HEC Launches free Online Scholarship Disbursement Portal for 1500 Students


HEC, United States Agency for the USAID & NBP launch the online scholarship portal with the USAID-funded on Merit & Needs-Based Scholarship program which includes thirty universities across the Pakistan.


HEC scholarship programme is a part of USAID’s Merit & Needs Base Scholarship Programmes with 30 partner universities in Pakistan and also the first programme that HEC start online disbursement.

Under this scholarship programme, our ATM cards will be issued to every student to withdrawal their funds for both tuition & payments and living expenses. In this programme, National Bank of Pakistan accounts will be open for 1,470 awarded students from 30 partner universities in Pakistan. First payments will be issue using the new system next week.

Addressing the ceremony, Dr. Arshad Ali, Executive Director, HEC said,
“The conventional methods of stipend disbursement have involved lengthy procedures at the partner universities, which frequently delayed stipend release to the scholarship recipients. Now, through the new online stipend disbursement mechanism, students will receive payments directly into their bank accounts, ensuring maximum efficiency.”
In his comments, Saeed Ahmad, President, NBP commended the endeavors of HEC for embracing the web based saving money framework supplanting ordinary methods to dispense subsidizes in expedient way. He said that Scholarship stores implies a great deal to the understudies and he was satisfied that NBP through its Asaan Account has given the office to the grant awardees of this program to open their records anyplace in Pakistan.

"Almost certainly it will be an immense help for the understudies", he included.

On the event, Erica Rounsefell, Acting Director, Office of Education, USAID Pakistan praised HEC for banding together with USAID all through the program. "This is a striking accomplishment that brings productivity, as well as more prominent security and straightforwardness to the grant installment process. We anticipate keep on working with HEC to help understudy access to advanced education," she underscored.

Since 2002, HEC has been assuming its huge part for improvement of the advanced education division in Pakistan. Its endeavors have been centered on guaranteeing access to quality tertiary instruction for youth and advancing applicable research. The USAID Merit & Needs Based Scholarship Programme has been supporting the objective of HEC since the 2004 to give quality training to students & make it available to skilled understudies who will not manage the cost of advanced education. In excess of 5,300 grants have so far been granted to understudies from country regions and less-created locales, for example, FATA, South Punjab, Rural Sindh, and Balochistan, while 50 for each penny of openings are saved for ladies.

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