/ 22 July 2023

THE UNIVERSITY of San Carlos will offer scholarships for its two graduate programs through the Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program of the Department of Science and Technology Science Education Institute.

These programs are MS in Pharmacy and MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

“The Technical Working Group who evaluated the graduate programs included former DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña, DOST-SEI Deputy Director Albert Mariño, former UP College of Pharmacy Dean Imelda Peña, and Professor Agnes Castillo of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Pharmacy,” USC said.

“The TWG reviewed the program design, conducted interviews with faculty members and students, and performed an ocular inspection of the research facilities at the Department,” it added.

Scholarships for master’s degrees in pharmacy through DOST-SEI ASTHRDP are only available at USC in the Visayas and Mindanao.

Qualified scholars are entitled to free tuition, stipend, transportation allowance, insurance and research fund.

The programs address priority needs for health and pharmaceutical sciences through the production of R&D-ready, high-level human resources in the region, the university said.

The department will open opportunities for aspiring science and technology scholars, particularly in the fields of natural products and drug development in the countryside through this program, it added.

Aside from Pharmacy, USC through the DOST-SEI ASTHRDP also offers scholarships in other priority fields including Biology, Marine Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics.