The Zarina Shamim Scholarships Program (ZSSP) has been established to pay an on-going tribute to Mrs. Zarina Shamim for her fifty years of dedicated service to girls' education. She continued working for the success and sustainability of Ala-ud-Din Academy (ALDA) till her last days. She was fully committed to serving the community of Baghbanpura, Lahore, Pakistan and strongly believed in women education.

Vision of the Scholarships Program

Women Empowerment through Education!
Vision of Zarina Shamim Scholarships Program is to support girls to attain quality education and enable them to become enlightened and empowered women.

Mission of the Scholarships Program

The mission of Zarina Shamim Scholarships Program is to promote women empowerment by enhancing the educational opportunities for deserving girls.

Objectives of the Scholarships Program

The objectives of Zarina Shamim Scholarships Program are in line with the vision of Ala-ud-Din Academy, to provide opportunities to deserving girls for higher education. The scholarship program enables outgoing girls to:

  • Pursue higher education in their chosen field of interest(s).
  • Practice and use their knowledge for meaningful purposes.
  • Be able to support and become productive members of their family, community, and nation.
  • Provide opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Become well-rounded individuals with intellectual, economic, physical and emotional empowerment.
  • Underlying Message

    The underlying message of this scholarship program is to instill a collective spirit –to come together and help each other. It is expected from the recipients of this scholarship program to continue this circle of support, if and when they are capable to do so, by helping one or more girls in completing their higher education.