The BFAR Fisheries Scholarship Program (FSP)

The BFAR Fisheries Scholarship Program is offering undergraduate scholarships to deserving students (Fisheries Scholarship Progam) and also to children of small-scale fisherfolk (Fisherfolk Children Educational Grant) who are interested to pursue a four-year BS Fisheries course. The scholarship program provides FIVE slots per region. Interested applicants should meet the following qualifications:

For High School Students:

  • High school student of the current year
  • Not more than 20 years old
  • Belongs to the TOP TEN of his / her graduating class (not upper 10%), duly certified by the school head / principal

For High School Graduates:

  • Not more than 20 years old at the time of the examination
  • Has not earned any units in college
  • Belongs to the TOP TEN of his / her graduating class (not upper 10%), duly certified by the school head / principal

For Children of Fisherforlk:

  • High school graduate who is a son / daughter of a bonafide small-scale fisherfolk
  • Not more than 20 years old
  • Not presently enrolled in any course and general weighted average (GWA) should not be lower than 80 or its equivalent.
  • Family’s annual gross income of not more than P 25,000.00
  • Parents must be a member of a fishing association / cooperative duly attested by the chairman and secretary of the association.
  • Must be a resident of the municipality for at least four (4) years prior to availing the scholarship as attested by the school records and certification from the Barangay Chairman / Municipal Mayor.

A scholar under the FSP program shall be entitled to the following:

  • Free matriculation and other fees
  • Monthly stipend – P 2,500.00.
  • Semestral book allowance – P 2,000.00
  • Thesis support – P 5,000.00
  • Graduation support – P 500.00

A scholar under the FCEG program shall be entitled to the following:

  • Free matriculation and other fees
  • Monthly stipend – P 2,500.00.
  • Semestral book allowance – P 2,000.00
  • Thesis support – P 3,000.00
  • Graduation support – P 500.00

Interested applicants may download the regular scholarship or fisherfolk scholarship application form or obtain hard copies which are available at BFAR Central Office or at BFAR Regional Offices.

Livelihood Program

BFAR regularly provides the fisherfolk with appropriate hands-on training on various technologies in the culture of fish and other aquatic organisms including seaweeds; improved fishing, specifically in the construction and proper use of passive gears; post-harvest and value-adding, as well as, on resource management and aquatic environment protection. The training package is also complemented with fundings and/or technical support in securing funds from other sources.

For more details regarding the scholarship program, you may visit or contact Augusto S. Regio or Renato L. Gutierrez of the scholarship committee at:

The Scholarship Committee Secretariat
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
2/F PCA Annex Bldg., Commonwealth Ave.,
Diliman, Quezon City

Tel. No. (2) 929-3118
Fax No. (2) 929-7018
E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]
Web:  www.bfar.da.gov.ph/scholarship.jsp

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