Bank Asia provides higher scholarship to rural poor meritorious students, who are studying in important subjects in public universities. So far (since 2005) 215 students have been awarded the scholarship. Of them, 94 scholarships have been provided this year. Total expenditure of scholarship this year is Tk 53.08 lac for this purpose while Tk.1.57 crore till date. Next year we have a plan to provide 100 more scholarships, which will raise beneficiary numbers to 334, and budget will be Tk 10.64 million/Tk 1.64 crore. The scholarships are given on the basis of SSC and HSC results.