LAHORE: As many as 23 postgraduate students of Government College University, Lahore Wednesday received about Rs1.5 million scholarships by Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF).

GCU VC Dr Khaleequr Rahman chaired the scholarship distribution ceremony, while PEEF Senior Manager Scholarships Naveed Akber Cheema and GCU Dean Faculty Prof Dr Islam Ullah Khan were also present. Addressing the ceremony, Prof Rahman said that these scholarships help students continue their studies without any financial hurdle. “GCU is the only educational institution which has its own endowment fund trust and it also annually disburses scholarships worth millions of rupees among the students from its own budget,” he added.

Naveed Akber Cheema said that the PEEF’s procedure of distributing scholarships was very transparent and that’s why several international institutes were signing accords with it. Later, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr M Khaleeq-ur-Rahman gave away the scholarships cheques among the students including Fozia Saleem, Rabia Batul, Shaista Azmat, Arif Hussain, Maryam Shafique, Tayyaba Ilyas, Maria Khalid, Abid Anwar Khan, Sana Munawar, Qazi Salman Ahamed, Sarah Wazir, Hamda Shahid, Zawar Haider, Kiran Zulfiqar, Attfa Basit, Mehwish Mahrukh Iqbal, Madiha Majeed, Farah Boota, Zunaira Ishtiaq, Hajira Hanif, Fiza Mudassar, Sadra Sohail and Mubashar Raza.