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Scholarship Grant for Consecrated Women and Lay in the Masters, DMin and PhD Programs

Aug 6, 2022

A. Prospective recipients are lay and religious sisters who have been accepted to LST’s civil degree Master of Arts, Master, Doctor of Philosophy in Theology and Doctor of Ministry Programs for the Academic Year 2022-2023. Certificate Programs are not covered by the scholarship. Due to the limited availability of funds, aside from Filipino applicants, only international applicants from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) may apply. They should have completed at least a year of English language study in the Philippines and should submit the results of their TOEFL Exam (Test of English as a Foreign Language; https://www.ets.org/toefl). A minimum score of 80 in the computer based test is required. They are also required to take the Entrance Examinations in the Philippines.

B. Five (5) scholarship grants will be awarded each year beginning Academic Year 2020-2021. The grant covers only 50% or 75% of tuition and other fees during the period of course work and excludes semesters of Thesis or Dissertation Writing and Defense. If approved, it should be applied for/renewed every semester one month before first day of LST Enrollment by accomplishing the LST Application Form for Scholarship.

C. Those admitted to a degree program but whose scholarship application have not been approved for the current academic year due to full scholarship quota may avail of the grant in the succeeding year as priority recipients.

D. Recipients should be enrolled every semester with a load of 12 to 15 units (4-5 courses). One may enroll with an overload of 15 units if given permission by the Loyola Schools Associate Dean for Graduate Programs. Recipients may opt to enroll as well in course work during the Intersession under the grant, pending the availability of courses.

E. If needed by LST, recipients may be required to render 18 hours of service at LST during the semester under the general supervision of the Assistant to the President.

F. In order to maintain the scholarship, recipients (1) should not receive a mark of B (Average), C (Passing, earns no credit) or F (Failure) and (2) should maintain an average semestral mark of B+ or Above Average.

G. How to Apply

1. Submit the following documents to the Office of the LST President:

a) Accomplished LST Application Form for Scholarship

b) Personal Letter of Application addressed to the President of LST, indicating the following:

  • request for scholarship
  • purpose for graduate studies
  • possible work/assignment after completion of degree
  • justification for request for scholarship on the basis of the financial situation of the family or religious congregation
c) Recommendation Letter from one’s immediate superior at work or in the religious congregation
d) Photocopy of College/University Transcript of Records

e) For lay: Income Tax Return (ITR) of persons on whom applicant depends for financial support (self, family, others)

Deadline for the submission of the above requirements is on 11 May 2022. Requirements may also be submitted by email to admin@lst.edu.

2. Prospective recipients should follow the procedures in the LST-AdMU Website and meet the required deadlines. Click here.

3. The results of the application to the (a) graduate program and (b) scholarship grant will be communicated to the applicant by email by the Director of the Theology and Ministry Program (LST’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, vpacademic@lst.edu).
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