U.S. Authorities Expands Scholarship Program


Islamabad, December 16, 2013 – America authorities will launch a second part of its Advantage and Wants Based mostly Program which can profit 3,000 deserving however financially constrained Pakistani college students. This was shared by Gregory Gottlieb, Mission Director, United States Company for Worldwide Growth (USAID) Pakistan in a gathering with 29 vice chancellors of accomplice universities and Professor Mukhtar Ahmad, Govt Director, Increased Schooling Fee, Authorities of Pakistan.

A complete of 1,807 scholarships had been awarded in Section-I of the Advantage and Wants Based mostly Scholarship Program to financially needy college students and greater than 1,350 of them have obtained undergraduate and graduate levels. The scholarship program additionally inspired different donors to award scholarships at taking part establishments leading to a greater than doubling of the variety of college students enrolled since 2004. Based mostly on the successes of this system, wants based mostly scholarships have elevated from two to greater than 70 private and non-private universities since 2004.

“I’m happy to announce that the U.S. authorities by way of USAID has determined to increase the Advantage and Wants Based mostly Scholarship Program by way of HEC by offering an extra $23.1 million to profit 3,000 extra younger and gifted Pakistanis,” stated Gregory Gottlieb, Mission Director, USAID. “Eighteen extra universities have additionally been included and new disciplines of examine will permit Pakistani youth to acquire careers within the job market,” he added.

Professor Mukhtar Ahmad, Govt Director, HEC thanked the US for its continued help of Pakistan’s training sector and famous that college students are chosen for the scholarships based mostly on monetary want, after fulfilling college admission necessities. He added that fifty % of the scholarships are designated for feminine college students within the expanded program.

The Advantage and Wants Based mostly Scholarship Program is a part of the great U.S. training help program in Pakistan, which incorporates constructing or rehabilitating greater than 850 colleges; establishing facilities for superior research at three Pakistani universities to give attention to utilized analysis in vitality, agriculture and water; increasing English expertise for greater than 5,000 low-income college students; and creating accredited diploma applications in training at 90 lecturers’ schools and universities throughout Pakistan.

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