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HEC announces scholarships for two SU students

Karachi, Higher Education Commission (HEC) has announced sports scholarships for two students of Sindh University Jamshoro based on their fantastic performance in 36th national games 2012 conducted in Lahore.

According to Director Sports (Boys), Sindh University boxers Hussain Shah and Israr Shah got first position in boxing competition held in Lahore and got Gold and Bronze medals respectively. They remained unconquerable during the competition in national level event. So the Higher Education Commission (HEC) selected both of them for its sports scholarships for the period of one year.

Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Lahore has announced scholarships for its students belonging to remote and unprivileged areas.

Vice Chancellor Dr. Sabiha Mansoor chaired the scholarship committee and decided that the students from Interior Sindh, Punjab, FATA, Northern Areas, KPK will be the beneficiaries of 20 scholarships. According to the distribution all above mentioned areas will get five scholarships each.

The Vice Chancellor called the deserving students (who fulfill all scholarship criteria) and awarded the following scholarships to them.

The mentioned (non-residents) students of LCWU at BS level will be entitled to full Silver Scholarships: Two from Gilgit, One from Kohat, One from Ranjapur, Two from Sindh, One from Baluchistan and one full Golden Scholarship to the resident student of BS program of LCWU from Hunza.

Addressing to the meeting Vice Chancellor Dr. Sabiha Mansoor said that LCWU’s aim is to emancipate young Pakistani women and to transform them through higher education from being silent, passive and helpless citizens into highly empowered leaders of society. “The importance of higher education for young women is a slogan whose significance is only being realised in the 21st century.

Lahore College for Women University, with its glorious past and rich tradition as one of Pakistan’s largest and oldest institutions providing education to women, is one such centre of academic excellence contributing towards a progressive Pakistan. The university has reserved a substantial sum of money to be dispersed as need based scholarships to the financially constrained students.

LCWU has distributed scholarships worth total Rs. 26 million on need based scholarships at the start of the financial year. This allocation of university resources is in keeping with the vision to make higher education accessible to students from all walks of life, she added.

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