THE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS AND SPECIAL GRANTS
The University provides greater access to quality Catholic Vincentian Education through the following scholarships and grants:
The President Scholarship is categorized into Full President Scholarship, Half President Scholarship and President Service Grant. These are all awarded upon the discretion of the University President to deserving students who belong to the socially disadvantaged sector in recognition of their outstanding academic performance and/or special talents along the areas of arts, music, sports, graphics, computer animations, leadership, community service and the like. Qualified applicants are required to submit a written application and a written recommendation from a teacher, adviser, moderator, dean, administrator or principal.
This is a full or half tuition fee discount granted to financially disadvantaged but academically competent students who meet the specific criteria set by the College. This applies only for students taking up Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Bachelor in Elementary Education, Bachelor in Secondary Education, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Social Work and Bachelor of Music. This scholarship is good for four years for as long as the student is able to maintain the academic grade requirements set by the College.
ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC GRANTS (STUDENT ASSISTANT PROGRAM)
The St. Louise de Marillac Grant of the Daughters of Charity provides educational assistance to desirous and deserving young people who are academically capable yet financially handicapped. The grantees are expected to help the University through varied works they will be asked to render as part of their total formation. To qualify for this grant, the following requirements should be met:
- Must belong preferably to a low-income family with three or more dependents;
- Must be physically and psychologically fit;
- Must be morally upright;
- Must be single and within the age bracket of 16 to 25 years old upon application; and
- Must have a general weighted average grade of 85 in the Form 138 to qualify for a four-year course.
BISHOP GAINZA SCHOLARSHIP
A special grant is awarded to one graduate from any Daughter of Charity School per recommendation of the School Head. The grantee must belong to a low-income family; must be academically competent with a general weighted average grade of 85 or above; and with no grade below 80 in any subject during his fourth year in high school.
ST. ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is granted to Universidad de Sta. Isabel Basic Education Department Graduates only. A full scholarship is awarded to the Top Ten of a graduating batch and half scholarship is granted to the next Top Ten of the said graduating batch. Close to this, twenty (20%) percent discount on tuition fees is given to all graduates. An excess in the regular number of years required to finish the course, is no longer covered by the said grant.
ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC ALTERNATIVE COLLEGE SOCIALIZED TUITION FEE SCHEME
The rationale behind the program is to give opportunities for the economically deprived working students a chance to pursue higher education in a socialized tuition fee payment. As much as 75% discount is given to financially poor yet academically qualified students.
SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE RELIGIOUS
Full tuition or half tuition fee discount is granted to priests and nuns. Qualified applicants should be recommended by their superiors and/or heads of the congregation.
AMBASSADORS OF CULTURE AND ARTS TROUPE (ACAT) SCHOLARSHIP
Tuition fee discounts are granted to Higher Education Department Students who are members of the Ambassadors of Culture and Arts Troupe (ACAT) and have shown exemplary artistic dancing performance. Discounts vary depending upon the criteria set by the Culture and the Arts Office. The scholarship is granted to students who have been regular members of the dance troupe for at least one year. He/she must not have any failing grade based on the passing grade set by the College where the student belongs. The students must have shown the ability to balance academics and dancing requirements like rehearsals, practices and performances. To join the ACAT, the student-applicant has to pass rigid trainings and auditions. Trainees are not yet considered members of the ACAT and cannot avail of any scholarship. The scholarship is granted only to members with proven exemplary performance as ACAT member, discipline and academic performance.
SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY VARSITY
Financial assistance is granted to members of the University Varsity based on outstanding sporting skills, academic performance, discipline and financial status of the students. Residency of at least one semester is required before a varsity player may be granted tuition fee assistance, except for deserving students with exemplary sporting potentials and proven track records in sports. A varsity player must carry a load of not less than 15 units in a semester. Only students who are academically competent can be members of the varsity; thus, they must not have failing marks, incomplete grades and dropped subjects in a semester.
SCHOLARSHIP FOR BAND MEMBERS
This scholarship is granted to students with special talents in music and for the outstanding performance and skills as members of the University Band. The grantees must not have any failing grade. The amount of grant given depends on the number of years of service as band member, musical skills, academic performance and discipline.
PARENTS-TEACHERS COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP
This may either be full or half tuition fee financial assistance granted by the Higher Education Parent-Teachers Council. As a counterpart to the assistance given, the beneficiaries render varied services to the Organization.
USI ALUMNI FOUNDATION INCORPORATED SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship is granted to children of the Alumni of the University, preferably to those with financial difficulties. The Association sets the criteria for the scholarship, screens the applicant and determines the amount of tuition fee assistance given to the recipient.
COMMUNION OF GIFTS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship program is an expression of gratitude of the Universidad de Sta. Isabel Administrators, Faculty, Non-teaching Staff and Maintenance by voluntarily donating a portion of their salary to the beneficiaries of the program. Every member of the USI family is invited to pledge for whatever amount he/she can offer through salary deduction every pay day.
USI TIPID SAVINGS SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship is among the components of the University’s Tipid Savings Program which is a voluntary savings program of the members of the USI Family. A portion of every pay day’s salary is deposited as a form of savings under the program which in turn is invested in forms of loans availed by the USI Personnel. The program utilizes a portion of its earnings by extending financial assistance to students through educational scholarship covering free tuition and miscellaneous fees for full scholars, half tuition and miscellaneous fees for half scholars, and free miscellaneous fees offered specially for Marillac Grantees, Maintenance and Non-Teaching Staff Children studying in the University.
GRADUATE SCHOOL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Half tuition fee discount is given to a faculty member and staff of the Daughters of Charity Schools and 25% tuition fee discount for probationary employees. More so, 25% tuition fee discount is given to the religious and faculty members of other institutions.
The University assists applicants to avail of the various government and private scholarship grants like:
- PESFA (CHED and TESDA)
- Full/Half Merit Scholarship (CHED)
- PGMA “Study Now; Pay Later” Program (CHED)
- Regional Scholarship Program (RSP)
- National Scholarship Program (NSP)
- Handog Edukasyon Para sa Mahirap (HEPMA)
- Student Assistance Fund for Education (SAFE)
- City Scholarships/Financial Assistance
- Provincial Scholarships/Financial Assistance
- Congressional Scholarships/Financial Assistance
- The Elena Tan Foundation Scholarships granted to Night High School and Night College Students
- USI Alumni Association Foreign-Based Scholarships
- Other Alumni Scholarships
- Veterans Scholarship Grant
- Scholarships Funded by Private Individuals
- SM Foundation Incorporated Scholarship
- GSIS Scholarship
The University accepts applicants with Pre-paid Tuition Plans and other Agency-Funded Scholarships or Grants.