LUMS Alumnus Sets Up Scholarship Fund for National Outreach Programme
In the spirit of giving back and honouring his LUMS experience, alumnus, Imran Khan (MBA 1995), his wife, Saleha Minto, and their family have made a contribution of PKR 18 million to set-up the ‘Tasnim & Abid Hassan Minto Scholarship Fund’. The fund has been created in honour of Ms. Minto’s parents and will sponsor talented scholars from across Pakistan who are part of the National Outreach Programme (NOP) at LUMS.
The NOP has an annual outreach covering 12,880 potential student applicants across 136 cities, towns and villages such as Bahawalnagar, Hunza, Swat and Taxila among others. The programme provides financial assistance ranging from 20 to 140 per cent to selected NOP scholars. The NOP is a reflection of the LUMS commitment to diversity, inclusion and access. Recently, the scholarship programme has been 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.
Based in California, Mr. Khan is a tech entrepreneur and an analytical marketer with a passion for building and scaling up technology-driven consumer businesses. After completing his MBA from LUMS, he went on to earn another, this time from Cornell in 2000. He currently serves as an Advisor at CRED, a member-only credit card bill payment platform and a brand new fintech unicorn.
Mr. Khan believes that economic disparity forces a great number of smart, capable, and talented students in Pakistan to compromise or entirely give up on their goals in life. “The National Outreach Programme is a brilliant vehicle to help bridge this disparity and support LUMS in its mission of offering an outstanding educational experience to talented scholars — regardless of financial and social constraints.”
The generous contribution of Mr. Khan and his family will support LUMS in its aim of transforming communities by making quality education attainable for talented students.