In a previous post, we detailed everything about the CHED Scholarship you needed to know. From the eligibility requirements and the documents needed, to the process of the application, you can check that in the previous article.
This article, however, will focus on the priority courses that the CHED will pick for a certain learner to be eligible for the CHED scholarship.
NOTE: This list comes from CHED Memorandum Order No. 01 Series of 2014. This list is according to the provisions of the Republic Act (R.A.) No. 7722 or also known as the “Higher Education Act of 1994.”
So, we will be giving you the list of the priority courses of CHED for the learners to be able to enter or be eligible for the CHED scholarship.
We will be listing the different courses based on the category of the main program. More so, we will also be telling you what the allocation of the said program is depending on CHED’s discretion and command.
The different priority programs of CHED categorized by the course
The list is going to be identified per percentage allocation so this is going to be from the least to the best.
Maritime – 2 percent allocation
- BS Marine Transportation
Communication – 2 percent allocation
- BS Development Communication
- BA Communication
- BA Journalism
- BA Broadcasting
Arts and Humanities – 5 percent allocation
- BS Theology
- BS Religious Education
- Creative and Performing Arts
- BS Philosophy
Social and Behavioral Sciences – 5 percent allocation
- BS Psychology
- Guidance & Counselling
- BS Social Work
- Human Development
Business Administration and Related Courses – 5 percent allocation
- Business Data Outsourcing
- BS Accountancy
- Business Process Outsourcing
- Construction Management
Architecture – 5 percent allocation
- Urban Planning
- BS Architecture
- Fine Arts
- Landscape Architecture
- Environmental Planning
- Interior Design
Information Technology – 10 percent allocation
- Computer Science
- Bachelor in Library Science and Information System major in System Analysis
- Information System Management
- Information Technology and Computing Studies
Health Sciences – 10 percent allocation
- BS Nutrition
- Medical Technology
- Radiology Technology
- Physical Therapy
Teacher Education Major in the following – 10 percent allocation
- Special Education (SPED)
- Educational Media/Technology
- Human Kinetics
- Bachelor of Physical Education major in School PE
- Physical Education and Sports Science
- Environmental Planning (for teachers)
- Early Childhood Education
- Music Education
- Art Education
- Health Education
Science and Math – 13 percent allocation
- BS Applied Physics
- BS Biology
- BS Chemistry
- BS Physics
- BS Marine Biology/Science
- BS Geology
- BS Earth Science
- BS Statistics/Applied Statistics
- BS Applied Mathematics
- Environmental Science
- Atmospheric Science
Agriculture and Related Fields -15 percent allocation
- Agricultural Economics
- Agricultural Engineering
- Agricultural Entrepreneurship
- Agricultural Technology
- BS Food Technology
- Veterinary Medicine
Engineering – 15 percent allocation
- Metallurgical or Mining
- Chemical Engineering
- Sanitary Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Bio Chemical Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Electronics and Communication Engineering
If you think that these are the only programs that are prioritized by CHED, inquire to the CHED Regional Office assigned to you or near you to determine because there might be other courses and programs eligible for the said CHED scholarship. Other courses would have a 3 percent allocation.
As per the memo, this CHED Memorandum Order shall have immediate effectivity upon the approval of the school and the Regional Office and will remain under effect until the time that CHED will release a new CMO.
If you want the exact copy of the memorandum, click on this link here.
What is the importance of knowing these priority courses by CHED?
Well of course, you would want to ask the question why knowing all of these courses is necessary. First thing is that if you are interested in being granted the CHED scholarship, you have to know that they have priorities in order for them to fully maximize the scholarship they will be giving. Imagine granting a learner a scholarship and after graduating they don’t get something in return.
In addition to that, they can easily determine and segregate the students whom they will grant the scholarship/s to. The point of them having these priority courses and programs is for them to be able to easily attain what they need in business but they can’t escape the fact that it’s good aid for the students and for the families. Even if it’s just a fair amount of deduction from the students’ tuition fees, it’s still a huge help for the families of the students and the students themselves.