Hindu Females and a Transperson Among Pakistanis to be Awarded UK Scholarships

2 Hindu Females Among 69 Pakistanis Awarded With UK Scholarships

The British High Commissioner, Jane Marriott, recently celebrated the achievements of 46 Pakistani students who were granted Chevening and Commonwealth scholarships.

This year, the UK honored exceptional Pakistani scholars with Chevening scholarships following a rigorous selection process. Among the recipients, two female Hindu students and a trans woman were included.

Additionally, Pakistan saw 23 scholars receive Commonwealth scholarships, with 21 pursuing Master’s programs and two embarking on PhD studies. These scholars were chosen from various regions across the country.

The Asma Jahangir Award

In honor of the late human rights advocate Asma Jahangir, the British High Commissioner bestowed the Asma Jahangir Award upon the top-ranking female Chevening scholar of the year.

Notably, there was a tie, resulting in the award being presented to three accomplished females: Anila Yousaf and Zaitoon Kareem from Balochistan, along with Varsha Deepak from Sindh.

Introduced in 2018, the Asma Jahangir Award has been granted to nine female Chevening scholars over the years.

This year marked the introduction of Chevening scholarships supported by UK partners. The first partnership is with Swindon Town Football Club, offering a one-year Master’s degree in Football Coaching or Science at either Solent University or the University Campus of Football Business at Wembley Stadium.

The second partnership, with the University of Essex, provides two scholarships for studies related to climate change or heritage and museum studies.

The British High Commissioner, Jane Marriott, recently celebrated the achievements of 46 Pakistani students who were granted Chevening and Commonwealth scholarships.

The British High Commissioner, Jane Marriott, recently celebrated the achievements of 46 Pakistani students who were granted Chevening and Commonwealth scholarships.

40th Anniversary of the Chevening Program

High Commissioner Jane Marriott expressed her pride in sending 69 Pakistani students to the UK through the Chevening and Commonwealth scholarships on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Chevening program.

She emphasized the renowned quality of higher education in the UK and how these scholarships will benefit Pakistan’s brightest students. The students’ return to Pakistan is expected to contribute significantly to various sectors, further strengthening the UK-Pakistan relationship.

The scholars have opted for diverse fields and institutions for their studies, addressing global challenges such as education, social justice, architectural engineering, and sustainability, with a focus on fostering innovation.

More details can be found on the official Chevening website.

Chevening Scholarships 2024-25: Open from September 12th, 2023

Commonwealth Scholarships 2024/25: Opens in late Oct/Nov 2023.

The British High Commissioner’s event highlighted the incredible achievements of Pakistani scholars and the enduring relationship between the UK and Pakistan in promoting education and collaboration.

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