FAME Fund - History and Background

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

For the academic year 2009-2010, SANA awarded 80 scholarships in the following categories:
Fifty-six (56) scholarships for Undergraduate Studies in Sciences. Each $250.00
Six (6) scholarships for Post-graduate Studies in Social Sciences and Humanities. Each $500.00
Six (6) scholarships for Undergraduate Studies with major in Sindhi Language, Sindhi Literature, Sindh History, etc. Each $250.00
Four (4) scholarships for Post-graduate Studies in Sindhi Language, Sindhi Literature, Sindh History, etc. $500.00 each.
Eight (8) scholarships of $250.00 each for students of Nursing Colleges.

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