The University of Dhaka provides limited number of scholarships to the meritorious students. Generally these scholarships are quite insufficient to cover all educational expenses. The Department of Finance, in collaboration with banks and other organizations, arranges part-time jobs and financial assistance for students not having adequate financial support. “Omar-Sultan Foundation” has been providing financial assistance to the poor meritorious students for the last several years. Recently, our Alumni, Mr. Mozaffer Siddique has established a trust fund entitled "Syeda Anwara Memorial Trust Fund" to provide scholarship to poor and meritorious students. Dutch Bangla Bank provides scholarships to poor and meritorious students. Also, few other banks are considering the proposal to provide scholarships to poor and meritorious students. In addition, the Department created Trust Fund for Disadvantaged Students to provide scholarships to the financially constrained meritorious students. Under this financial assistance program, 30 students have already been awarded financial scholarship. The operation of this fund is going in full swing. The department has already received commitments from different organization to donate funds in the trust fund. Intending students should apply when applications are invited. Moreover, the Department has introduced Administrative Assistantships for the needy students. The assistantship is offered by the Placement Office, BBA Program office and MBA Program Office. Students in need of financial support should contact the Directors of concerned offices. ‘Adopt a Student Program’ is the most recent endeavor of the Department of Finance supported by Finance Alumni Association (FAA) for providing assistances to the financially constrained meritorious students. A few non-alumni personnel also extended their support in this program. Under this adoption program, one student will be adopted by a particular sponsor who will be acting as a guardian of that student. The sponsor not only will help the student financially but will also provide support in other social and psychological matters affecting his/her academic life. 56 students already received their first portion of financial assistance in the inaugural ceremony of the adoption program which will continue on the basis of their future academic performance and merit.