About Merit Nurture Initiative (scholarship)
It is true that ensuring qualitative education and its expansion is one of the preconditions of poverty alleviation of a country. Although it is misfortune but true that despite having merit, due to lack of awareness and financial constraint the proportion of educated population at the grassroots level is low that poses a threat towards smooth development of the country. Realizing this fact, MSS has been running Merit Nurture Initiative program since 2005. The objective of this social welfare program is to help keep continue the education as well as inspire for higher education of the meritorious children of MSS’s Women’s Credit Program. MSS has been running the Merit Nurture Initiative program with its own fund.
MSS awards scholarships to meritorious children
From its commitment to serve the disadvantaged segment of the society and as part of its social welfare initiative, MSS awarded scholarships to meritorious children of its Women’s Credit Program’s members in 2016. The scholarships were awarded at a function held on 05 August, 2016 at a conference hall of The Daily Star in Dhaka.
Dr. Quazi Kholiquzzaman, chairperson of the board of directors of PKSF graced the occasion as the chief guest while Mr. Feroz M Hassan founder president of MSS, Mr.Sohrab Hassan, joint editor of The Daily ProthomAlo and Mr.M A Awal, executive director of Credit and Development Forum were present as the special guests. The function was presided over by Mr.A N Md. Emam Hasanath, executive director of MSS.
In 2016, a total of 286 meritorious students received Tk.2,380,600 as scholarships of whom 172 were females and 114 were males who were from the district of Dhaka, Narsingdi, Rajshahi, Pabna, Bogra, Naogaon, Rangpur, Nilphamari, Thakurgaon and Panchagarh. We feel proud to be a part of the efforts of these poor but meritorious students in continuing their studies providing scholarships. Mentionable that the scholarships recipients are studying in schools, colleges, universities, textile universities, engineering universities and medical college as well.