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A Merit/Income Based Financial Assistance for Sindhi Students SANA simply helps them to achieve their dream

In 1998, Sindhi Association of North America (SANA) established an educational fund to pay tribute to late Dr. Feroz Ahmed, a prominent Sindhi social scientist and educationist. Through Dr. Feroz Ahmed Memorial Educational Fund (FAME Fund), SANA provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships to exceptional Sindhi students in their pursuit of undergraduate and post graduate studies at any university in Pakistan.

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

The scholarships are awarded in the following categories:
  • Undergraduate Studies in Sciences - $250.00 each.
  • Post-graduate Studies in Social Sciences and Humanities - $500.00 each.
  • Undergraduate Studies with major in Sindhi Language, Sindhi
  • Literature, Sindh History, etc. - $250.00 each.
  • Post-graduate Studies in Sindhi Language, Sindhi Literature, Sindh History, etc. - $500.00 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.

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
Nusrat Lashari

Donations to be forwarded to SANA Treasurer at the following address:
Mr. Irshad Qazi
SANA Treasurer
12881 Knott Street Suite 219
Garden Grove CA 92841-3925

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.

SANA Dr. Feroz Ahmed Memorial Educational (FAME) Scholarships Program
A Merit/Income Based Financial Assistance for Sindhi Students
SANA simply helps them to achieve their dream


For the award of SANA FAME Scholarships for the academic Year 2012-2013, Sindhi Association of North America (SANA) will award 54 scholarships to the deserving Sindhi undergraduate students who are obtaining education in universities or colleges in Pakistan.

 

The need+merit based scholarships will be awarded through following 6 programs:

  1. Dr. Nabi Bux Baloach Scholarships for PhD students – 2 scholarships each $1000

 

  1. Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Sukkur – 4 Scholarships each $500
  2. Mehran Engineering University - 16 Scholarships each $250
  3. Students of Medical Universities and Colleges – 16 Scholarships each $250
  4. Students of Undergraduate Studies in Social Sciences and Humanities - 10 Scholarships $250.00 each.
  5. Students of Nursing Colleges and Pharmaceutical Colleges – 6 Scholarships $250.00 each

 

The Programs Details

  1. For the first program, that is Dr. Nabi Bux Baloach Scholarships for PhD students, SANA maintains separate budget for this program. Through efforts of Saeen Jami Chandio, a Selection Board, comprising of Professors from Sindh and Karachi Universities, is formed. Saeen Jami Chandio, is currently coordinating with SANA EC and FAME Scholarships Committee in finalizing this Scholarships program.
  2. SANA FAME Scholarships Program with IBA Sukkur initiated last year and formally started beginning of this year with the award of 4 scholarships. As per the program, from 2015, one student will graduate from IBA Sukkur with full 4-year SANA FAME Scholarship.
  3. SANA FAME Scholarship Program for Mehran University of Engineering and Technology was also initiated last year and formally started this year. As per this program, from 2015, four (4) students will graduate with full 4-year SANA FAME Scholarship.

 

For the programs
4, 5, and 6, applications will be invited for selecting and awarding scholarships. Separately covering each program, in this month of September, the Scholarship Committee will make announcement on Sanalist and in Sindh through Mehran TV and Sindhi newspaper. The announcement will cover complete details for inviting applications.


As usual, we will keep you informed.


The committee for SANA FAME Scholarships Program is committed to conduct this process in completely unbiased and the best possible way.

 

Friends, In the shape of awarding SANA FAME Scholarships, the SANA Community in North America sincerely tries to make positive difference in the life of our Sindhi students who, in a very difficult situation including financial hardships, are struggling to obtain education.  Our contribution to ease their financial hardships may be considered small, but, it is our appreciation of their hard work that makes a big difference.  


With best regards,


SANA FAME Scholarships Program Committee
Darakhshan Memon
Ghulam Mohiuddin Memon
Dr. Valeed Shaikh
Zafar Agha


Scholarships Award Procedure and Selection Criteria

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:fame_fund@sbcglobal.net

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

        
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

  1. Students of Undergraduate Studies
  2. 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
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 Studies Microsoft RTF Format PDF Format

Form Category B:Graduate Studies

Microsoft RTF Format PDF 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
The Scholarships
The scholarships are awarded in two categories
  1. Students of Undergraduate Studies
  2. 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.
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.
Dr. Feroz Ahmed – Brief Introduction
Dr. Feroz Ahmed was a professor in the School of Social Work at Howard University Washington D.C. He received his doctorate in demography from the John Hopkins University School of Public Health and did his post doctoral research at Harvard University's Center for population studies. Dr. Ahmed taught at several universities in the United States, Canada and Pakistan, and lectured worldwide during the last twenty years.

Dr. Ahmed is the author of twenty books and monographs. He has published over thirty scientific papers in peer review journals and nearly three hundred articles in daily papers and popular magazines. He was the founding editor of the critical magazine Pakistan Forum which was published in early 1970's, in Urdu, from Karachi, Pakistan. In addition, he was a regular contributor to Africans (Paris) and Viewpoint (Lahore). The broad range of subjects on which Dr. Ahmed has written include sociology, political economy, politics, demography and epidemiology. Dr. Feroz Ahmed Died in April 1997.

Friends, in the shape of awarding FAME Scholarships, the SANA Community in North America sincerely tries to make positive difference in the life of our Sindhi students who, in a very difficult situation including financial hardships, are struggling to obtain higher education. Our contribution to ease their financial hardships may be considered small, but, it is our appreciation of their hard work that makes a big difference.

Please come forward, and make a positive difference in some talented Sindhi Student's life.

Please forward your donations, any amount that you can afford, to SANA's Treasurer at the address given below.

Maqbool Halepota
SANA Treasurer
6441 E, McDonald Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
 
FAME Scholarships Program
Recent Announcements Previous AnnouncementsScholarships Award Procedure and Selection Criteria
Form Category A: Under Graduate Studies
Form Category B: Graduate Studies
 
 
 
 
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