How to Apply National Academy of Sports Scholarship Program

The National Academy of Sports (NAS) is a government-attached institution that holds a secondary education program curriculum that is designed for the skills development of student-athletes in the Philippines.

They also sponsor the National Academy of Sports Annual Search for Competent, Exceptional, Notable, and Talented Student-Athlete Scholars (NASCENT SAS) in which they are annually searching for Filipino talented students who are interested to apply and become a scholarship grantee of the said sports scholarship program. Qualified applicants will be under the supervision of any of the following sports programs based on their chosen sports that are being offered by NAS, and these are as follows;

  1. Judo
  2. Aquatics
  3. Taekwondo
  4. Athletics
  5. Table Tennis
  6. Badminton
  7. Weightlifting
  8. Gymnastics

Aside from that, interested applicants need to undergo a due process wherein they have to submit their application requirements. Additionally, they are subject to various verifications, evaluations, and selection process where they have to pass all the necessary evaluations including the examinations before proceeding to the next selection process. These things should be completely done after the schedule of the application for the school year will.

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Student sports enthusiasts may now get the chance to become a scholar at the National Academy of Sports. With this, they will gain first-hand and extensive training in their respective field of interest from various experts and professionals. This program will bridge them to becoming one of the many Filipino globally competitive individuals in different sports.

Read on as we give you an in-depth guide and understanding of how to apply for the National Academy of Sports Scholarship Program.

National Academy of Sports Scholarship Program

What is the National Academy of Sports Scholarship Program?

The National Academy of Sports Scholarship Program is offered by the National Academy of Sports (NAS) to athletically inclined students to apply for this scholarship and study in this academy that would like to produce a globally competitive Filipino athlete who will compete and represent the Philippines internationally.

This sports scholarship program is intended for all interested student-athlete applicants that are incoming or enrolled Grade 7 or Grade 8 students who have a specialized talent and skills in sports. The goal of this scholarship grant is to support and encourage the young generation most especially students to engage in sports and to be excellent in their chosen field sports. In like manner, qualified applicants are entitled to receive the following benefits including the financial grants and scholarship privileges mentioned in this article. Interested applicants can apply using the information given below.

Notably, excellent students will not only acquire sports skills development but also acquire a quality education that will enhance their knowledge and understanding as a student and as an individual.

Benefits

This scholarship is open to upcoming high school preferably a Grade 7 and Grade 8 student-athlete who wishes to enroll in NAS and there are greater benefits that the eligible applicants can acquire. These are as follows:

  1. Free tuition fee
  2. Free Board and Lodging at the NAS Dormitory in NAS Campus, New Clark City, Capas Tarlac.
  3. Monthly allowance
  4. Quality secondary education specialized in sports
  5. Can develop sports skills and good moral character.
  6. Access to specialized world-class sports training facilities.
  7. An opportunity to represent the NAS and the country Philippines in international competition and exchange programs including international athlete importation.

Qualifications

The following is the list of qualification standards that the applicants must meet to be qualified for the National Academy of Sports Scholarship Program:

For incoming Grade 7 student-applicants,

  1. The interested student applicant must be a naturally-born Filipino citizen.
  2. Additionally, they must have at least 80% of the General Weighted Average (GWA)
  3. They must also be enrolled in Grade 6 or a graduate of elementary at the time of application. Evidence of equivalency must be presented for those who are not currently enrolled (this is for incoming grade 7 applicants)
  4. They must also show evidence of potential in their particular sport.
  5. Aside from that, they must not be older than 14 years old at the start of the school year.
  6. Additionally, they must show evidence of being in good health and physical fitness to undergo a rigorous athletic program.
  7. More importantly, they must be under the specified NAS focus sports- aquatics, athletics, badminton, gymnastics, judo, table tennis, taekwondo, and weightlifting.

For incoming Grade 8 student-applicants,

  1. They must also be a natural-born Filipino citizen.
  2. They must be currently enrolled as a Grade 7 pupil at the time of application. Also, for those who are not currently enrolled, evidence of equivalency is required.
  3. Aside from that, they must have a general weighted average of at least 80%.
  4. They must also show evidence of potential in their particular sport.
  5. They must not be older than 15 years old at the start of the school year.
  6. Additionally, they must show evidence of being in good health and physical fitness to undergo a rigorous athletic program.
  7. Lastly, they must be under the specified NAS focus sports- aquatics, athletics, badminton, gymnastics, judo, table tennis, taekwondo, and weightlifting.

Requirements

This program is intended for all student-athlete applicants and requires them to submit the following list of documents before the schedule of the scholarship application will close to be qualified for the sports scholarship program.

  1. Copy of Birth Certificate that is authenticated by the Philippine Statistic Authority or PSA.
  2. Duly Accomplished Application Form
  3. For incoming or enrolled Grade 7 student-athlete applicants a copy of the Grade 5 and Grade 6 Report Card is required and if none, proof of equivalency is also valid.
  4. For incoming or enrolled Grade 8 student-athlete applicants a copy of Grade 6 and Grade 7 Report Card is required and if none, proof of equivalency is also valid.
  5. Accomplished Student-Athlete Profile Form
  6. Certificate of Good Moral Character
  7. Two (2) Recommendation Forms coming from two (2) coaches the hat will be directly sent to NAS attached with a copy of the coaches’ ID.
  8. Proof of achievement or sports participation in any national sports competition, DepEd School Sports Division (SSD), Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), or National Sports Association (NSA).
  9. Sports Skills Video
  10. At least one (1) copy of a parent’s or guardian’s valid ID.
  11. Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire for all applicants.

How to Process National Academy of Sports Scholarship Program

The followings are the step-by-step guide and instructions that you can use as your basis to apply for National Academy for Sports and Scholarship Program.

Step 1: Applicants need to verify first the information they need to know regarding the scholarship program offered by NAS including the requirements needed for the application.

Step 2: Start to collect the requirements including the online application form. Applicants can access the required scholarship forms using this link https://bit.ly/NASCENTSAS2022Forms.

Step 3: Before submitting the application requirements most especially the application forms needed always double-check the encoded personal information.

Step 4: Online applicants can submit their required documents using this link https://bit.ly/NASCENTAS2022SubmissionForm or they can also send their requirements to nascentsas@deped.gov.ph with the correct subject title NASCENT SAS (year) Application of (Surname, First Name, and Middle Initial).

Step 5: Wait for the scholarship notification response. The scholarship program will be going to notify you regarding the status of your application. So, therefore, if you are qualified for the scholarship program, they will inform you for a tryout.

Important Reminders

Attached hereof are some important points that aspiring applicants need to remember before applying.

  1. The scholarship grant will last for six (6) years subject to the student’s-athlete sports and academic performance.
  2. The guidelines of the required video that will be submitted together with the requirements mentioned in this article are available at this link https://bit,ly/SportsSkillsVideoGuidelines.
  3. Applicants are encouraged to apply online for the most convenient way of application.
  4. Those applicants who wish to submit printed copies of their scholarship requirement can send them using the information given below: (take note that the requirements will be received along Bonifacio Gate only so it is advised that the applicants will contact the NASCENT SAS Secretariat through text message using this contact number 09760383434 or e-mail them at nascentsas@deped.gov.ph for proper coordination and security of the documents. An acknowledgment notification will be sent to the applicants right after the scholarship office received the application requirements).
  5. The coaches will directly send the recommendation to the National Academy of Sports together with a copy of a valid ID.

NASCENT SAS Secretariat

National Academy of Sports

4th Floor, PSC Building A, Philsports Complex

Bonifacio Gate along Capt. Henry P. Javier St.

Orambo, Pasig City

Video: Philippines National Academy of Sports Scholarship

Check out the video provided above as it will help you understand the National Academy of Sports Scholarship Program (NASCENT SAS) even more, particularly about the requirements that the applicant needs to know and some pro tips when applying for the said program.

Also, check out another video below which is a one-on-one interview of CNN Philippines with the Executive Deputy Director of NAS regarding the National Academy of Sports Scholarship program in which he clarifies the said scholarship program including the coverage and the qualified applicants of the said scholarship program including the specific sports program that applicants must engage in.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. My siblings are scholarship grantees of the said scholarship program already and I am now an incoming Grade 7 student and wanted to apply for the said scholarship program, am I still qualified to apply?

The scholarship program did not issue any rules about that matter provided that you are qualified you can apply for the said scholarship program therefore it is suggested that you will reach out to their scholarship office using the information posted in this article for proper coordination and better understanding.

2. I am already a college student; can I still apply for the said scholarship grant?

This scholarship program is only intended for incoming or enrolled Grade 7 or Grade 8 high school students with a required minimum of age in which it ensures the skills development of young Filipino individuals in acquiring enough proper training to be well-nurtured and prepare for a global sports competition in their future endeavors.

3. I apply online and I wanted to know if I am qualified for the scholarship program, how do we know if we are on the list of official scholarship grantees?

Short-listed applicants are informed through text messages, phone calls, or even through e-mail but sometimes the scholarship coordinator posts it on their social media platforms like their FB page and other online sites including the other information that the public need to know. The announcement of short-listed applicants is usually posted before the start of the academic school year.

4. I have some questions and concerns, to whom will I contact regarding this matter?

If you have some issues or concerns, you can contact them using the following NAS contact information.

Facebook: National Academy of Sports, @nassystemph
FB: https://www.facebook.com/nassystemph
Instagram: National Academy of Sports, @nassystemph
IG: https://www.instagram.com/nassystemph

E-mail Address: nascentsas@deped.gov.ph

NASCENT SAS Secretariat Contact Information
Mobile Number: 09760383434; 09760378383

5. Does the student-athlete have regular training sessions?

Student-athletes are encouraged to attend their regular training sessions provided by their sports training experts or trainer except if they feel sick or they have an illness. They are expected to have training sessions in sports since they want to develop their skills through practical sports performance training.

6. Is it required for the scholars to study in NAS to be scholarship grantees?

Since the NAS together with the government is the one that sponsors this scholarship program, scholarship grantees are expected to study and enrolled in their academic and sports program curriculum where they are evaluated based on their sports and academic performance. They will be subjected to various evaluations for them a quality education both in academic and sports development.

7. Is there a minimum grade requirement?

If you’re an interested applicant, you must be mindful that there is a corresponding grade requirement to proceed with your application for the said scholarship program. The minimum grade requirement is at least an 80% general weighted average (GWA) for both incoming Grade 7 and Grade 8 students. Hence, you must obtain at least the said GWA to qualify for the said scholarship program.

8. Can anyone apply for the said scholarship program or it is only intended for a specific year or grade level?

This scholarship program only accepts applications for incoming Grade 7 and Grade 8 students who have specialized talent and skills in sports. This program aims to support and encourage the young generation most especially students to engage in sports and to be excellent in their chosen field sports.

9. Who are eligible to apply? Are there any age requirements?

First of all, the said program is only intended for incoming Grade 7 and Grade 8 student-athlete applicants. Additionally, there is a grade requirement that you have to meet. To view the full list of eligibility requirements, check out the article above under the ‘Qualifications’ section.

Aside from that, applicants who are in the age group of not older than 14 years old (for incoming Grade 7 applicants) and not older than 15 years old (for Grade 8  student applicants) are the ones who are eligible to apply for the said scholarship program.

Summary

Hence, this is the process of applying for the National Academy of Sports Scholarship Program. The application process is simple, but firstly, you must be qualified before you try to apply for the said scholarship program. This includes meeting the age requirement, health requirement, and grade requirement, and you could show evidence of your chosen sports that you wish to learn and train for professionally such as proof of achievement or sports participation in any national sports competition, DepEd School Sports Division (SSD), Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), or National Sports Association (NSA). Additionally, you are also required to show a video of yourself performing the sport you like to showcase your skills in that sport. This will be one of the bases for their evaluation to become a scholar of the National Academy of Sports Scholarship Program. This program has a lot to offer including an opportunity to train with experts and professionals and in the long run compete globally.

Aside from that, if you think you are qualified enough to apply for the said scholarship program, do not hesitate to apply once the application starts. Also, secure and provide all the documentary requirements completely and correctly. More importantly, do not falsify any document or information about your application as this may affect and hinder your successful application to the said scholarship program.

Thus, understanding the basic information that you need to know is an advantage for you before you apply for the said scholarship program. Good luck with your application.