- Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) and Department for International Development (DFID) – UK aid have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide 28000 scholarships to meritorious and needy students for Intermediate and Graduation Level Education.
- Under the proposed 5 year scholarship program; Department for International Development (DFID) – UK aid has agreed to provide grant of Rs. 1.625 billion over a period of 5 years to provide 28000 scholarships.
- Out of the total allocated scholarships, 27500 will be awarded to girl’s students of eleven (11) less developed districts of Punjab to continue Intermediate Level Education
- while 500 scholarships will be awarded to needy and meritorious students to peruse Graduation Level Education through partner Centre of Excellences (COEs).
The target districts for Intermediate Level Scholarships for girl students under the PEEF – DFID Scholarship Program are:
- Muzafar Garh
- Rahim Yar Khan
- Dera Ghazi Khan
· Graduation Level Scholarships shall be given to the needy and meritorious students of the following partner institutions:
- COMSATS Lahore
- FAST Lahore
- Namal Mianwali
- GIKI Swabi
- COMSATS Islamabad
- NUST Islamabad
- PEEF has awarded 9,153 scholarships under PEEF-DFID partnership in year 2013-14. Out of these scholarships 8,903 scholarships were awarded to female meritorious students of Intermediate level from participative district While 250 scholarships were awarded to the talented and needy students of partner COEs.
- During the year PEEF will award 8,650 additional scholarships; 8,500 for Intermediate Level Education and 150 for Graduation Level Education.
· Scholarships allocation of COEs (DFID) for the year 2014-15 is as under:
|Sr. No.||Center Of Excellence||Scholarship Allocation (DFID)||Level|
|3||FAST University, Lahore||25||Graduation|
|4||Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute, Swabi||25||Graduation|
|5||Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)||10||Graduation|
|6||Namal College, Mianwali||15||Graduation|
|7||National University of Science & Technology (NUST), Islamabad||25||Graduation|