The outgoing US President Donald Trump signed the Malala Yousfzai Scholarship Act into a law which will give at least 50% scholarships to Pakistani women for higher education.

A statement released by the White House said, “On Jan 13, the President signed into law the Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act, which directs the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to award at least 50 per cent of Merit and Needs-Based Scholarship Programme scholarships to Pakistani women.”

In March 2020, this bill was first passed by the House of Representatives. Two weeks back, the US Senate passed the bill by a voice vote.

Wide range of academic programs will fall under this scholarships where students can apply after meeting the eligibility criteria.


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