LUMS BSc Class of 1998 Complete Endowment to Support One NOP Scholar
The LUMS BSc Class of 1998 has completed its generous endowment of PKR 18 million. Initiated in 2008-9, the BSc Class of 1998 Endowment Fund was set up to support one National Outreach Programme (NOP) Scholar in perpetuity.
The NOP – recently shortlisted as the regional finalist for the CASE Platinum Awards in the Asia Pacific region for the ‘Best Practices in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’ category - has funded over 700 scholars since inception and provides full-tuition waivers and additional living stipends and allowances. The NOP focuses on the University’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and access, and annually, reaches out to over 12,000 potential applicants across Pakistan.
Ms. Erum Khuhro, Fund Representative, along with a few batch mates spearheaded the endowment. She said, "BSc 98 decided to set up an endowment fund because we wanted to leave a legacy of giving back and help other deserving scholars achieve their dreams as LUMS had allowed us to achieve ours. It took a few years but we not only managed to close the fund but we also managed to continue connecting with and supporting each other."
The BSc Class of 1998 Endowment will play a vital role in breaking generational cycles of poverty for many NOP Scholars and their families.