Pakistani students who deserve it can now apply for an Oxford Scholarship.
The Oxford Pakistan Programme (OPP) announced the Tareen Oxford Scholarship on Tuesday. This is a way for Pakistani students with ability from South Punjab to get money to go to college.
In a statement, the OPP said that the scholarship will be given to students who have been accepted into one of the eligible graduate classes at Kellogg College at the University of Oxford but don’t have the money to take advantage of the offer.
“Preference will be given to students for whom the scholarship will be a once-in-a-lifetime chance and who have the ability and desire to help South Punjab grow,” said the statement.
As part of the OPP’s graduate scholarship scheme, which gives at least three graduate scholarships to talented Pakistani and British Pakistani students every year, the scholarship will help pay for the students’ tuition and living expenses.
Ali Tareen, an alumnus of Kellogg College, Oxford, helped make the scholarship possible. It will be a five-year programme in which money will be donated yearly and given out on a rolling basis.
This chance will give bright young students from South Punjab, which is one of the poorest parts of Pakistan, a big boost and help them get ahead.
“The scholarship will not only help the people who get it, but it will also raise the hopes of other talented students in the communities where Tareen scholars will come from.” It will also be a big step towards making Oxford’s academic community more diverse and open to everyone, the statement said.
There will be two parts to this programme:
An access event for students in their last year who want to go to graduate school. It will include an access conference for students in their last year from South Punjab who are applying for MSc and PhD degrees abroad. The top 20 Access Conference guests will get free one-on-one mentoring from an Oxford student or recent graduate.
For FSc toppers and first-year public sector university winners, 100 students from South Punjab who got the best grades in their FSc exams or in their first year at university will be chosen. These students will be given advice on how to get the most out of the next three to four years, as well as one-on-one mentoring to help them strive to be the best minds in the world.