14-MAR-2018: US based alumni associations providing assistance to needy students with more financial aid than ever
Aligarh, March 14: As a part of their commitment of giving assistance to the needy students, the United States of America based Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) alumni associations has been providing students with more financial aid than ever.
AMU alumni associations of Michigan and Dallas are awarding scholarships worth Rs 22 lacks to bright students from lower-economic strata.
According to Prof Suhail Sabir (Chairperson, Alumni Affairs Committee), the AMU Alumni Association of Michigan has been awarding these scholarships for the past ten years and AMU Alumni Association of Dallas Fort Worth started giving these scholarships, two years ago.?
?After interviewing around 1185 students from various residential halls and Non-Resident Students Centre (NRSC) in the university, 425 students have been selected for these scholarships from the 2017-18 session,? said Prof Sabir adding that 225 students have been awarded with the Michigan scholarship worth Rs 10, 57000, while 200 students have been given the Dallas Fort Worth Scholarship of Rs 10, 70000.
Prof Sabir also pointed out that except for NRSC students, no students are paid in cash. ?Scholarships for students residing in university halls are given for dining-hall charges for four to five months and to clear the university dues,? he added.
Over all, scholarships worth Rs 50, lakhs per year are awarded to AMU students from various USA based alumni associations.
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