Brief History of Scholarship

he Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) Tandojam are focused on providing opportunities for access to higher education especially to under privileged candidates who, despite possessing academic merit, are unable to finance their education. The scholarship is not restricted to tuition only but extends to accommodation and living expenses.

Since 2004 and on wards SAU signed MoU with different donors / philanthropist and sponsor agencies, which includes:

  1. USAID-funded Merit and Needs-Based Scholarship (USID-MNBS),
  2. HEC Need Based Scholarships (HEC-NBS)
  3. Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship (HEC-EUGS)
  4. Professional Education Foundation Scholarship (PEF)
  5. Sindh-Higher Education Commission for indigenous Scholarship (SHEC)
  6. Student Advancement Fund Endowment (SAFE),
  7. Akhlaq Ahmed Khan (AAK) Endowment Fund,
  8. SAU Endowment Fund,
  9. Rajab Ali Memon Scholarships
  10. MORA Scholarships,
  11. Need-Cum-Merit Scholarships,
  12. Pakistan –Scottish Scholarship (UK) and many other scholarship programs.

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to needy and under privileged students on a merit basis. It is the pride of the scholarship program that all the scholarships are awarded, 94 percent of the scholarship recipients had graduated in the semester they expected to graduate.

Program Objective

  • To enable the academically qualified, yet financially needy, and poor vulnerable Pakistani students to continue university studies in selected fields of Agriculture, Information Technology, Food Sciences and Animal Sciences, etc.

Besides, the university has established “SAU Endowment Fund” and “SAU Scholarship Endowment Fund” to support university advancement programs and eventually provide scholarships to needy students as well. The Alumni of this university are taking keen interest in these programs and participating in fundraising activities.     

It is our aim to break the cycle of poverty for students who are eager to learn.

Their benefits:

  • All the books, notes, and educational expenses they need during the study period.
  • Additional help in the event of crisis or special need: the death of a family member(s), or a need for transportation to go to university, special reference books, tuition fees, etc.




Direct beneficiaries: Undergraduate and Graduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are in urgent need and cannot afford their educational expenses during the study period.

Indirect beneficiaries: Their families, in particular their brothers and sisters that also go to educational institutes.



The scholarships will support the scholars free from the expenses of education and scholar(s) parents enabling them to send their children to university. Education will enhance their social standing, economic independence and empower their decision making. Thus, they will be able to contribute more to education the next generation.

One of the key functions of this Directorate is to generate funds for university development and for student scholarships. Among other things, the Directorate is vigorously pursuing social networking and community services such as Alumni Registration and Networking, Alumni Events, Youth Entrepreneurship Trainings, Career Services, Career Orientation Workshops, Youth Convention, Job Fair, Farmer Gatherings, Farmers Festivals and National Conference on Agriculture & Livestock, and Farmers programs Outreach.

urthermore, from time to time this University exempts the tuition fee of the students who could not afford educational expenses due to financial constraints. In 2010 and 2011 this University exempted tuition fee of 2480 students who were affected from flood / rain floods.


1. All students registered in Undergraduate (Bachelors) and Postgraduate (Masters) Degree Programs at SAUT / Sub-Campus, Umer Kot/ Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Agricultural College (SZABAC) Dokri / Khairpur College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology (KCAET) Khairpur are eligible to apply except for who have been already awarded other scholarships.

2. The number of slots so determined are to be apportioned into two parts:

a. Undergraduate Students
• 4 years from entry into a Bachelor program (Agricultural / IT/ Food Sciences)
• 5 years from entry into a Bachelor program (Animal Sciences)
b. Postgraduate Students
2-3 years from entry into a Master’s program (Agricultural / Animal Sciences)

3. Fifty percent (50%) of the scholarships are reserved for female students.

4. Open merit, based on the need of applicant, will be followed for the slots available for each pool i.e., Undergraduate (Bachelors) and Graduate (Masters) Degree Programs.

5. Those selected for award of scholarship will be paid scholarships stipend based on required level of academic performance of the awardee.

The scholarship, once awarded, will be continued until completion of the degree program of the students subject to:

a. Donor funding for these scholarships.
b. Academic Performance of the student at least 3.00 CGPA of each semester.


Media Campaign
1. University website, Newspapers and Admission application booklet.
2. Sponsor website, exclusive ad in newspapers by donor.
3. Campaign is primary task to be run by the university FAO

Application, Evaluation and Selection
1. Availability of Scholarship Application Form on Website (University and sponsor)
2. Distribution / Collection / Scrutinizing and Evaluation of the Application Form may be done at FAO. Vetting of all information and Case reviews of potential candidates, Vigilance visits
3. Scholarship meeting is convened and interviews are held
4. Recommendation of selected candidates to Sponsor
5. Award of Scholarship by Sponsor
6. Notification of Awardees of the Scholarship

Fund Remittances
1. Account openings, Undertaking from the selected scholars.
2. Complete amount of stipend to be paid through cheque or other bank instruments only to students (no cash payments)

Follow Up
1. Students Data Base.
2. Complete record of the scholars, photographs and CNIC
3. Response to Questionnaires
4. Filling of Alumnae Forms
5. Students Ambassador Groups in each program