Yes, the guidelines are clearly spelled out in the application form.
3. What is the merit criteria and other factors which are taken into consideration to determine applicant’s eligibility?
Merit criteria is primarily the relative grades obtained by the applicants in higher secondary school examinations. The other important consideration is the household income and other overriding reasons such as orphanage or physical handicap or disability of the applicant etc.
Need based support is an outright grant of non-returnable scholarship basically to students from very low income group and Mustahiq-e-zakat. Qarze Hasna has to be returned to the foundation by the applicant after completion of his/her education over a period of five years after getting employed.
5. What is the meaning of public sector Institutions? Is eligibility only restricted to first year students?
Public sector institutions are government run and financed institutions. Foundation offers financial support preferably to first year students, however students in advance stage of studies could as well be considered, if reasons are compelling enough.
Our mission is poverty to uplift maximum number of students out of poverty in a given budget available every year to spend. The fees of private universities are 5 to 15 times higher that public sector universities.
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There is no reserve quota as such for any geographical area. Provincial allocation of students is in direct relation to province’s population vis-à-vis the total population of the country.
Restrictions are primarily due to financial considerations. We plan to add more disciplines as when funds with the foundation would permit.
10. Can a student apply from semi government institutions as well such as ones run by say armed forces foundations?
Yes a few top universities like NUST, IBA and Namal are included. Please see
There is no gender preference or discrimination in the selection process.
12. Should applications be necessarily routed through the institution or could one apply directly to the foundation by simple endorsement of a faculty member?
Application should be fully endorsed by the institute to establish its bona fides. One should route the application through the student affairs department of the institution one is studying in. Students from the list of educational institutes listed on the website with whom Foundation has signed MOU would be given preference.
Final decision for the award of the scholarships is totally at the discretion of the Foundation.