This year, we received a total of 63 applications – 44 female and 19 male applicants. After a thorough review by the Akademos board members, we shortlisted and video-interviewed 25 students, among them 11 students from Marriabad and 14 from Hazara Town. These interviews took place over 3 days for a total of 15 hours. The students answered a wide range of questions about their academic record, financial and social circumstances, extra-curricular activities, social activities, and future aspirations. We acknowledge that a majority of the applicants face substantial socioeconomic hurdles which prevent them from reaching their full academic potential. In finalising our selection, we have given due consideration to both academic record and the compelling circumstances – not just one.
As a small community-based volunteer-run organisation with a limited budget, we regret that we can only offer a limited number of scholarships. Among the selected 12 students for Akademos Scholarship 2019-2020 are aspiring engineers, doctors, bankers and artists, all of whom hail from working-class families in both Marriabad and Hazara Town. They are:
1- Marzia Muhammad – Islamia Girls College
2- Fatima Ewaz Ali – Govt Girls Degree College
3- Saliha Chaman Ali – KB Science College
4- Rizwana Muhammad Tahir – Govt Girls Degree College
5- Seema Ismail – Govt Girls Degree College
6- Syed Saifullah – Tameer-e-Nau Public College
7- Abida Rajab Ali – Islamia Girls College
8- Hakima Nouroz Ali – Islamia Girls College
9- Mustafa Hussain – Tameer-e-Nau Public College
10 – Sakina Mubarak Shah – Govt Girls Degree College
11- Wajeha Ghulam Raza – Islamia Girls College
12- Inayatullah Juma Khan – Tameer-e-Nau Public College
Congratulations. We look forward to working with you over the duration of your college studies. We trust that you will put this opportunity and support to good use.
We thank our esteemed partners in Quetta for their invaluable assistance in helping us complete the application, interview and selection process for Akademos Scholarship 2019-2020. We could not have done it without Muhammad Mehdi of Ummat Educational and Cultural Organisation and Ali Akbari of Hazara Town. Thank you very much.