To empower women and give them an opportunity to get quality education from the United States, the US Embassy in Pakistan has announced an additional 700 graduate-level scholarships. This has been done in partnership with Higher Education Commission (HEC).
The two-year scholarships will start from this year and end in 2023, they will be given to women to help them earn a master’s degree in engineering, health sciences, social sciences, business, and agriculture.
Since 2003, the US has granted 5,300 needs-based and merit-based scholarships to facilitate underprivileged students from Pakistan, who hold excellent academic records.
Through its partnership with HEC, the MNBSP awards scholarships to the students who are at a financial disadvantage to the rest, but have the potential to make it far.
The program’s aim is to reach young people from areas like KP, FATA, northern Sindh, southern Punjab, and Balochistan. After this announcement, the total number of scholarships for Pakistani students has gone up to 6,000.
Back in 2013, USAID increased the number of scholarships and allocated 50% of all of its scholarships to women.
These scholarships are 700 fully-funded graduate-level scholarships, which will be awarded to Pakistan’s ambitious and talented women. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, Dr. Sania Nishtar, and the Executive Director of HEC, Dr. Shaista Sohail thanked the USAID for this initiative.
This is a fundamental step in the education of women and will help to empower women, allowing them to get higher education.
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