If all things were equal in Pakistan, I would argue that scholarships should go only to the most qualified. In Pakistan however, I do not believe that all things are equal, and women need assistance to gain social acceptance and assure that they have a voice in Pakistani society, as is the case in many societies around the world - including in many ways, our own. Of course, many men may not support this ‘competition’ because they are threatened by having a more equitable society- kind of like our white supremacists are threatened by immigrants of color. So what! Elevating and educating all people makes the world a better, fairer place.