HEC USAID FUNDED MERIT AND NEED BASED SCHOLARSHIPS 2021

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with Higher Education Commission (HEC) is offering scholarships to the financially disadvantaged students to study Business Administration, Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Medicine/Nursing and Engineering & Technology programs.
Needy students across Pakistan are strongly encouraged to apply.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA OF HEC USAID FUNDED MERIT AND NEED BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are offered for:

  • Females only,  for the Academic Session 2021 in  30 public and private participating institutions
  • Master’s/MBA/MS/MPhil/ Education Teaching degree programs in selected disciplines allowed under the scholarship program
  • Female students who fulfilled criteria of need and provided all the information sought for under the rules

USAID Merit and Need Based Scholarship Covers:

What does the scholarship cover?

The Needs Based Scholarship program covers funds for the following expenses:

  • Tuition Fee
  • Books
  • Boarding & Lodging
  • Transportation
  • Other Academic Costs​

How to Apply?

  • Students are required to apply through following HEC Online Application System:  http://scholarship.hec.gov.pk
  • Submit printout of application form along with supporting documents to the student financial aid offices of the  university;
  • Please DONOT send hard copy of the  application form to  HEC;
  • For more details please contact Financial Aid Offices of University

Note:

  • Two years associate degree programs and the nomenclature of BA/BSc programs are excluded;
  • Scholarship award will be made strictly on merit whereas HEC reserves the right to cancel the scholarship award if the information provided by the applicant is found dubious and incorrect at time of physical verification;
  • In public sector universities, admissions secured on self-sustain/ self-support/ self-finance basis, or in evening programs with higher few structures are ineligible
  • Student availing any other scholarship or continuous grant  are ineligible;

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD PROCESS

  • ​​​​The applications of all potential candidates are reviewed by the Institutional Scholarship Award Committee (ISAC). The committee is headed by the Vice Chancellor of the participating institution, along with members from the institution as well as external members. This is done to ensure impartiality and transparency.
  • The ISAC recommends potential candidates to the HEC Scholarship Management Committee (SMC). The committee includes top Executives of HEC, representatives from the participating institutions, and eminent scholars. The SMC undertakes a thorough review before approving eligible cases.
  • After finalization of awardees’ list, the participating institutions will forward the funds to the selected students.

LIST OF PARTICIPATING UNIVERSITIES

University NameFocal Person
Agriculture and Veterinary Science 
University of Agriculture, FaisalabadDr. Hafeez and Rana Qamer
Agricultural University PeshawarMr. Habib Ullah Tariq
Sindh Agriculture University,TandojamMr. Nauman Ali Shah
PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi,Mr. Waqas Chaudhary
Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences, Uthal Balochistan (only Agriculture)Dr. Gulawar and Mr. Haji Fayaz
  
Business Administration and Others 
Quaid-i-Azam University IslamabadMr. Chaudry Zulfiqar
IBA-SukkurMr. Mansoor
IBA-KarachiMr. Moeid Sultan
Institute of Management Sciences, PeshawarMr. Shaheryar Khan, Mr. Abdullah Afridi
Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management SciencesMr. Muhammad Shah Khan
Lahore University of Management SciencesMs. Rabia Ahmed
Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST)Ms. Jaya S. Loungani
  
Medical and Nursing 
University of Health Sciences, LahoreDr. Asad Zaheer
Khyber Medical University, PeshawarMr. Nasir Saleem
  
Engineering and Technology 
Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, IslamabadDr. Anila Usman
University of Engineering & Technology PeshawarMr. Nek Muhammad Khan
Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, JamshoroProf. Dr. Tauha Hussain Ali
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)Dr. Izhar Hussain
National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) IslamabadMr. Saleem Daoud
University of Engineering and Technology- LahoreDr Ikhlaq Ahmed
Lahore University of Management SciencesMs. Rabia Ahmed
Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management SciencesMr. Muhammad Shah Khan
  
Social Sciences and others 
Quaid-i-Azam University IslamabadMr. Chaudry Zulfiqar
Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University, QuettaMs. Huma Tariq
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, PeshawarMs. Nain
Fatima Jinnah Women University, RawalpindiMs. Saba Nawaz
University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (ajku), Muzaffarabad, Azad KashmirMr.  Murad Hussain
University of the Punjab, LahoreMr. Muhammad Anwar
University of Karachi, KarachiMr. Ahsan
Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) LahoreMs. Hina Anwar
Karakurum International University, GilgitProf  Dr Muhammad Ramzan
Islamia University BahawalpurMr. Zulqarnain Ahmad Malik
Bahauddin Zakariya University, MultanMr. Intikhab Alam

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