The steering committee of Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship programme has decided to reopen the Ehsaas scholarship application portal w.e.f September 30, 2021.
This was decided during the 9th meeting held to receive new applications for the academic year 2021-22.
The online portal will remain open for next two months. Special Assistant to PM Senator Dr Sania Nishtar and Executive Director, Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Shaista Sohail co-chaired the meeting.
Dr Sania stressed the need for timely payments to students so that they do not have to take loans. This is not a reimbursement model and the students have to be paid on time, to facilitate them”, she said.
She also instructed HEC to strictly reprimand universities who do not pay students on time and those who deduct money from the Ehsaas scholarship stipend amount on account of other expenses.
Further, she instructed that full visibility should be made of those universities which have done this and that they should be blacklisted.