Orientation workshop for Ehsaas Scholarship held at WUM
MULTAN – An awareness workshop on Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship programme was organized at the Women University Multan (WUM) on Monday to sensitize students about it. More than 400 students participated in the workshop.
Briefing the participants on the occasion, Assistant Registrar Ms. Saira Nasir said that Ehsas Undergraduate scholarship programme was the largest undergraduate scheme in the history of Pakistan. This is the first need and merit based scholarship programme under which 50,000 students from low-income families are awarded scholarships each year for studies, she informed adding that during next four years, 200,000 undergraduate scholarships would be awarded on the basis of need and merit.
The Assistant Register stated that 50 percent of the scholarships were reserved for female students. A total of Rs. 24 billion has been allocated for the implementation of this four-year programme, she said and added that stipend offered under this programme includes a 100 percent tuition fee and a monthly stipend of Rs. 4,000.
It provides financial support to low-income students studying in four to five-year undergraduate programs at 135 public sector universities under HEC across the country, including Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir, she stated.
She said that academic performance is being monitored and in case of satisfactory performance, the scholarship recipients will continue to receive the stipend till the completion of the undergraduate programme. Tuition fees will be paid directly to the universities while the living allowance will be credited directly to the student’s account. Applications can be submitted online through the HEC portal, she told.
The University’s Awards Committee, with the support of the HEC team, verifies the family income of the applicants and all the eligible students with a family income of less than Rs.45,000, the Assistant Registrar said and added that final award lists would be posted in each university, which would also be available on HEC and the universities’ websites.
She said that selected students would have to open their bank accounts so that the living allowance could be deposited directly in their account.
On the occasion large number of female students participated.
Later, students posed questions to her and got satisfactory answers.