Scholarship Awards 2016-2017

All FURTHER Scholars who applied for renewal have been granted a scholarship in the amount of Rs. 90,000. Thank you all for your cooperation and for submitting all required documents in a timely fashion. For many of you, this is your last year in your current degree programme and we wish you all the best in this critical phase of your career.

Today marks the completion of 6 years of the FURTHER Scholarship programme and we are delighted to be of service to talented students in need. It is also 7 years to the day since the person who inspired FURTHER passed away and his memory is of great inspiration to us in continuing this programme.

Invitation to Apply for 2016-2017

It’s that time of the year again when FURTHER Scholars return to their studies after the summer and apply for the renewal of their scholarships. FURTHER is happy to be a part of your efforts for another year.

Please help us determine your eligibility for renewal of scholarship this year by providing the following by Friday, 16 September 2016:

  1. A scanned copy or screen-shot of latest academic transcript or marks sheet showing current and cumulative GPA or marks.
  2. Expected month and year of graduation from current degree programme.
  3. A short essay describing your current financial situation and how FURTHER has helped you so far.

Please note the date above and do not miss it. We shall not be able to release your scholarship payment in October if we don’t receive this information by the stated deadline. All the best.

Scholarship Awards 2015-2016

Many thanks to all FURTHER Scholars who have provided documentation for helping us reach a decision on renewal of awards. Unfortunately, three of the renewal applicants were consistently far below the required Grade Point Average of 3.0 or equivalent. We were therefore unable to renew for those students. Based on the information provided, we are happy to renew full funding, with an upward adjustment for inflation, for the following Scholars:

Fahad Imran, FAST-NU Islamabad
Fouzia Shaif, Nishtar Medical College, Multan
Muhammad Adnan Khan, FAST-NU Peshawar
Muhammad Zakir FAST-NU Islamabad
Shazia Shafi, Nishtar Medical College, Multan
Sohail Ahmad Shahzad, NUST-EME Rawalpindi
Zain Muhammad, Ayub Medical College Abbottabad
Zia Ur Rahman, Ayub Medical College Abbottabad
Zohaib Shabir Saeedi, NUST Islamabad

Scholarship payments for the academic year will be made in two installments which will be deposited in your designated accounts by 31 October 2015 and 1 March 2016, respectively. If you do not receive your payment by these dates, please send us an email. We request you to be always patient with us because we have no paid staff and usually a single volunteer works hard to take care of all aspects. Please also note that you must provide us your latest academic results by 31 January 2016 so that your second instalment may be released on time. Meanwhile, if there is any change in your financial situation, please do keep us informed.

Today marks the completion of 4 years of FURTHER Scholarships to university students of merit in Pakistan. In terms of figures, this is our lowest year for available funding as well as the number of students who received awards. We are trying hard to improve funding for next year and need the cooperation of all graduating FURTHER Scholars. Please don’t forget to put us on your CVs together with our website address to increase awareness among private and public employers. This is particularly true for those FURTHER Scholars who have now been working for a few years and might be in a good position to spread the word about us.

All the best to everyone for the year ahead. We’re proud of you and proud to be a part of your efforts for a better future.

Invitation to Apply for 2015-2016

We hope that all FURTHER Scholars had a good summer holiday and are back at their educational institutions for another great year. We are very proud of your achievements and are committed to supporting you through to the end of your degree programs.

Please help us determine your eligibility for renewal of scholarship this year by providing the following by Sunday, 20 September 2015:

  1. A scanned copy or screen-shot of latest academic transcript or marks sheet showing current and cumulative GPA or marks.
  2. Expected month and year of graduation from current degree programme.
  3. A short essay describing your current financial situation and how FURTHER has helped you so far.
Please note the date above and do not miss it. We shall not be able to release your scholarship payment in October if we don’t receive this information by the stated deadline. All the best.

Renewal Applications 2014-2015

We hope that all FURTHER Scholars are having a good academic year and making progress towards their respective degrees. An email was sent out to everyone about the requirements for renewal of scholarships for the second half of academic year 2014-2015. Please reply to the email by Friday, 23 January 2015, with the following:

  1.  A scanned copy or screen-shot of latest academic transcript or marks sheet showing current and cumulative GPA or marks.
  2. Expected month and year of graduation from current degree programme.
  3. A one-page CV showing academic history, work experience, and extra-curricular interests.
  4. A recent colour photograph.

We need this information to update the FURTHER Scholar profiles in our records and to renew scholarships. We will not be able to process scholarship payments in February if we do not receive all of the above by Friday, 23 January 2015. Unfortunately, we have no staff or resources to send reminders or provide exceptions or accept excuses. All the best to everyone for the remainder of the academic year.