Islamabad, 01 March 2020 – Mudasser Chudhary:
Prime Minister Imran Khan will give away undergraduate scholarships to around 50,000 shortlisted needy students on Monday (March 2) under the country’s biggest ever scholarship scheme launched under Ehsaas Program to support in total 200,000 students in next four years.
During the year 2019-20, around 50,000 students, shortlisted from all the public sector universities across the country, would be awarded the scholarships under the government’s flagship anti-poverty Ehsaas Program.
This program manifested a historic shift in the government’s scholarship policy as in the past, scholarships used to support MS or PhD level programs, but this project has targeted the undergraduate education. The need and merit-based scholarship covers tuition fee as well as a living stipend.
All students with family income of less than Rs 45,000 and studying in undergraduate programmes across 119 public sector universities recognized by HEC were eligible to apply.
The 2019-20 scholarships will be renewed automatically until the date of graduation of the recipients, provided they maintain a high GPA score. New applications will be invited in June 2020 from students who will be applying for admission to universities.
The project is being overseen by the Ehsaas Scholarships Steering Committee, co-chaired by Dr. Nishtar and Chairman HEC.