Prime Minister’s Scholarship Program for Talented Students of Balochistan
Ignite (Formerly National ICT R&D Fund) is also providing funding for the first three batches (2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14) of ‘Prime Minister’s Scholarship Program for the Talented Students of Baluchistan’ for a period of five years (class 8th to class 12th). The first batch enrolled in 2011-12 has recently concluded its term and has graduated. 425 students are enrolled in the program from 2011 to 2013. Batches for 2012-13 and 2013-14 are currently being provided funding and will conclude terms in the next 2 years respectively. The total project funding is 675 Million Rupees. Scholarship covers tuition fee, boarding and lodging, bi-annual travel charges, stipend, books and stationary, uniforms and miscellaneous expenses. The scholarship award is applicable only to the students of 30 districts of Baluchistan.
Program is being executed by the Company in collaboration with Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) and Quality Education Department, Government of Baluchistan. Total disbursements made under the program stand at 445 PKR Million Rupees (approx).