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US Congress Passes “Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act” For Pakistani Women

 

The US Congress has passed the “Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act” which will expand the number of scholarships available to Pakistani women to receive higher education under merit and needs-based programs.

Passed by the House of Representatives in March 2020, the bill was passed by the United States Senate by a voice vote on January 1. The bill now heads to the White House for US President Donald Trump to sign into law. Since 2010, the USAID has awarded more than 6,000 scholarships for young women to receive higher education in Pakistan. The bill expands this program.