Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has always focused on attracting the best talent and providing them an opportunity to realise their dreams, irrespective of any financial barriers. Thirty batches of students who have graduated to date are a testimony to this commitment of LUMS to merit alone. A lot of what the University has achieved to date would not have been possible without the generous support of its alumni, that has led to the fulfilment of the dreams of several talented students.

In the fiscal year 2016-17, alumni from across the globe joined hands to help LUMS in its goal to make need blind admissions possible for brilliant students, donating a total of Rs. 27.6 Million. Most notable amongst this effort was the fundraising drive by the MBA Class of 96' Endowment Fund, led by Mr. Majid Munir which raised more than Rs. 10 Million for the fund during the year (in fact in hardly two weeks!).

Other funds that started in 2016/17 include the EMBA 2014 Fund led by EMBA 2014 alum Ms. Mubasharah Raza, Salman Hashir Scholarship Fund (BSc 2007 Fund) led by Mr. Waseem Ahmad Malik, Waheeb Alam BSc 2010 Endowment Fund led by Mr. Aneeq Cheema, Mussadiq Javed MBA 2005 Loan Fund led by Ms. Kiran Ali Khan and MBA 1997 Loan Fund led by Ms. Fatima Asad Said.

LUMS commits to providing need-blind admissions to all bright students, especially the support to the NOP programme which is going to welcome its largest ever class of more than 150 student in the next academic year. This represents a 50% increase over the previous year. The continued support of alumni, especially through the establishment of class funds, will ensure that the best and the brightest continue to flock to LUMS, irrespective of their ability to pay.