The Viqarun Nisa & Feroz Khan Noon Trust for Education Sets Up Endowment Fund for Graduate Students
A recent addition to the list of benefactors of LUMS is the Viqarun Nisa & Feroz Khan Noon Trust for Education. The Trust has gifted the University PKR 11 million to set up the ‘Lady Viqarun Nisa Noon Endowment Fund’, which will sponsor the studies of one Graduate student in perpetuity.
The Viqarun Nisa & Feroz Khan Noon Trust for Education was founded in 1992 by Lady Viqarun Nisa Noon, widow of the late Sir Feroz Khan Noon, with the objective of providing financial support to meritorious scholars from Pakistan for their post-graduate studies.
The Trust is managed by Chairperson, Syeda Abida Hussain, a seasoned politician belonging to one of the most prominent political families of Pakistan. A former National Assembly member from Jhang, Punjab, she also served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States and as a Federal Minister for Education, Science and Technology; Food and Agriculture; Population Welfare and Environment and Urban Affairs.
Ms. Hussain shared that contributing towards the advancement of higher education is one of the primary missions of the Trust. Sharing why she wanted to support the education of a student at LUMS, Ms. Hussain said, “We have full trust that the scholarships will be given to the best students, who will in return give back to the country.”