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Annual Nationwide Search for Young Arts Scholars (ANSYAS) 2016 : Now Accepting Applicants

The Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) has started its Annual Nationwide Search for Young Arts Scholars (ANSYAS) for school year 2016-2017.

Good new to incoming Grade 8 who is have talent in arts like music, dance, writing, theater acting, visual arts. Here’s your chance to be one of this year search for young arts scholar.
Grade Six students in public and private schools may apply.

Being a mom of an PHSA Alumni, I want to encourage you to apply for this scholarship if you believe you have a talent in arts. If ever you are chosen to be one of the scholars, you are opening your world on so many possibilities. I could say that it opens a lot of opportunities to my children, and being a scholar in college is one of them. The training that they received from PHSA is so tremendous that they are prepared to face the world, armed with great talent. Scholarships from different school abroad are also one of the perks of being a PHSA Alumni. The training they provided for their scholars includes free tuition and board and lodging, a monthly stipend, and free tickets to shows, events, and performances at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

If accepted, a student will get a Full Special Secondary (K12) Scholarship. This Scholars will also get the opportunity to meet and interact with world-class artists as well as represent the school and the country in local and international festivals, competitions, and exchange programs.

PHSA is located in Mt. Makiling in Los Baños, Laguna, PHSA is a government-run secondary school that aims to identify and develop "artistically gifted and talented children to become artists of excellence in the field of dance, music, theater, creative writing, and visual arts."

PHSA only accepts around 40 to 50 new students every year to ensure a more individualized and differentiated academic and arts training programs possible. Applicants will undergo talent test, exams and after that, a final deliberation will be held to choose the final listing. If ever that you are not pick , there is a waiting list that contains the names of the students who would replace those who passed but opt not to accept the scholarship.

You can download the application here

Here are the following requirement to be eligible for scholarship, an applicant must:

  1. be a Filipino citizen with no pending application as immigrant to any foreign country;
  2. have an outstanding ability in an art discipline;
  3. be a Grade Six pupil at the time of application;
  4. not be older than 14 years upon enrolment;
  5. be proficient in oral and written Filipino and English;
  6. be willing to study in a residential school;
  7. have no debilitating illnesses or systemic and/or communicable diseases such as serum sickness, congenital heart disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, hepatitis A and/or B, untreated primary complex, chronic otitis media, malaria, bronchial asthma, and/or seizures/involuntary tremors; and
  8. be determined to pursue a college degree or career in Dance, Creative Writing, Architecture, Fine Arts, Music, or Theater.

The following documents must be received by the Search Committee for the preliminary evaluation of scholarship applications:

  1. a fully accomplished PHSA Scholarship Application Form
  2. a photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by the NSO
  3. a photocopy of Grade V or Grade VI Report Card
  4. a one-page resume citing accomplishments in the art field of interest
  5. Creative Writing: ten (10) samples of works (e.g. short story, poem, essay) in Filipino and/or English, typewritten, doublespaced on A4 white bond paper authenticated by the teacher-in-charge
  6. Visual Arts: ten (10) images of artworks (jpeg format) in CD or DVD

As of now, here are the schedule dates

ANSYAS 2016 Regional Testing and Audition Center
(as of Aug. 03, 2015)
Region V (Guinobatan, Albay)
Marcial O. Ranola Memorial School
September 12, 2015, 7:00am
Region 3 (Central Luzon) Olongapo City
Olongapo City Elementary School
Rizal Ave., Olongapo City
September 26, 2015, 7:00am
Region 6 (Western Visayas)
Philippine Normal University
Cadiz City Negros Occidental
October 10, 2015, 7:00am
Screening, audition and testing of applicants.

There will also be a screening in designated testing centers in National Capital Region, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

All applications must be received by the Scholarship committee on or before September 15, 2015.
For more information about ANYAS, contact PHSA
E-mail ad:
Contact Nos: 0917-866-3097 / 049-576-4100
Telefax: 049-536-5973

Contact persons: Ms. Josefina Guillen and Shirley de Quiroz

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