Hello there! The UP Diliman Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs’ #OpportunitiesCorner is an update on available scholarships, exchange programs, conferences, workshops, and other skill-enhancing initiatives for UP Diliman students. Here’s for the 1st week of April 2024:

ASEAN Prize 2024 

Entering its seventh year, the ASEAN Prize is an annual regional award honoring outstanding individuals and organizations based in ASEAN in recognition of their contributions and accomplishments to the ASEAN Community building efforts. The ASEAN Prize 2024 Recipient will receive a trophy and monetary prize of US$20,000.


Eligible ASEAN individuals and organizations are invited to file their applications by elaborating on their achievements that fall under the following actions:

  • Outstanding collaboration between ASEAN Member States (AMSs);
  • Outstanding collaboration between ASEAN and the world;
  • Outstanding people-to-people engagement among AMSs;
  • Outstanding economic integration and promotion of standards between AMSs;
  • Other outstanding contributions to ASEAN Community Building.
  • The nominee must show valid/verifiable documents on these achievements and describe his/her future initiatives.

In addition, to qualify as the Philippines’ candidate, the nominee must either be a Filipino citizen or an organization created or led by the Philippines. The submission must be supported by one character reference attesting to the nominee’s suitability to receive the ASEAN Prize. The ASEAN Prize will not consider self-nominations and posthumous submissions.

Submissions for nominations may be sent to asean@dfa.gov.ph copy furnished to asean.div4@dfa.gov.ph with the subject: ASEAN Prize 2024 Entry- [Last Name, First Name].

Kindly attach the accomplished nomination form which can be found at https://asean.org/nomination-form and include the character reference. All nominations must be submitted to the DFA by 31 May 2024, 5:00 PM.

For more information and clarifications on the criteria and selection process of the Prize, kindly refer to the official website at https://asean.org/asean-prize/. You may also wish to follow the ASEAN Prize’s social media accounts on Facebook (@aseanprize) and Instagram (@aseanprize). The ASEAN Secretariat regularly provides updates on the 2024 ASEAN Prize through these platforms.



University Scholars Leadership Symposium (USLS) 

At the core of the USLS experience is the cultivation of emerging world leaders, instilling the confidence to spearhead sustainable development projects within their communities. It’s a melting pot of ideas, a hub for collaborations, and a space where diverse voices unite for a shared vision of a better world.

USLS will be held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, from August 6 to 9, 2024.

Outstanding youth leaders between the ages of 18 to 30 with the following qualities to participate in the University Scholars Leadership Symposium:

  • Youth Leaders should be able to demonstrate strong leadership potential and demonstrate how they can aspire to learn from others to become better leaders.
  • Youth Leaders should have an open mind and genuinely appreciate different perspectives and individuals with different backgrounds, interests and ambitions.
  • Youth Leaders should hold consideration and respect for others and possess an interest in serving society better.

Registration fee

  • 1,500 USD + 7% VAT (Tax) per delegate


  • 5-night Accommodation on a sharing basis
  • Local Transportation during Official Activities
  • Meals include 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 Coffee Breaks
  • An Enriching Interactive Experience
  • Inspiring Guest Lecturers
  • Knowledge-based Plenary Discussions
  • A Kindness Day Activities
  • One Souvenir T-shirt
  • An Electronic Certificate of Participation
  • Networking Opportunities


Reminders for UP Diliman Students:

  • Selected UPD students will have their application fee ($20) waived, BUT other fees will still apply. Please be advised that as of the moment, the office lacks the capacity to provide support to students participating in the program.
  • Selected UPD students will qualify for an early bird discount of $50, reducing the fee from $1500 to $1450 + 7% VAT.
  • For interested applicants, kindly send your accomplished application form at ovcsa.upd@edu.ph on or before April 15 for evaluations. From the pool of applicants, we will be selecting 2-3 students. Applications will then be forwarded to Humanitarian Affairs Asia on April 17 to avail the discount.

To access the application form and other information, kindly access this link



OceanX Educators Young Explorers Program 2024

OceanX Education is excited to announce that applications for the 2024 Young Explorers Program are now open through April 5, 2024. Students aged 18-22 who have a demonstrated passion for natural science through ocean leadership and conservation, marine operations or creative science storytelling are highly encouraged to apply.


  • Be a recent high school graduate, undergraduate student, or trade certificate student
  • Be age 18-22 during the mission
  • Have a valid passport through March 2025
  • Have a demonstrated passion for natural science through ocean leadership and conservation, marine operations or creative science storytelling
  • Have a sense of adventure and openness to ocean exploration, international travel and building relationships with fellow ocean leaders
  • Have a curiosity for how ocean leadership and exploration can create a more sustainable future for our planet
  • Available for a 1-10 day expedition between the dates July 3-August 30 in Indonesia. Potential mission dates are July 10-14 and/or August 2-6, 2024.


  • Resume
  • Written Response with no more than 300 words (to be submitted in the form)
  • Video Response (link to be submitted in the form)

Video should not exceed 1 minute and should not contain any images or music. Video should film the applicant sharing directly into the camera. 

Imagine you have returned home from the Young Explorers Program. How do you imagine this experience has transformed you? How do you intend to share your experiences with your own community and use the experience to galvanize your community to think about the ocean? Describe the project you imagine using to share your experiences. For example, this may be a media or storytelling project or the completion of a new research or engineering project.

To access the application form, please do check this link.
For more information and frequently asked questions, visit their website: https://oceanx.org/education