Government of Pakistan Announces Jinnah Educational Scholarships 2012 for Srilankan Youth

Islamabad: The High Commission of Pakistan in Srilanka invites applications for Jinnah Scholarship from deserving Sri Lankan students pursuing their studies at O’ Levels and A Levels. The Scholarships will be awarded according to the final list of merits among all the application, says a press release received here today from Colombo, Srilanka.

The Government of Pakistan is awarding Jinnah Scholarships for Srilankan students for past 6 years through Pakistan High Commission in Sri Lanka. The scholarships are named after the great statesman and leader of the Sub Continent, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, who is the founder of Pakistan.

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of a strict criteria involving merit and need for financial assistance. Under this programme, each successful student receives stipend of SL Rs. 24,000 as assistance for one year for following their studies. The Government of Pakistan is awarding Jinnah Educational Scholarships since 2005 and so far over 800 Sri Lankan Students have benefited from this scheme. During the past 7 years over Rs. 20 million worth of scholarships have been awarded for promoting the Sri Lankan youth and the education sector in Sri Lanka.

During year 2011 the Government of Pakistan awarded SL Rs. 2.56 million worth of educational scholarships to 107 bright Sri Lankan O/L and A/L students under Jinnah Educational Scholarship programme.

Application forms for submitting nominations for award of scholarships may be collected from the High Commission located at 53/6 Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7. The Last date for submission of applications is 19 March 2012.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326

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