PM Khan to announce 50,000 undergraduate scholarships for under-privileged students for the first time

Ehsaas scholarships program is aimed at facilitating the under-privileged so that no student is deprived of quality higher education. 

Prime Minister Imran Khan will be awarding undergraduate scholarships to 50,000 needy students in a ceremony later today (March 2nd). The scholarships will be given under the country’s biggest poverty alleviation scheme Ehsaas Program.

Ehsaas aims to support 200,000 under-privileged students in the next four years. 50% of beneficiaries of the scholarship program are women while there is a 2% reserved quota for people with special needs.

Ehsaas scholarships program is aimed at facilitating the under-privileged so that no student is deprived of quality higher education.

Facilitating the under-graduate education ‘for the first time’:

The Ehsaas scholarship program is historic as it is the country’s first-ever program for undergraduate students. Before this, the majority of the programs were focused on the MS or Ph.D. level.

Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship is the largest scholarship program in the history of Pakistan. The scholarships will cover tuition fees as well as the living cost. In the last 14 years, the Higher Education Commission has just been able to award thirty thousand scholarships to students of low-income families. However, the Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship program will be providing fifty thousand scholarships in a year.

~ Eligibility Criteria
  • The scholarships are applicable to the public sector and participating non-profit private sector colleges and universities
  • Students admitted on merit at any public sector university.
  • Family income should be below the poverty threshold.
~ How to apply for Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship
  • To submit an online application, visit the official website of Higher Education Commission (HEC)
  • Completed forms along with necessary documents can also be submitted to the Financial Aid Office of the respective university.
  • Applications sent directly to HEC or BISP will not be accepted

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