Higher Education Commission has awarded twenty-two need-based scholarships to the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad for the MBA session 2011. The scholarships have been awarded under a recent agreement signed between HEC and USAID. The scholarship programme for session 2011 is focused toward students hailing from rural areas especially the female students. HEC, in partnership with the US Government, initiated a Merit and Needs Based Scholarship programme, which aims to provide assistance to talented but needy students who are unable to continue their higher education because of financial disadvantages. These scholarships are available since 2004 in the field of Business Administration and Agriculture at 11 participating universities/institutions including QAU. To review the progress of already enrolled students under the programme, a delegation of USAID and HEC visited QAU. The delegation included Ms. Asima Rahman Education Management, Education Specialist USAID and Ms. Khola Arooj, USAID along with HEC officials. The monitoring team also noted the issues being faced by the scholarship beneficiaries and assured the early solution of their issues.