Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act

The US Congress passed the Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act to expand scholarships available for Pakistani women to receive higher education under merit and need-based programme. The bill requires the US Agency for International Development to award a minimum of 50 per cent of scholarships under a Pakistan-based higher education scholarship programme to Pakistani women from 2020 to 2022 as per the existing eligibility criteria in a range of academic disciplines.