USAID pledges to continue agri sholarships plan

STAFF REPORT RWP: The United States has renewed its commitment to continue working very closely with the HEC of Pakistan to implement the USAID funded Merit and Needs Based Scholarship Programme for deserving students.

USAID Assistant Administrator Office of Pakistan and Afghanistan, Larry Sampler, said this at the PMAS-AAUR during a recently held interactive session with the USAID funded merit and needs based scholarship programme beneficiaries.

He said the US is proud to have invested in higher education sector in Pakistan over the last five decades.

In his remarks, HEC ED Director Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed expressed his appreciation for US support for the education sector in Pakistan.

He informed that a total of 3,000 talented and needy students could get scholarship under this program from getting higher education in 29 government and private universities of the country adding that 50 per cent of the scholarships were designated for women in the upcoming expansion of the project.

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