CHT dev board gives scholarships to underprivileged students

A total of 8,924 students from three hill districts applied for the scholarship

The Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Board (CHTDB) has awarded scholarships to 753 students of Rangamati.

CHTDB Chairman Nikhil Kumar Chakma distributed the scholarships to the meritorious and poor students of various colleges and universities of Rangamati on Wednesday morning.

He said the board had taken the initiative so that none in the hill tracts area was left behind in education.

According to the CHTDB, a total of 8,924 students from three hill districts applied for the scholarship. After online assessment of the candidates 2,223 were selected. 

Amongst them, 753 received scholarships from Rangamati and the rest were from the two other districts. A one-time scholarship of Tk7,000 was given to each college-level student and Tk10,000 to university-level students.