November 2022 update:

Announcement: The call for ASJ scholarship applications is now open for the 2nd semester of AY 2022-2023. The application period is from November 2022 to January 2023.

About the ASJ Scholarship:

The Aguilar-San Juan (ASJ) scholarship grant is sponsored by renowned Filipino academics, Dr. Epifanio San Juan Jr. and Dr. Delia Aguilar, who have been recognized for their contributions to the fields of Philippine literature and Women’s Studies respectively. The grant is awarded based on the applicant’s financial need and good academic standing or talent in areas related to language and literature. The ASJ scholarship grant was first offered in 2018 to two scholars and was later extended to include more scholars. There are currently seven ASJ scholars.

Current Call:

Limited slots are available for the second semester of academic year 2022-23. New scholars will receive a grant benefit of Php 40,000 per semester. Please read the guidelines below and in the 2022 application form. Inquiries and applications may be sent to the DECL’s ASJ Scholarship Committee ( The deadline for applications and supporting documents is January 19, 2023. You may send your application earlier, to be followed by a copy of your grades for the first semester of AY2022-23.

Guidelines for AY2022-2023 scholars:

Grant benefit: Each new scholar will receive a grant benefit of Php 40,000 per semester, renewable until the recipient’s graduation (subject to conditions).

In brief, an applicant should…
1.     Be at least a 2nd year regular undergraduate DECL student,
2.     Have a GWA of 2 or better* and have no grades below 3.0 or INCs,
(Note: Consideration will be given to applicants who do not meet this grade requirement but who can demonstrate both need and special skills/talents/abilities as attested to by recommendations from former teachers),
3.     Have registered for a regular load every semester, and
4. Be able to present proof of financial need as specified in the application form.

Previous applicants may reapply but should update their supporting documents.

Please download and read the updated 2022 application form for more details about the supporting documents needed. Please email inquiries and applications with supporting documents to the ASJ Scholarship Committee (

Download the updated ASJ Scholarship application form here.