- 50,000 Scholarships will be awarded this year strictly on merit cum need basis: Sania Nishtar
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: To receive fresh applications for the academic year 2021-22, the Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Portal has been reopened on Thursday.
The Scholarship Portal will be opened online till November 30, 2021.
Newly admitted students of Fall 2021 session under 4–5-year undergraduate degree programmes in any of the HEC recognized 135 Public Sector Universities are eligible to apply if their family income is less than Rs 45,000 a month.
This academic year, 50,000 merit cum need-based scholarships will be provided to deserving students under the Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship programme.
The programme is principally centred on enhancing the earning potential of the recipients.
The eligible students can apply through the online portal: https://ehsaas.hec.gov.pk/.
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 (AJK), Gilgit-Baltistan and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).
According to the Ehsaas Scholarship Policy, 50 percent of scholarships are reserved for girls. The scholarship includes a 100% tuition fee and a monthly stipend of Rs 4,000.
“This 4-year programme is on track. In the last two years, over 142,000 scholarships have been awarded nationwide to students from low-income backgrounds,” the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar said.
“In line with rule-based Ehsaas procedures, undergraduate scholarships will be awarded strictly on merit cum need basis to benefit bright students from low-income backgrounds,” Dr. Sania Nishtar further said.
The part of the Ehsaas framework, 200,000 scholarships will be awarded under the programme in 4 years.
Ehsaas scholarship recipients will continue to receive scholarships throughout their undergraduate degree programme subject to satisfactory academic progress.