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Scholarships offered by Central Government for School Education (Pre-matric, Secondary and Higher Secondary)

Pre-matric scholarships (typically for studies between Std I and Std X)

 
Scholarship Name
Scope of Study
Eligibility
Benefits
Outlay
More Info
Income (p.a.)
Social
Academic
Allocation
Uptake
1.
Pre-matric Scholarship for Minorities
Std VI-X
Rs. 1 Lakh
Minority
50%
Day Scholars (p.a.) Rs. 5,700; Boarders (p.a.) Rs 10,700
6,00,000
5,12,657
2.
Pre-matric Scholarship for Other Backward Castes
Std I - X
Rs. 44,500
OBC
-

Day Scholars (p.a.) I-V: Rs 250; VI-VIII: Rs 400; IX-X: Rs 500; Boarders (p.a.) III-VIII: Rs 2,000; IX-X: Rs 2,500

Rs 3,217 lakhs
3.
Pre-matric Scholarship for children of those in Unclean Occupations
Std III-X
-
Unclean occupations
-
Day Scholars (p.a.) II-V: Rs 400; VI-VIII: Rs 600; IX-X: Rs 750; Boarders (p.a.) III-VIII: Rs 3000; IX-X: Rs 3,750;
6,22,346

 

Secondary Education Scholarships (typically for studies between Std IX and Std XII)

 
Scholarship Name
Scope of Study
Eligibility
Benefits
Outlay
More Info
Income (p.a.)
Social
Academic
Allocation
Uptake
1.
National Means cum Merit Scholarship
Std IX-XII
Rs. 1.5 Lakh
-
NTSE
Rs. 6,000 p.a.
1,00,000
33,000
2.
National Talent Search
Std IX - PG study
-
-
NTSE

Rs 6,000 p.a.

1,000

 

Higher Secondary Scholarships (typically for studies Std XI-XII)

Scholarship Name
Scope of Study
Eligibility
Benefits
Outlay
More Info
Income (p.a.)
Social
Academic
Allocation
Uptake
1.
Post-matric Scholarship for Minorities
Std XI-XII
Rs. 2 Lakh
Minority
50%
Day Scholars (p.a.) Rs. 8,400; Boarders (p.a.) Rs 9,350
1,75,000 (total scheme)
1,38,194
2.
Post-matric Scholarship for Other Backward Castes
Std XI - XII
Rs. 44,500
OBC
-

All scholars are paid enrolment, tution and other compulsory fees & Day Scholars (p.a.) XI-XII: Rs 900; Boarders (p.a.) XI-XII: Rs 1,500

Rs 17,969 lakhs
3.
Post-matric Scholarship for Scheduled Castes
Std XI-XII
Rs 1 lakh
SC
-
All scholars are paid enrolment, tution and other compulsory fees & Day Scholars (p.a.) Rs 1,400; Boarders (p.a.) Rs 2,350
34,57,900
4.
Post-matric Scholarship for Scheduled Tribes
Std XI-XII
Rs 1 lakh
ST
-
All scholars are paid enrolment, tution and other compulsory fees & Day Scholars (p.a.) Rs 1,400; Boarders (p.a.) Rs 2,350
10,52,078

 

Pre-matric Scholarships for Minorities

This scholarship is awarded to students who have secured not less than 50% marks in the previous final examination (criteria is waived for Std 1 applicants) and annual income of their parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs. 1 lakh. The minority communities eligible for this scholarship are Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists and Zoroastrians (Parsis). 30% of the total allocation is reserved for girls and continuance of the scholarship is contingent on students gaining more than 50% marks in the previous year’s examination. The scholarship is provided till the student completes Std X in any government or recognized private school. The tuition fees will be credited to the student’s institution and the maintenance fee to the student’s bank account. For more information on scholarship details and application, visit the Ministry of Minority Affairs website: http://minorityaffairs.gov.in/newsite/schemes/prematric/prematric.htm

Pre-matric Scholarships for Other Backward Castes

This scholarship is awarded to students whose annual income of their parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs. 44,500. Scholarship is tenable only for study in institutions recognized by the State or Union Territory Government is provided till the student completes Std X. There is provision within this scheme for an ad hoc grant of Rs 500 to all eligible scholars. For more information on scholarship details and application, visit the Ministry of Social Justice website: http://socialjustice.nic.in/scholarships.html

Pre-matric Scholarships for Children of those Engaged in Unclean Occupations

This scholarship is awarded to children of scavengers of dry latrines, tanners, flayers and sweepers. Scholarship is tenable only for study in institutions recognized by the State or Union Territory Government is provided till the student completes Std X. There is provision within this scheme for an ad hoc grant of Rs 550 (dayscholars) and Rs 600 (hostelers) to all eligible scholars. For more information on scholarship details and application, visit the Ministry of Social Justice website: http://socialjustice.nic.in/prematscd.htm

National Means cum Merit Scholarships

This scholarship is awarded to students who have qualified through the National Talent Search exam and annual income of their parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs. 1.5 lakhs. Scholarship is tenable only for study in government, government-aided or local body schools and is provided from Std IX to Std XII. Continuance of the scholarship is contingent on students gaining more than 55% marks in the previous year. For more information on scholarship details and application, visit the Ministry of Human Resource Development website: http://education.nic.in/Sche.asp

National Talent Search Scheme

This scholarship is awarded to students who have qualified through the National Talent Search Examinations, conducted in two stages). All students completing Std VIII from recognized schools are eligible to apply. The Scholarship is provided from Std IX up to graduation or PhD studies. 15% scholarships will be reserved for students belonging to the SC category, 7.5% scholarships for students belonging to the ST category and 3% for Physically Challenged Group. Continuance of the scholarship is contingent on students gaining more than 55% marks in the previous year. For more information on scholarship details and application, visit the NCERT website: http://www.ncert.nic.in/html/talent.htm

Post-matric Scholarships for Minorities

This scholarship is awarded to students who have secured not less than 50% marks in the previous final examination and annual income of their parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs. 2 lakhs. The minority communities eligible for this scholarship are Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists and Zoroastrians (Parsis). 30% of the total allocation is reserved for girls and continuance of the scholarship is contingent on students gaining more than 50% marks in the previous year’s examination. The scholarship is provided from Std XI through to PhD (including technical/ vocational training courses) in any government or recognized private school. The tuition fees will be credited to the student’s institution and the maintenance fee to the student’s bank account. For more information on scholarship details and application, visit the Ministry of Minority Affairs website: http://minorityaffairs.gov.in/newsite/schemes/postmatric/postmatric.htm

Post-matric Scholarships for Other Backward Castes

This scholarship is awarded to students whose annual income of their parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs. 44,500. The scholarship covers all non-refundable tuition and compulsory fees payable to the institution as well as a maintenance allowance. Scholarship is tenable only for studies from Std XI through to Postgraduate courses in institutions recognized by the State or Union Territory Government. For more information on scholarship details and application, visit the Ministry of Social Justice website: http://socialjustice.nic.in/scholarships.html

Post-matric Scholarships for Scheduled Castes

This scholarship is awarded to students whose annual income of their parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs 1 lakh. The scholarship covers all non-refundable tuition and compulsory fees payable to the institution as well as a maintenance allowance. Scholarship is tenable for study of any government recognized course from Std XI to PhD (including technical/ vocational training courses). For more information on scholarship details and application, visit the Ministry of Social Justice website: http://socialjustice.nic.in/pmsscd.htm

Post-matric Scholarships for Scheduled Tribes

This scholarship is awarded to students whose annual income of their parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs 1 lakh. The scholarship covers all non-refundable tuition and compulsory fees payable to the institution as well as a maintenance allowance. Scholarship is tenable for study of any government recognized course from Std XI to PhD (including technical/ vocational training courses). For more information on scholarship details and application, visit the Ministry of Tribal Affairs website:
http://tribal.nic.in/schemes/pdf/1a.pdf

 

 

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