Under the Ehsaas initiative, Govt announces 50k scholarships for eligible students.

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Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship portal reopened to accept new applications from students for the academic year 2021-22.

Applications will be accepted online until November 30, 2021, on the scholarship webpage. If their family income is less than Rs45,000 per month, newly admitted students of the autumn 2021 session enrolling in four or five-year undergraduate degree programmes in any of the HEC recognised 135 public sector universities are eligible to apply.

The Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship programme will award 50,000 merit and need-based scholarships to outstanding students this academic year.

The programme is primarily focused on increasing the beneficiaries’ earning potential. Students who meet the criteria can apply online at https://ehsaas.hec.gov.pk/.

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Students must list the universities to which they are applying in their applications, and the program’s geographical scope includes all four provinces, as well as Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, and the Islamabad Capital Territory.

According to the Ehsaas Scholarship Policy, girls are eligible for 50% of all scholarships.

The scholarship covers the entire tuition fee as well as a monthly stipend of Rs 4,000.

Over 142,000 scholarships have been offered to students from low-income households in the last two years, according to Senator Dr Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection.

“Undergraduate scholarships will be provided exclusively on merit-cum-need basis to aid bright students from low-income families, in accordance with rule-based Ehsaas procedures,” she added.

200,000 scholarships will be distributed over the course of four years as part of the Ehsaas framework.

Scholarship candidates will receive the Ehsaas scholarship for the duration of their undergraduate degree programme, provided they maintain excellent academic progress.

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