COWD created the Scholarship Program in 1980. This outreach program of the nation by providing educational and training opportunities to poor but deserving students of public elementary schools in the city and opol. Grade six students of said schools who belong to the top 10% of the graduating batch and whose parents' or guardians'annual gross income do not exceed P60,000.00 may avail of this grant. However, applicants must pass the COWD Scholarship Exam (March) and the entrance exam (April) of the Mindanao Polytechnic State College (MPSC), where all the scholars are enrolled in. Yearly, COWD grants scholarship to ten students who will pass the exams. It is currently supporting 33 undergrads at MPSC.