Jinnah scholarship presentation
COLOMBO: The annual distribution of the Jinnah scholarships among
deserving Sri Lankan students of Advance, Ordinary and Bachelors level
was held recently in Colombo under the auspices of the Pakistan High
Higher Education Deputy Minister M.M. Musthapha, was the Chief Guest
on this occasion.
Every year Pakistan Government is funding the studies of deserving
and top performing Sri Lanka students under this scheme. Last year,
during the launch of the Jinnah Scholarship scheme, 20 students had
received their stipends.
However, in view of the importance of this project which has served
as a yet another cementing block for bilateral friendly relations
between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the Government of Pakistan this year has
granted Jinnah scholarships to 85 Sri Lankan students.
Applications for grant of scholarships were invited through the
newspaper in February 2007. In response the High Commission received
around 500 applications.
Each successful students was given a stipend of Rs. 30,000 to assist
them in their studies.