PM Imran to give away 'Ehsaas' undergraduate scholarships today

PM Imran to give away 'Ehsaas' undergraduate scholarships today

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan will give away ‘Ehsaas’ undergraduate scholarships to the shortlisted needy students on Monday (today).

This is the country’s biggest ever scholarship scheme launched under Ehsaas Programme, the Radio Pakistan reported.

As per the details, around Rs24 billion will be spent on the four-year programme meant to support 200,000 students, half of them girls, from low-income backgrounds.

As part of the Ehsaas scholarships policy, 2% scholarships will be awarded to students with special needs.

Overall, 50,000 scholarships will be given every year to enhance financial access to higher education for deserving students.

According to Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Dr Sania Nishtar, the programme would help impart higher education to the needy students.