Standard Chartered Bank, Bangladesh has extended support to the top students of Dhaka University providing ‘Governor Scholarship’ as a part of it’s social commitment towards potential youth to lead positive change.
A total of 68 top students from Department of Development Studies and Department of Economics of the University of Dhaka have gotten the scholarship this year.
55 students from Department of Economics and 13 Students from Department of Development Studies were awarded the “Governor Scholarship” on Monday in an award giving ceremony held at Professor Muzaffar Ahmed Chowdhury Auditorium, Social Sciences Faculty Bhaban of Dhaka University.
Professor Dr. M. Abu Eusuf, Chairman, Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka, Professor Dr. Nazma Begum, Chairman, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka, Professor Farid Uddin Ahmed, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Dhaka, Professor Dr. Barkat-e-Khuda, Professor, Department of Economics, Abrar A. Anwar, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank, Bangladesh and Bitopi Das Chowdhury, Country Head of Corporate Affairs, Standard Chartered Bank, Bangladesh attended the ceremony.
Abrar A. Anwar, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank, Bangladesh commented, “Standard Chartered has always firmly believed in the potential of the youth to lead positive change, to take our nation to ever greater heights. Our support of the Governor Scholarship is part of our commitment to help recipients realize this potential.”
Professor Farid Uddin Ahmed added, “The Governor Scholarship is committed to helping meritorious students who require financial assistance shape their own future. I congratulate this year’s recipients and have every confidence that they will be in a position to help others the same way.”
Standard Chartered Bank signed agreements with Dhaka University Department of Development Studies (DDS) and Dhaka University Economics Department Alumni Association (DUEDAA) in 2009 to provide financial assistance to meritorious students.
This scholarship was named ‘Governor Scholarship’ to recognize the contribution of the Central Bank Governor in the economic development of the country.