Ninety nine stipends have been approved in total under `HEC-USAID Merit and Needs based Program' for the academic year 2010-11.
HEC Executive Director Dr Sonail Naqvi chairing a meeting of Scholarship Management Committee on Wednesday said that HEC in partnership with the US started the ‘Merit and Needs Based Scholarship Programme’ to provide assistance to talented but needy students who are unable to pursue their higher education due to financial problems and constraints. The said scholarships are available since 2004 in the field of Business Administration and Agriculture at 11 participating universities/institutions.
The selected students are from rural, remote and underprivileged areas across Pakistan and studying at KPK Agriculture University, Peshawar; Balochistn University of Information Technology Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Quetta; Sindh Agriculture University (SAU), Tandojam. The offered scholarships will cover tuition fee, transportation, books, lodging and incidental expences.