On Thursday, Farrukh Habib, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, said that the government has awarded over 92,000 scholarships under the Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Program.
In a series of tweets, the minister noted that the government provides merit-based scholarships to low-income male and female students who choose to pursue higher education at colleges.
“The Ehsaas Scholarship Program has received 122,744 applications from all over the country, including Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) for this year,” the minister stated.
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He also stated that the application review procedure for pending applications would be finished by June of this year. Scholarships for a four- to five-year graduating programme will be awarded to the selected candidates.
In November 2019, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the commencement of the initiative, which will award need-based scholarships to eligible students across the country.
It is Pakistan’s largest need-based scholarship project, with the goal of providing scholarships to 50,000 students each year.
This programme has a budget of Rs. 24 billion set aside by the federal government. A 50% quota has been set aside for female students, with 2% set aside for pupils with special needs.