Needy Scholarship is a financial assistance program launched by OPF in 1980 for the children of deserving overseas Pakistanis. These scholarships are offered, on annual basis, to the students from Primary to Post-graduation level to assist them in covering their education related expenses. The amount of scholarship offered at different levels of education under this scheme is as under:
|Level Of Education||Day Scholar (amount per annum)||Boarder (amount per annum)|
|Middle||Rs. 9,000/-||Rs. 4,500/-|
|Secondary||Rs. 12,000/-||Rs. 6,000/-|
|Intermediate||Rs. 15,000/-||Rs. 7,500/-|
|Graduation||Rs. 16,000/-||Rs. 22,500/-|
|Post Graduation||Rs. 22,500/-||Rs. 9,000/-|
|Professional Colleges||Rs. 30,000/-||Rs. 15,000/-|
Needy Scholarships are offered to the children of deceased/disabled and low-paid registered overseas Pakistanis whose monthly income is less than Rs.50,000/-. Children of those overseas Pakistanis who have already returned to Pakistan are also eligible to avail this financial assistance for the first three years after their return.
Education Division is planning to create an endowment fund for providing scholarships and for reimbursing annual / semester tuition fee to the children of overseas Pakistanis studying in professional institutions, in collaboration with Federal / Provincial departments.