The federal government has taken the decision of opening the portal for the Ehsas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme on the 5th of September.
The steering committee of the Ehsas project, on its 6th meeting headed by PM’s Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Dr. Sania Nishtar, reviewed the progress of the 2019-2020 academic session and drafted strategies for the academic session 2020-2021.
The scholarship portal would be opened online four days from now where the students would be able to submit their applications.
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Back in 2019, the Ehsas scholarships worth Rs.8 billion were handed over to 50,762 undergraduate students in more than one hundred and nineteen public universities.
As per Dr. Nishtar, overall fifty thousand undergraduate scholarships would be awarded every year to both men and women to make them capable to acquire higher education on merit.
The scholarships offered are for a tenure of 4 years and would support 2 lac students from low-income backgrounds. The scholarships granted under Ehsas program covers both the tuition fees and the living stipend.
Students are offered these scholarships after careful scrutiny. Last year, the applications for the program were submitted via an online portal of the HEC.