Islamabad: USAID in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has announced merit and need-based scholarships for Pakistani female students only in top 30 public and private higher educational institutions of the country.
According to the official sources from HEC, more than 5,300 USAID-funded scholarships with ratio of 53 percent have been awarded to Pakistani female students.
More than 3,000 scholarships beneficiaries have been trained so far under career path workshops, the sources confirmed.
HEC sources said that the scholarship covers tuition fee, books allowance, boarding & lodging, transportation institutions and other academic costs.
Sharing the details of eligibility criteria, they said that females only, who have secured admission in 2021 academic session in 30 public and private participating institutions.
Master’s/MBA/MS/ MPhil/Education Teaching degree programs in selected disciplines are allowed under the scholarship program.
The female students who fulfil criteria of need and will provide all the information required under the rules. The student availing any other scholarship or continuous grant are ineligible.
Source: The Nation