Pakistani students to get ‘need-based’ scholarships in US

UKAHA will fund scholarships for students from eight different departments.  - AFP/File
UKAHA will fund scholarships for students from eight different departments. – AFP/File

KARACHI: The University of Karachi has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Karachi Alumni Association, Houston, Texas (UKAHA) in the United States for the provision of “need-based” scholarships to students.

The scholarship will be awarded for two semesters and students from eight different departments including International Relations, Economics, Psychology, Mass Communication, Chemistry, Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science will be able to benefit from this opportunity.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between UOK Vice-Chancellor Dr. Khalid Mahmoud Iraqi and UKAHA Houston President Muhammad Azam Akhtar for a financial assistance program called “UKAHA Academic Achievement Award” in which the alumni organization has partnered with the alumni body in assisting students. He appreciated the role of the IAS and its commitment to his alma mater.

Dr. Iraqi said, “Our students have good potential and that is why they are earning name all over the world, and they never forget their university and are always available to help the students studying in different departments Are.”

It should be noted that UKAHA – due to inflation and rising cost of living – has increased the annual financial grant under the 2019 agreement to Rs 1 million from the previous Rs 500,000.

Expressing his views on the occasion, UKAHA Houston President Akhtar credited the university and its faculty for playing a vital role in its success and assured the students of the alumni body’s support in the future also.

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