USWAG Scholarship application, requirements

Uswag Scholarship Program has been successfully assisting underprivileged yet deserving students of Iloilo City in receiving financial aid to further their education.

Launched in 2010 by Mayor Jerry P. Treñas, the USWAG Scholarship is one of Iloilo City Government’s flagship initiatives. The program is anchored on its W.H.E.E.L.S. or Welfare, Health, Environment, Education, Livelihood, Sustainability roadmap under Education. The initiative has helped young Ilonggos in pursuing their academic goals and achieving their dreams.

“Education is vital to building a community and a nation. As father of the city, I want my children, the Ilonggos, to have bigger and better opportunities to improve their lives. That’s why investing in education through various programs and projects is one of our priorities,” said Treñas.

“We put up the Uswag Scholarship Program as an opportunity for our youths to pursue their dreams without worrying about financial constraints,” he added.

Qualified beneficiaries get P5,000 cash assistance per semester, or a total of P10,000 per year. To inspire the scholars to strive more with excellence, Treñas gives out cash incentives to those who graduate with Latin honors.

Application Requirements

• Residency in Iloilo City
• Good moral character
• Total gross income not exceeding P220,000.00 per annum for the last two years
• Both parents or guardians must be residents of Iloilo City for at least 2 years
• Graduation from any public or recognized private senior high school in Iloilo City, or currently enrolled in a college or university accredited by CHED in Iloilo City, maintaining a minimum grade of 80% in all subjects
• Achieve a final equivalent rating of 80% or above in the competitive examination conducted by the commission
• Enrollment in a Bachelor’s or 4 year degree course in any college or university in Iloilo City recognized or accredited by CHED (excluding courses at Iloilo City Community College)

“To the scholars, they should continue studying well and strive hard since the guidelines state that there must be no grade lower than 80 in any subject for their scholarship to continue. They need to maintain their grades until they graduate,” USWAG Scholarship Office Head Rene Jabican said.

Uswag Scholarship has helped a total of 27,389 scholars since 2010, and many are already doing well professionally. There were 2,000 awardees including 34 Cum Laude, 11 Magna Cum Laude, one Summa Cum Laude, and 46 with Latin Honors in 2023.

Uswag Scholarship Office is located at 7th Floor of Iloilo City Hall. For more inquiries or clarification, please contact 0906-224-4465 / 0999-154-1542 or through email at

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