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Bestway Foundation’s £491,629 scholarship fund for Master’s students from Pakistan

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The Bestway Foundation has renewed a longstanding relationship with the University of Bradford by gifting almost half a million pounds to support Master’s scholarships for Pakistani students until 2028.

The donation of £491,629 will fund five students per year from 2023 to 2028, with the University making up the remaining 50 per cent in tuition fees.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Shirley Congdon said: “We have enjoyed a successful partnership with the Bestway Foundation since 2012 and we are incredibly grateful for their ongoing and generous support. As both organisations share the goals of improving social mobility and promoting opportunity, I am particularly pleased we will now continue our relationship until 2028.”

Lord Mr Zameer Choudrey CBE, SI PK Group Chief Executive & Trustee of the Bestway Foundation, added: “I passionately believe that our partnership with the University of Bradford has played a unique role in providing excellent educational experiences to students from Pakistan. The trustees of Bestway Foundation are delighted to renew their partnership with the University to ensure students fulfil their true potential by studying at Bradford.”

Summary of Bestway Foundation Scholarships for Students from Pakistan:

• The Bestway Foundation supports scholarships for students from Pakistan to study master’s degrees in the Faculty of Engineering & Informatics and Faculty of Life Sciences

• The new money will mean 25 more students will be supported over the next five years

• Bestway Foundation is one of the University’s most generous donors – total gifts will be more than £1m by 2028 - this included a £250,000 donation in 2012, and just over £400,000 in 2017 when the partnership was renewed.

The Bestway Foundation Scholarships for Students from Pakistan have been designed to support students who would otherwise not be able to access education due to economic disadvantage, societal pressures (for example, female students), or limited opportunities for further study.

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