Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship portal will open on Sep 5 to receive applications for year 2020-21

August 31, 2020 – Islamabad: Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship steering committee came to the table for the sixth time to review the progress for the academic sessions 2019-20 and strategize next steps for 2020-21. The meeting conferred the overall progress of the Ehsaas scholarships worth Rs. 4.827 billion being awarded to 50,762 undergraduate students (38% girls) for the year 2019-20. The steering committee also took stock of the pattern followed for scholarship distribution and disbursements to 119 public sector universities. It was decided that the Ehsaas application portal will open on Sep 5, 2020 to receive applications for the year 2020-21. The Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship project is being governed by the steering committee, co-chaired by SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar and Chairman HEC Dr. Tariq Banuri. Speaking at the meeting, Dr. Nishtar stated, “Overall, 50,000 undergraduate scholarships (50% girls) will be given every year to enhance financial access to higher education for the deserving. This four-year, Rs. 24 billion scholarship programme will support 200,000 students from low income backgrounds.”