Deadline to apply for Ehsaas scholarship extended – Journal


ISLAMABAD: The government social protection program Ehsaas has announced a one month extension for the submission of scholarship applications to allow as many deserving students as possible to apply.

The new deadline for submitting online applications is December 31, 2021. The last previous date was November 30, 2021.

“In view of the delays in the admission process to several public sector universities in the country, the deadline for applications for Ehsaas scholarships has just been extended. The decision has been taken to allow as many deserving students as possible to apply for this opportunity, ”Senator Dr Sania Nishtar said in an official statement.

Since the portal reopened in the first week of September 2021, approximately 77,210 applications have been submitted and 23,740 application files are being submitted.

The Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarships are for students from low income families earning less than Rs 45,000 per month and from marginalized areas so that they can be supported in their undergraduate studies. No less than 135 universities in the public sector, recognized by the Commission for Higher Education (HEC) are part of this program.

Students enrolled in four to five year undergraduate programs at public sector universities are eligible to submit scholarship applications for the year 2021. Eligible students can apply through the online portal: https: // ehsaas .hec.gov.pk /.

In the past two years, 142,000 Ehsaas scholarships have been awarded to undergraduate students nationwide. This year, 50,000 scholarships will be awarded to deserving students. The Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship covers 100% tuition fees and a monthly stipend.

Recipients who have been awarded an Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship in the past two years will continue to receive scholarships until they obtain an undergraduate degree based on their academic performance.

The total program budget is Rs24 billion. Over four years, 200,000 undergraduate scholarships will be awarded on the basis of need and merit and 50% of the scholarships are reserved for girls.

Posted in Dawn, November 30, 2021


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