USAID Funded Scholarship Merit And Needs-Based Program HEC 2021

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USAID Funded Merit And Needs-Based Scholarship Program HEC 2021

USAID Funded Scholarship Merit And Needs-Based Program HEC 2021

USAID Funded Scholarship Program 2021 Introduction

New Scholarship intake is open for Academic Session 2021 Admissions at Graduate Level, Only for the  Female Students

USAID has shown its commitment to support the program of scholarship for academically qualified Pakistani students, who aspire to continue higher studies, but due to lack of financial resources are unable to continue. It has supported scholarships for meritorious but financially disadvantaged students since 2004 through USAID-funded Merit and Needs-Based Scholarship Program (MNBSP) Phase-I to assist the Government of Pakistan’s efforts to raise enrolment in Pakistani universities and meet international standards. Phase-I of the program at a cost of US$ $10.63 million was implemented in 11 top public and private universities of Pakistan and 1,807 scholarships were given in fields of Agriculture and Business only. Many of the graduates of this initial phase of MNBSP (Phase-I) were the first in their families to complete a higher education degree and nearly half now support their families through respectable jobs.

In 2013, USAID launched second phase of the program at a total estimated cost of US$23.1 million. Under Phase-II, 3000 scholarships are added whereas 50 percent of the scholarships are reserved for the female students. In addition to eleven existing partner universities, 19 additional public sector institutions are also included, bringing the total to 30 partner universities across Pakistan. To emphasize on girls’ education, four female universities i.e. Lahore College for Women University, Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi, Sardar Bahadur Khan Women Quetta, and Shaheed Benzair Bhutto Women University Peshawar have also been included under the program. Overall, ten universities from Punjab, five from Khyber Pakthukhwa, three from Balochistan, four from Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), six from Sindh, one from Gilgit- Baltistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir are implementing MNBSP Phase-II making it a nationwide program.

New disciplines such as Engineering and Technology, Medicine, Nursing and Social Sciences have also been included under the gamut of the program. New component of Phase-II is the Capacity Building Trainings and Workshops, which has been incorporated to enhance and build capacity of the officials of the participating institutions and HEC for the operational and financial management of MNBSP. Selected students under the program are also trained through career path workshops to prepare them for future job challenges and make them aware of market trends. The program also works on strengthening its alumni network. ​

Eligibility Criteria Scholarships for:

  • Females only,  for the Academic Session 2021 in  30 public and private participating institutions
  • Master’s/MBA/MS/MPhil/ Education Teaching degree programs in selected disciplines allowed under the scholarship program
  • Female students who fulfilled criteria of need and provided all the information sought for under the rules

What does the scholarship cover?

The Needs Based Scholarship program covers funds for the following expenses:

  • Tuition Fee
  • Books
  • Boarding & Lodging
  • Transportation
  • Other Academic Costs​

How To Apply

  • Students are required to apply through following HEC Online Application System:
  • Submit printout of application form along with supporting documents to the student financial aid offices of the  university;
  • Please DONOT send hard copy of the  application form to  HEC;
  • For more details please contact Financial Aid Offices of University

 Note:

  • Two years associate degree programs and the nomenclature of BA/BSc programs are excluded;
  • Scholarship award will be made strictly on merit whereas HEC reserves the right to cancel the scholarship award if the information provided by the applicant is found dubious and incorrect at time of physical verification;
  • In public sector universities, admissions secured on self-sustain/ self-support/ self-finance basis, or in evening programs with higher few structures are ineligible
  • Student availing any other scholarship or continuous grant  are ineligible;

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List of Participating Universities

University Name Focal Person
Agriculture and Veterinary Science
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Dr. Hafeez and Rana Qamer
Agricultural University Peshawar Mr. Habib Ullah Tariq
Sindh Agriculture University,Tandojam Mr. Nauman Ali Shah
PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Mr. Waqas Chaudhary
Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences, Uthal Balochistan (only Agriculture) Dr. Gulawar and Mr. Haji Fayaz
Business Administration and Others
Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad Mr. Chaudry Zulfiqar
IBA-Sukkur Mr. Mansoor
IBA-Karachi Mr. Moeid Sultan
Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar Mr. Shaheryar Khan, Mr. Abdullah Afridi
Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences Mr. Muhammad Shah Khan
Lahore University of Management Sciences Ms. Rabia Ahmed
Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) Ms. Jaya S. Loungani
Medical and Nursing
University of Health Sciences, Lahore Dr. Asad Zaheer
Khyber Medical University, Peshawar Mr. Nasir Saleem
Engineering and Technology
Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Islamabad Dr. Anila Usman
University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar Mr. Nek Muhammad Khan
Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro Prof. Dr. Tauha Hussain Ali
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) Dr. Izhar Hussain
National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) Islamabad Mr. Saleem Daoud
University of Engineering and Technology- Lahore Dr Ikhlaq Ahmed
Lahore University of Management Sciences Ms. Rabia Ahmed
Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences Mr. Muhammad Shah Khan
Social Sciences and others
Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad Mr. Chaudry Zulfiqar
Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University, Quetta Ms. Huma Tariq
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar Ms. Nain
Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi Ms. Saba Nawaz
University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (ajku), Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir Mr.  Murad Hussain
University of the Punjab, Lahore Mr. Muhammad Anwar
University of Karachi, Karachi Mr. Ahsan
Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) Lahore Ms. Hina Anwar
Karakurum International University, Gilgit Prof  Dr Muhammad Ramzan
Islamia University Bahawalpur Mr. Zulqarnain Ahmad Malik
Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan Mr. Intikhab Alam