How to Apply for FAME Scholarship

Introduction 

Based on the collection of funds, each year SANA awards several scholarships to meritorious and poor Sindhi students in Sindh

The scholarships are awarded in the following categories:

Undergraduate Studies in Sciences - $200.00 each.

Post-graduate Studies in Social Sciences and Humanities - $400.00 each.

Undergraduate Studies with major in Sindhi Language, Sindhi Literature, Sindh History, etc. - $200.00 each.

Post-graduate Studies in Sindhi Language, Sindhi Literature, Sindh History, etc. - $400.00 each.

Students of Nursing Colleges and Pharmaceutical Colleges - $250.00 each.

The successful students are paid the scholarship amount in equivalent Rupees at their address in Sindh.

For every academic year, the SANA FAME Scholarship committee invites applications through announcement at:

SANA website www.sanalist.org

Sanalist,

Sindh based lists

Mehran TV,

Newspapers in Sindh, such as Kawish.

The above announcement also identifies specific date for receiving application, review process period, and date for announcing the list of successful applicants.

This information is available on the SANA website www.sanalist.org under the link “FAME Scholarship Program” and further link “Recent Announcements” provides complete schedule for the current year scholarship program

The list of successful applicants is announced on the SANA website and on Sanalist. Also each successful applicant is informed via e-mail address provided in their completed forms. The successful applicants will be asked to provide the bank details to SANA Treasurer so that funds can be transferred to their account.

For enquiries the e-mail address is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Application Forms for the Graduate and Post-Graduate categories are available at the SANA website.

The Application Schedule

As specified above the SANA website under the link “Recent Announcements” for FAME Scholarship Program provides complete schedule for the current year’s scholarship program.

The Application Procedure

Read carefully the following instructions and obtain the documentation as described under title The Attachments.

There are2 waysto apply for the scholarships

Applying directly at the SANA website.

Printing forms available on the SANA website and submitting via mail

Applying directly at the SANA website

On the SANA website, select “Related Link” of the FAME Scholarships Program

Select “Form Category A - Under Graduate Studies” or “Form Category B - Graduate Studies”.

Enter the required information on the selected form.

Scan the documents listed under The Attachments, as specified below. Download on your pc and attach the scanned copy for each document as required on the form.

Select Submit, when above is complete.

Printing forms and submitting via mail (post)

The application forms (Under Graduate or Graduate category) are available at SANA website for downloading and printing. The completed forms and the copies of documents can be mailed at the following address

The completed form with above attachments to be mailed via regular mail (not by registered mail) to:

      FAME Scholarships

      C/O Ghulam Memon

      9112 Harbor Hills Drive,

      Houston, Texas 77054, USA

         

Application Forms:

FAME Scholarship Undergraduate form

FAME Scholarship Graduate form

The Attachments

The properly completed form is to be attached with following documents. Please read the instruction as mentioned below under Note:

Proof of admission in the University/College

Attendance Record of the current semester

Attested copies of mark sheets for Class X, Class XII, and university examinations mentioned in the form

Original family income certificate

An autobiographical essay (one page), hand written in English or Sindhi

      Note

      For attaching above documents, please note the following:

For documents 1, 2, and 3, obtain the photo-copies. Each photo-copy shall be properly attested with the signature and stamp of the person attesting the documents.

For document 4, the original certificate shall be attested as above.

The document 5 shall be attached in original.

The Selection Procedure

The review and selection process is conducted by the combined team of the SANA FAME Scholarship Committee. The application review process includes separation of application forms in various specified categories and the review of applicant’s information on forms and on the attached documents. Based on this review process, the applications are ranked as per the merit and the family's yearly earnings.

Any application received during this review period is also included in the process.

The Scholarships

The scholarships are awarded in two categories

Students of Undergraduate Studies

Students of Postgraduate Studies

Scholarships for Undergraduate Studies

Purpose:  To financially support the education of meritorious Sindhi Students who are pursuing bachelor’s degree at a university in Pakistan.

Area of Study: The Undergraduate Scholarships are further grouped into:

Sciences such as General Sciences, Engineering, Medical Science, and Agriculture.

Major in Sindhi Language, Sindhi Literature, Sindh History, Sindhi Art (Music), etc.

Major in Nursing and Pharmaceutical

Qualifications:Candidates should have passed the intermediate examination and should be admitted to any of the universities in Pakistan in the above specified areas of study. The selection will be based on academic excellence as well as the financial need of the applicant.

Application Procedure: Download the above application form and mail the completed application form along with documents.

Amount of Award:The amount of each scholarship is US $250 each year for one time payment.

Scholarships for Postgraduate Studies

Purpose:  To financially support the education of meritorious Sindhi Students who are pursuing higher degrees in research topics at a university in Pakistan.

Area of Study:The Postgraduate Scholarships are further grouped into:

General Sciences, Engineering, Medical Science, Agriculture, Fine Arts, Literature, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Economics, Linguistics, Communications, International Relations, and Journalism. Students in other fields or social sciences and humanities can also apply.

Major in Sindhi Language, Sindhology, Sindhi Literature, Sindh History, Sindhi Art (Music), etc.

Major in Nursing and Pharmaceutical

Qualifications: Applicants must be currently enrolled in MA, M. Phil, or Ph.D program in any recognized university in Pakistan. The selection will be based on academic excellence as well as the financial need of the applicant.

Application Procedure: Download the above application form and mail the completed application form along with documents.

Amount of Award: The amount of each scholarship is US $500 for one time payment in one academic year.

For an academic year, the scholarship award is only for one time payment. For next academic year, the applicant that qualifies for the above specified conditions, need to apply again for the scholarship.

The SANA FAME Scholarships Program is fully funded by the generous contributions by SANA members. The Fund amount is collected, managed, and distributed by SANA Treasurer. The program is managed by SANA FAME Scholarships Committee. The committee chairman is selected by SANA Executive Counsel. The chairman selects the committee team members.

The SANA FAME Scholarship Committee

Zafar Agha – Chairman

Ghulam Mohiuddin Memon

Darakhshan Memon

Dr Valeed Shaikh

Kashif Usman Dars (Sindh based Member)

Donations to be forwarded to SANA Treasurer at the following address:

Maqbool Halepota, SANA Treasurer

6441 E McDonald Drive 

Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

For forwarding your donations, please write check for SANA and identify FAME Fund in the memo part. As SANA is registered non-profit organizations, your donations will be tax-deductible.

Forms/Documents to be downloaded

Form Category A: Undergraduate StudiesMicrosoft RTF FormatPDF Format

Form Category B:Graduate Studies

Microsoft RTF FormatPDF Format

Scholarships Award Procedure and Selection Criteria

History and Background

In 1998, SANA Executive Council formed a SANA FAME Scholarships Committee.

The Committee members were:

Nisar Ali Shah

Manzoor Hussain Shah

Saghir Ahmed Shaikh

In the same year, SANA awarded 4 scholarships in the following categories:

2 scholarships for Undergraduate studies in sciences

2 scholarships for Postgraduate studies in Social Sciences and Humanities

Total 4 scholarships with total amount awarded $1500

In 2003 the present SANA FAME Scholarships Committee took charge, and for the academic year 2003-2004, managed to award 6 scholarships in the following categories:

4 scholarships for Undergraduate studies in sciences

2 scholarships for Postgraduate studies in Social Sciences and Humanities

Total amount awarded $2,000.00

For the academic year 2004-2005, the SANA FAME Scholarships were increased to 13 in the following categories:

11 scholarships for Undergraduate studies in sciences

2 scholarships for Postgraduate studies in Social Sciences and Humanities.

Total amount awarded $3,796.00

For the academic year 2005-2006, the SANA FAME Scholarships were increased to 24:

16 scholarships for Undergraduate studies in sciences

4 scholarships for Postgraduate studies in Social Sciences and Humanities

One scholarship for undergraduate studies in Sindhi Language, Sindhi literature, Sindh History, etc.

One Scholarship for Postgraduate studies in Sindhi Language, Sindhi literature, Sindh History, etc.

2 Scholarships for Nursing College Students.      

Total amount awarded $7,250.00

For the academic year 2006-2007, the SANA FAME Scholarships Committee decided to increase the scholarships to 40. For the same academic year, for 155 applicants only 37 scholarships were awarded due to limited collected funds. Total amount awarded $10,597.00

For the academic year 2007-2008, SANA awarded 31 scholarships in 

the following categories:

24 scholarships for Undergraduate studies in sciences

One scholarship for Postgraduate studies in International relations

One scholarship for undergraduate studies in Sindhi Language, Sindhi literature, Sindh History, etc.

4 Scholarships for Nursing College Students

One Scholarship for undergraduate studies in Pharmacy

For the academic year 2008-2009, SANA awarded 43 scholarships in the following categories:

37 scholarships for Undergraduate studies in sciences

2 scholarships for Postgraduate studies in Social Sciences and Humanities

One Scholarships for Postgraduate studies in Sindhi Language, Sindhi literature, Sindh History, etc.

2 Scholarships for Nursing College Students

One Scholarships for undergraduate studies in Pharmacy

In response to the invitation of applications, every year averagely 300 to 400 applications are received from the students of the following educational institutions:

Sindh University, Jamshoro

Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro

Liaquat University of Medical and Health Science, Jamshoro

Dow Medical College, Karachi

NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi

Ghulam Muhammad Khan Mahar Medical College, Sukkur

Peoples Medical College for Girls, Nawabshah

National Textile University, Faisalabad

Chandka Medical College, Larkana

Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering Science & Technology, Nawabshah

Sindh Agriculture University, Tando Jam

Sachal College of Nursing, Khairpur

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