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Local Scholarship Program for SY 2010-2011

The CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION (CSC) announces the conduct of the competitive examination for the:

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
for

MASTER’S DEGREE COURSE
(LSP-MDC) for
School Year 2011-2012

Date of Examination : March 28, 2010
Deadline for Filing of Applications : February 10, 2010

Acceptance of applications is on a first-come, first-served basis. Though deadline for filing of applications is set, the Commission may, at any time, declare it earlier, as soon as a sufficient number of applications have been received and accepted.

The LSP-MDC competitive examination consists of two (2) stages:

Stage 1 (Written Test)

- The test is designed to measure basic competencies required for graduate work. It is a test of verbal ability, analytical ability, numerical ability, managerial ability and general knowledge on the Philippine Constitution, human rights, work ethics (RA 6713) and environment protection.

Stage 2 (Interview)

- Those who pass the written test shall qualify for the interview. Only those who pass the interview shall:

(i) For those with postgraduate units and/or on thesis writing – proceed to continue with their studies under the terms and conditions of the scholarship; and   (ii) For those without post graduate units, or those who have not started with a graduate degree/course – proceed to take the qualifying requirements of the school where they wish to pursue graduate studies in the field relevant to the needs or mandate of the agency.

In both cases, the grantee shall be entitled to a maximum of one (1) year scholarship grant to pursue a master’s degree.

I. Who are Qualified to the Program?

A. Government employees who were nominated by the agency head and possess the following qualifications:   1. Holder of a Bachelor’s degree from a college or university recognized and/or accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)   2. Holder of a permanent status of appointment for three (3) consecutive years at the time of application;   3. With performance rating of at least ‘VERY SATISFACTORY’ for the last two (2) consecutive rating  periods prior to the date of filing of application; and   4. In good health and physically and mentally fit to perform the rigors of graduate studies. B. Government employees who have earned master’s units or have completed the required academic units and are on thesis writing who wish to complete the original course, or to pursue another course. C. Government employees who have availed of a short-term course, whether local or foreign, provided that they have completed the service obligation, unless no service obligation is required for the scholarship availed of. D. Coterminous government employees, provided that the service obligation will be met within the term of office of the employee concerned; and provided further that the employee is not related to the agency head, within the 4th degree of consanguinity or of affinity. E. Government employees who have pending administrative/criminal case/s at the time of filing of application may apply. However, should they be later found guilty of an administrative/criminal offense, the scholarship grant, if any, is deemed automatically revoked. Hence, they shall refund to the Commission and to the agency the actual amount paid for the grant, including salaries, allowances and other benefits.

II. Who are Not Qualified to the Program?

A. Government employees who already possess a master’s degree; B. Government employees who have been found guilty of any administrative/criminal offense in the past three (3) years prior to the date of filing of application; and C. Government employees who have been dismissed from the service. III. What are the Application Requirements? A. Properly accomplished application form (CS Form 101-B Revised March 2006); B. Four (4) copies of identical 1 ½” x 2” ID pictures with full name tag, taken within the last three (3) months prior to the date of filing of application;

Note: Scanned, photocopied or cutout pictures, and pictures without name tags are strictly not accepted.

C. Original and photocopy of one (1) valid ID card such as Company/Office,  SSS, GSIS, PRC, Postal and Barangay ID cards, Police Clearance Certificate, Driver’s License and Valid Passport bearing the applicant’s picture, date of birth, signature, and the signature of the issuing agency’s head or his/her authorized representative; D. Photocopy of performance rating for the last two consecutive rating periods prior to application; E. Photocopy of diploma, or certificate of graduation in the baccalaureate degree from the school where the applicant graduated; F. Service record for the last three (3) years; and G. Medical certificate indicating the good health, physical and mental fitness of the applicant to perform the rigors of a graduate study.

IV. How much is the Application/Examination Fees?

None. No application or examination fees shall be collected.

V. Where to Secure and File Application Forms?

• Application forms are available at any CSC Regional or Field Office, or may be downloaded from the CSC website at www.csc.gov.ph • Applicants from Metro Manila should file their applications at the CSC National Capital Region Office located at No. 25 Kaliraya St. Doña Josefa, Quezon City; or at any CSC Field Office in Metro Manila. • Applicants from the provinces should file their applications at any CSC Regional/Provincial/Field Office. • The CSC Central Office located at IBP Road, Batasan Hills, Quezon City, does not accept applications for the LSP-MDC written examination.

VI. Where are the Examination Centers?

Region 1 – San Fernando City, La Union     Region 2 – Tuguegarao City     Region 3 -

City of San Fernando, Pampanga

Region 4 -

CSC Regional Office,
Panay Avenue, Quezon City

Region 5 – Legazpi City     Region 6 – Iloilo City     Region 7 – Cebu City     Region 8 – Tacloban City     Region 9 – Zamboanga City     Region 10 – Cagayan de Oro City     Region 11 – Davao City     Region 12 -

Cotabato City

NCR – Makati City     CAR – Baguio City     CARAGA – CSC Regional Office, Butuan City     ARMM – ARMM, Cotabato City

VII. What to Bring on Examination Day?

A. Notice of Assignment / Application Receipt B. Blue or black ballpen C. Lead (black) No. 2 pencil(s) and eraser(s) D. Valid ID presented when the application was filed, a photocopy of which was  attached to the application form

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