COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao: The Department of Science and Technology in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOST-ARMM) opened the applications for its Science and Technology (S&T) scholarships for school year 2017-2018. The programs include admission to the Philippine Science High School System (PSHSS), the Junior Level Science Scholarship Program (JLSSP), and the Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program (ASTHRDP). Interested must visit DOST-ARMM office here or its provincial offices for application forms and brochures. The PSHSS entrance exam will be on Oct. 22 while deadline for application to JLSSP is on Oct. 15. Meanwhile, graduates in the region who want to pursue a Master’s or Doctorate (MS and PhD) degree in various science and technology areas can avail of the ASTHRDP. Priority fields of study include Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemical Sciences, Earth, Atmospheric and Space Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Fisheries and Marine Science, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Pure and Applied Mathematics, Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences; and Pure and Applied Physics.