Scholarship is the financial aid which is provided to encourage meritorious students, and to prevent them from discontinuing their education on the grounds of non-affordability. The deserving students of Pakistan can apply for financial assistance at intermediate level through different financial aids provided by different organizations in Pakistan. Brilliant students can get scholarships on merit bases and need base.
Usually two types of scholarships are provided to the students i.e. merit based and need based. Merit based scholarships are provided to students on base of their talent and their excellent academic results. Need based scholarships are provided to the talented deserving students in order to prevent them from discontinuing their education on the grounds of non-affordability.
At intermediate level many colleges and educational institutes provide merit based scholarships to intermediate students. Merit-based awards are granted to the brilliant students according to the admission merit list. A general Intermediate scholarship criterion is given below:
Merit Scholarship for Intermediate students:
- Top Ten Position holders in BISE Examination: Total tuition-fee waiver.
- 85% or above marks in BISE Examination: 75% tuition fee waiver.
- 80%-84.99% marks in BISE Examination: 50% tuition fee waiver.
- 75%-79.99% marks in BISE Examination: 25% tuition fee waiver.
Intermediate Scholarships awarded by different organizations:
Many national and multinational companies working in Pakistan also offer merit base scholarships to the talented students of Pakistan. Government of Pakistan also announces local scholarships for needy students. Generally at intermediate level students are given monthly stipend of Rs 1500 Rs to Rs 3000. Some scholarship schemes include books, uniform and other expanses. Here I would like to give brief information about different intermediate scholarships in Pakistan. There are a number of organizations that provide inter scholarships but I would discuss a few of them.
AlFalah Scholarship Scheme
If you are a deserving student, with ALFALAH SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME it is easy to apply for financial assistance. Monthly scholarships are offered for deserving and talented students from Intermediate to DAE, Graduation, and Post Graduation and Professional courses in any field within Pakistan. Students of various levels from intermediate to master/professional level from all the provinces of Pakistan including Gilgit/Baltistan can apply for scholarship.
PEEF Outreach Scholarships
PEEF has allocated 80% of the scholarships for “Outreach Scholarships”. These scholarships are awarded for studies in the following four (4) educational levels. The level wise allocation of scholarship is given below:
- Secondary 20%
- Intermediate 30%
- Graduation 30%
- Masters 20%
The students Passed Matriculation annual examination held by Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Punjab or Federal Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (FBISE), Islamabad in 2013 (Annual) are eligible for this scholarship. Declared monthly income of parents/guardian (from all sources) is Rs. 15,000/- or less are eligible.
PEEF Special Quota Scholarships for Intermediate Students
PEEF has allocated 20% of the total scholarship to Special Quota Category. The criterion for award of SQS is given below.
Scholarships are awarded under following four (4) categories:
- Children of government servants in BPS 1 – 4
(children of both serving and retired Govt. servants are eligible)
- Children belonging to minority religion
- Special Children
Dalda Foundation Merit Scholarship Scheme
Dalda Foundation has announced merit scholarship scheme for intermediate students who have passed matriculation and are studying under the affiliated colleges of Board of Intermediate Education Karachi, or any Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education of Pakistan or Technical Board of any district.
First year students getting education under Pre-engineering, Pre-medical, Commerce, General Sciences, Home Economics, ICS or DAE are eligible to apply. Students are eligible to apply if the source of income of candidate’s parent lies under Rs 15000 must pass the matriculation after 2012. O Level students of Cambridge can also apply.
PEEF Scholarship for Sindhi Matric & Intermediate Students
The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund PEEF announces scholarship for Sindhi Matric & Intermediate Students. The students Passed Matriculation annual examination held by Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Sindh are eligible for this scholarship. Declared monthly income of parents/guardian (from all sources) is Rs. 15,000/- or less are eligible.
MOL Pakistan Intermediate Scholarships
MOL Pakistan, as part of its Community Development Program for TAL Block intends to offer Intermediate scholarship. The scholarship aims to provide financial assistance to students who are bright and plan to undertake their Intermediate studies (2 years, FA/ FSc only and no equivalence) from any recognized public or private college in Pakistan.
Kadam Bright Students Scholarship
The Kadam Organization plans to educate a child for which new scheme is offered to Sponsor a Student for a small monthly donation of Rs 1500/-, the project is titled as ‘Kadam Bright Students scholarship’. This donation covers school fees, books and supplies, uniforms, and a daily nutritious lunch. This scholarship is for the students of FATA and KPK.
Pakistan Bait-ul-mal Scholarship for needy students:
Pakistan Bait ul Mal has announced to award scholarship for needy and poor students under child support programme to complete their education. The officials of this program sad that this program will support only registered students. Initially, students addressing from Multan, Bhakkar, DG Khan, Bahawalpur, Quetta and Peshawar will be benefited.
State Bank of Pakistan Scholarships for intermediate/ BS / M. Sc Students:
The State bank of Pakistan (also known as SBP) is offering scholarships for local students of Pakistan. These scholarships are for the students of intermediate, bachelors and masters level studies whose parents are SBP employees.
These scholarships are focusing on intellectual Pakistani students in order to financially assist them in their studies through monthly stipends. Another main of the scholarships is to enable students to work for the betterment of their country in the way that they will be relaxed from financial problems.
The Pak-USAID Merit and Needs based Scholarship Program
The Pak-USAID Merit and Needs based Scholarship Program Phase-II is focused on providing opportunities for access to higher education especially to under privileged candidates who, despite possessing academic merit, are unable to finance their education. The scholarship is not restricted to tuition only, but extends to accommodation and living expenses.