Applications sought for Ehsaas scholarships

Students will get 100% tuition fee and monthly stipend of Rs4,000

APP October 26, 2021


Students newly enrolled in four or five-year undergraduate degree programmes in the academic year ‘fall 2021’ with a monthly household income of less than Rs45,000 have been asked to submit applications for Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship programme.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Dr Sania Nishtar said on Monday that the scholarship programme was being provided to equip talented students from low-income families with higher education.

She said that in this academic year, 50,000 merit-cum-need based scholarships will be provided to deserving students under the said programme.

Eligible students can apply through the Ehsaas online portal.

The scholarship applications will have to mention the universities to which they are applying. The geographical spread of the programme covers all four provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and the Islamabad Capital Territory.

According to the Ehsaas Scholarship Policy, 50 per cent of scholarships are reserved for girls. The scholarship will cover a 100 per cent tuition fee and will also provide a monthly stipend of Rs4,000.

During the last two years, over 142,000 scholarships have been awarded nationwide to students from low-income backgrounds.

In line with rule-based Ehsaas procedures, undergraduate scholarships will be awarded strictly on merit-cum-need basis to benefit bright students struggling with financial matters.

As a part of the Ehsaas framework, 200,000 scholarships will be awarded under the programme in four years. Ehsaas scholarship recipients will continue to receive scholarships throughout their undergraduate degree programme subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 26th, 2021.


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