USAID-FUNDED MERIT AND NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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USAID-FUNDED MERIT AND NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

29 October, 2018

USAID-FUNDED MERIT AND NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

​Important Note:

  • Scholarships for Undergraduate (four years degree program) are available  in selected subjects only  in 16 partner universities  ( refer the Advertisement above)
  • Interested students are required to contact the Student Financial Aid Offices of the concerned universities for the  information and process of apply online
  • No application will be directly accepted by the HEC.
  • Female students are strongly encouraged to apply

 

Introduction:

USAID has shown its commitment to support the program of scholarship for academically qualified Pakistani students, who aspire to continue higher studies, but due to lack of financial resources are unable to continue. It has supported scholarships for meritorious but financially disadvantaged students since 2004 through USAID-funded Merit and Needs-Based Scholarship Program (MNBSP) Phase-I to assist the Government of Pakistan’s efforts to raise enrolment in Pakistani universities and meet international standards. Phase-I of the program at a cost of US$ $10.63 million was implemented in 11 top public and private universities of Pakistan and 1,807 scholarships were given in fields of Agriculture and Business only. Many of the graduates of this initial phase of MNBSP (Phase-I) were the first in their families to complete a higher education degree and nearly half now support their families through respectable jobs.

 

In 2013, USAID launched second phase of the program at a total estimated cost of US$23.1 million. Under Phase-II, 3000 scholarships are added whereas 50 percent of the scholarships are reserved for the female students. In addition to eleven existing partner universities, 19 additional public sector institutions are also included, bringing the total to 30 partner universities across Pakistan. To emphasize on girls’ education, four female universities i.e. Lahore College for Women University, Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi, Sardar Bahadur Khan Women Quetta, and Shaheed Benzair Bhutto Women University Peshawar have also been included under the program. Overall, ten universities from Punjab, five from Khyber Pakthukhwa, three from Balochistan, four from Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), six from Sindh, one from Gilgit- Baltistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir are implementing MNBSP Phase-II making it a nationwide program.

New disciplines such as Engineering and Technology, Medicine, Nursing and Social Sciences have also been included under the gamut of the program. New component of Phase-II is the Capacity Building Trainings and Workshops, which has been incorporated to enhance and build capacity of the officials of the participating institutions and HEC for the operational and financial management of MNBSP. Selected students under the program are also trained through career path workshops to prepare them for future job challenges and make them aware of market trends. The program also works on strengthening its alumni network. ​

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Be eligible to secure admission as per university requirements in a respective degree program covered under this scholarship scheme
  • Secure a new admission in an offered degree program at a participating University / Institution
  • The candidate must demonstrate financial need as per criteria​

 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT:

What does the scholarship cover?

The Needs Based Scholarship program covers funds for the following expenses:

  • Tuition Fee
  • Books
  • Boarding & Lodging
  • Transportation
  • Other Academic Costs​

 

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Deserving students can apply for scholarship on http://eportal.hec.gov.pk ​
  • Application forms are also available at the respective University’s Financial Aid Office.
  • Completed forms along with the necessary documents will be submitted to the same Financial aid Office, HEC will NOT accept any application form directly.​

 

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD PROCESS:

  • The applications of all potential candidates are reviewed by the Institutional Scholarship Award Committee (ISAC). The committee is headed by the Vice Chancellor of the participating institution, along with members from the institution as well as external members. This is done to ensure impartiality and transparency.
  • The ISAC recommends potential candidates to the HEC Scholarship Management Committee (SMC). The committee includes top Executives of HEC, representatives from the participating institutions, and eminent scholars. The SMC undertakes a thorough review before approving eligible cases.
  • After finalization of awardees’ list, the participating institutions will forward the funds to the selected students.
LIST OF PARTICIPATING UNIVERSITIES:
University Name Focal Person
Agriculture and Veterinary Science
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Dr. Hafeez and Rana Qamer
Agricultural University Peshawar Mr. Habib Ullah Tariq
Sindh Agriculture University,Tandojam Mr. Nauman Ali Shah
PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Mr. Waqas Chaudhary
Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences, Uthal Balochistan (only Agriculture) Dr. Gulawar and Mr. Haji Fayaz
Business Administration and Others
Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad Mr. Chaudry Zulfiqar
IBA-Sukkur Mr. Mansoor
IBA-Karachi Mr. Moeid Sultan
Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar Mr. Shaheryar Khan, Mr. Abdullah Afridi
Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences Mr. Muhammad Shah Khan
Lahore University of Management Sciences Ms. Rabia Ahmed
Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) Ms. Jaya S. Loungani
Medical and Nursing
University of Health Sciences, Lahore Dr. Asad Zaheer
Khyber Medical University, Peshawar Mr. Nasir Saleem
Engineering and Technology
Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Islamabad Dr. Anila Usman
University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar Mr. Nek Muhammad Khan
Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro Prof. Dr. Tauha Hussain Ali
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) Dr. Izhar Hussain
National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) Islamabad Mr. Saleem Daoud
University of Engineering and Technology- Lahore Dr Ikhlaq Ahmed
Lahore University of Management Sciences Ms. Rabia Ahmed
Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences Mr. Muhammad Shah Khan
Social Sciences and others
Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad Mr. Chaudry Zulfiqar
Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University, Quetta Ms. Huma Tariq
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar Ms. Nain
Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi Ms. Saba Nawaz
University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (ajku), Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir Mr.  Murad Hussain
University of the Punjab, Lahore Mr. Muhammad Anwar
University of Karachi, Karachi Mr. Ahsan
Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) Lahore Ms. Hina Anwar
Karakurum International University, Gilgit Prof  Dr Muhammad Ramzan
Islamia University Bahawalpur Mr. Zulqarnain Ahmad Malik
Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan Mr. Intikhab Alam

 

 

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