The Influence of Financial Assistance on Student’s Academic Achievement: A Case-Based Research Study


Purpose: The motive of this inductive research study was to explore the influence of financial assistance in the form of scholarship and to identify the factors that affect the academic achievement of university students. This study also aims to compare the academic achievement of scholarship and non-scholarship students.
Methodology: 26 Semi-structured interviews and purposive sampling techniques were used to collect data from the University's scholarship and non-scholarship undergraduate students. Findings: Analysis of the data elicited that both scholarship and non-scholarship students work hard to improve their academic achievement. Students consider the scholarship as motivation and achievement. However, factors such as; financial, psychological, emotional stress, anxiety, and language barriers affect the academic achievement of scholarship students. Finance was a significant problem for scholarship-seeking students. It was also explored that scholarship-holding students need to be more participative in other academic activities, such as sports events, social societies, music, art, and drama society, compared to non-scholarship-holding students.
Research Implication: The university should design flexible criteria for availing scholarships. Future research should be done on overcoming factors that cause low academic achievement among university students. Universities should plan strategies to overcome students' financial and emotional stress and anxiety. More attention should be paid to students who belong to remote areas to overcome the language barrier and improve academic achievement. Another foresight was that the proposed model should be tested empirically.

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Fatima Shaikh, Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan
Khalil Ahmed Channa, Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan
Gul Afshan, Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan
Murk Memon, Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan

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Conference: ACEID2023
Stream: Learning Experiences

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Shaikh F., Channa K., Afshan G., & Memon M. (2023) The Influence of Financial Assistance on Student’s Academic Achievement: A Case-Based Research Study ISSN: 2189-101X – The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2023 Official Conference Proceedings
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