Jin­nah stipends for Sri Lanka stu­dents

Pakistan Observer - - INTERNATIONAL -

COLOMBO—The High Com­mis­sion of the Is­lamic Repub­lic of Pak­istan in Sri Lanka has in­vited ap­pli­ca­tions for award of Jin­nah Schol­ar­ship from de­serv­ing Sri Lankan stu­dents pur­su­ing their stud­ies at O’ Lev­els and A Lev­els.

The Gov­ern­ment of Pak­istan is award­ing Jin­nah Schol­ar­ships for Sri Lanka O/A level stu­dents for past 11 years through its 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 to pur­sue their stud­ies.

The Gov­ern­ment of Pak­istan is award­ing the Jin­nah Ed­u­ca­tional Schol­ar­ships since 2005 and so far over 1500 Sri Lankan Stu­dents have ben­e­fited from this scheme. Dur­ing the past 11 years ap­prox­i­mately Rs. 43 Mil­lion worth of schol­ar­ships have been awarded for pro­mot­ing the Sri Lankan youth and the ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor in Sri Lanka. Dur­ing year 2015 the Gov­ern­ment of Pak­istan awarded over SL Rs. 3.67 mil­lion worth of ed­u­ca­tional schol­ar­ships to 154 bright Sri Lankan O/L and A/L stu­dents un­der Jin­nah Ed­u­ca­tional Schol­ar­ship pro­gramme.

The ap­pli­ca­tion forms may be col­lected from the High Com­mis­sion lo­cated at 42 & 44 Bullers Lane, Colombo 7. The forms can also be down­loaded from the of­fi­cial web­site of the High Com­mis­sion www.pak­istanhc.lk. The Last date for re­ceipt of ap­pli­ca­tions is 31st May 2016.—INP

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