This program is the precursor of all S&T scholarships of DOST. It originated from the “Science Talent Search” which begun in 1958 when the National Science Development Board (NSDB), the forerunner of DOST, was created.
The first set of awards consisted of 10 slots, which gradually increased through the years. The program has produced leaders and decision-makers in various areas of S&T in government, the academe and private industries.
Less than 300 scholarships slots are available every school year.