New Scholarships Announced for Minority Students

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The Government of Punjab has launched a scholarship program for deserving non-Muslim students studying in the province. The initiative aims to support regular students in pursuing their academic goals and positively contributing to society.

To qualify for the scholarship, interested applicants must be enrolled in matric to Ph.D. level programs and belong to minority communities such as Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, or other. Applicants must have a Punjab domicile and have achieved a minimum of 40% marks in their most recent annual examination.

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Successful applicants will receive annual scholarships of Rs. 50,000 if they are enrolled in professional-level programs such as MBBS, DVM, BDS, BSc (English), BSc (Nursing), Pharm-D, Ph.D., or equivalent. Postgraduate students pursuing MA, MSc, M.Com, MCS/MBA, M Phil, LLM, or equivalent programs will receive Rs. 35,000 per annum. Meanwhile, undergraduate students enrolled in BA, BSc, BBA,, or equivalent programs will receive Rs. 30,000 per annum.

Application forms can be obtained from the office of the Section Officer or downloaded from the website of the Department of Human Rights and Minority Affairs, Punjab. Applicants must submit attested copies of their domicile, passport-size photos, Computerized National Identity Cards (CNIC) of the applicant and their father/guardian, educational certificates, and result cards/equivalent attested by a Grade 17 officer or above. Photocopies of the scholarship advertisement in various newspapers are also acceptable.

In addition, the heads of the educational institutions where the applicants are currently enrolled have been instructed to verify the documents of the student’s guardian/parent. An attestation certificate should be obtained from the head of their respective religious institution.

The deadline for submission of applications is 12 May 2023. The Punjab Government encourages all eligible non-Muslim students studying in government institutions in the province to take advantage of this opportunity.

Outro: The scholarship program for non-Muslim students is a step towards ensuring equal opportunities for all and promoting a culture of inclusivity in Punjab. This initiative is expected to motivate non-Muslim students to pursue their academic goals and positively contribute to society.

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