Rawalpindi, January 30, 2012
Forty-one college students are pursuing superior levels on the Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture College in Rawalpindi, because of need-based scholarships from the U.S. authorities. Dr. Marilyn Wyatt, spouse of U.S. Ambassador Cameron Munter, met with the scholarship college students on Monday to rejoice their tutorial achievement and focus on their progress.
“Our work collectively on schooling is the very best instance of going through a problem right this moment to construct a greater world tomorrow,” mentioned Dr. Wyatt. “This scholarship program is an funding that may pay dividends for the scholars, their employers, and Pakistan for years to return.”
The scholarships are a part of a long-term dedication by the U.S. to assist enhance tutorial achievement in Pakistan. They’re given by the Advantage and Wants-Primarily based Scholarship Program of the U.S. Company for Worldwide Improvement (USAID). Since 2004, practically 1,600 scholarships have been awarded to proficient however financially needy college students, permitting them to pursue superior examine in agriculture and enterprise administration. Arid Agriculture College is one in all 11 establishments of upper schooling in Pakistan collaborating within the scholarship program, which is run in cooperation with the Larger Training Fee.
College students are chosen for the scholarships primarily based on their monetary want, after assembly their faculty’s admission necessities. This system focuses on college students from rural and distant areas in Northern Sindh, Balochistan, Southern Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and FATA. Twenty-five p.c of the scholarships are designated for girls college students.
This system can also be serving to associate universities set up pupil enrollment and monetary help methods.