Step-Up program is open to Pinoys with Disabilities

The Step-Up program is a scholarship program for those who want to become teachers after graduating from a different degree or those who are already studying education but are unable to finish it because of financial or similar difficulties. This scholarship is seeking PWD applicants.

After meeting with representatives of Inc, Philippine Business for Education (PBED) representative Dianne Fajardo, has stated that her prganization is more than willing to extend these scholarships to PWDs, specifically those who are likers of the Inc. homepage.

If you are a Pinoy with Disability ( Inc) and you are:

1. A former or current student of BSE or BEED (incoming college junior of third year)

2. Has discontinued studies due to financial reasons of medical issues but are currently able to return to finish your degree in education

3. A college graduate working in another profession but wants to take a Certificate in Teaching Program (CTP is a program that has 18 units taken in partner universities) and become a licensed teacher

4. Willing to take the Licensure Examinations for Teachers after finishing the scholarship

5. Willing to apply at the DepEd to become a tenured and licensed public school teacher.

6. Not more than 45 years old.

Then the Step-Up opportunity is the one for you.

To avail of this scholarship, you wil need to take an exam and after 2 weeks you will know if you qualify.

Partner universities are spread all over the country, from NCR to Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. You need not travel to Manila to study because most likely there is a partner university near you. These universities are:

Northern Luzon:

Mariano Marcos State University-Laoag

Philippine Normal University- Isabela

Ifugao State University-Lagawe

Araullo University

Holy Angel University

University of Pangasinan


Philippine Normal University-Manila

Centro Escolar University-Manila

Far Eastern University

University of Santo Tomas

Technological Institute of the Philppines-Quezon City

Southern Luzon:

First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities

Saint Bridget College

De La Salle University-Lipa

Ateneo de Naga University

Bicol University-Legazpi


University of Saint La Salle

University of San Carlos

Cebu Normal University

Visayas State University


Ateneo de Zamboanga University

La Salle University-Ozamis

Xavier University-CDO

Ateneo De Davao University

Mindanao State University- IIT

To know more about this opportunity for our PWD brothers and sisters, pleave visit their websites:

Benefits are listed at:

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