ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Wednesday announced that it would provide special scholarship to its enrolled students on scoring 75 percent and above marks in their latest results.
Director Students Affairs AIOU Rana Tariq Javed said this scheme was an initiative to generate competition among students and encourage brilliant ones.
He said this scholarship programme had been launched in line with the directions of AIOU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Shahid Siddiqui.
The interested students could download application form from the link given in the university’s website and send it to the Director through the relevant department.
The last date for the admission for all programmes announced early for spring semester, 2017 was March 6.
The varsity had further announced that it would continue its policy of providing the financial aid to the needy and deserving students, facilitating them to continue their future study.
The Vice Chancellor wanted to make sure that fee-payment should not be a difficulty in educational hunts.
Nobody should be left without education due to the financial restraints, he added.
The scholarship being offered in nine schemes are; Earn to learn scheme, Outreach Scholarship Scheme, Final Year Project Grant Scheme, Scholarship for Communities, Scholarship for Women, Fee Installment Scheme and Alumni-Sponsored Scholarship.
Deserving and needy students who fell in these categories of scheme had been advised to contact the nearest regional campus of university for the assistance in accordance with the prescribed rules.
It may be mentioned here that the AIOU was also providing free education to disabled students as well as the prisoners, as a special case as per its policy of taking care disadvantage groups.