Post Matric Scholarship for Minorities: The economic and social status of a family can greatly influence the opportunities available to a student. Unfortunately, deserving and talented students from economically weaker backgrounds often miss out on valuable opportunities. This creates an unfair situation and results in wasted potential.
The Govt. of India has introduced the post-matric scholarship for minorities. This scholarship provides financial assistance to highly capable but financially disadvantaged students.
The government’s goal is to increase minority students number who pursue higher education.
Conditions and Eligibility Criteria For Scholarship
- Applicants must belong to a minority community given by the Government of India which includes Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Zoroastrians (Parsis), and Jains.
- Candidates must be enrolled in class 11 or above to qualify for this scholarship. This includes students pursuing studies in classes 11, 12, graduate, postgraduate, technical or vocational courses, as well as M.Phil or PhD programs.
- Students applying for the scholarship should get at least 50% marks or equivalent grades in their final examination.
- The annual income of the candidate’s parents or guardian should not exceed Rs. 2 lahks. This income includes total earnings from all sources.
|Scholarship Name||Last Date to Apply||Institute Verification Last Date|
|Post Matric Scholarship Date||October-Nov.||Update Soon|
Fees Provided by the Govt for Post Matric Scholarship
|Admission and Tuition fees||Hostellers/Day Scholars|
|Class 11th & 12th||Rs. 7,000/- per annum|
|Technical and vocational courses||Rs. 10,000/- per annum|
|UG & PG level||Rs. 3,000/- per annum subject|
|Maintenance Allowance||Hostellers||Day Scholars|
|Class 11th & 12th including Technical and vocational courses||Rs. 380/- per month||Rs. 230/- per month|
|Tech. & Prof. courses||Rs. 570/- per month||Rs. 300/- per month|
|M.Phil & PhD||Rs. 1,200/- per month||Rs. 550/- per month|
Documents Needed For Post Matric Scholarship for Minorities Scheme
- A domicile certificate issued by the respective state.
- A self-declaration of the minority community certificate by the student.
- A self-attested copy of the previous academic mark sheet.
- A copy of the Aadhar Enrollment/Aadhar Card.
- An income certificate issued by the designated state/UT authority.
- Proof of a bank account in the name of the student or a joint account with the mother/father.
How to Apply For the Post Matric Scholarship for Minorities Scheme
- Go to the scholarships.gov.in website and click on the “New Registration” button.
- The guidelines for registration will appear. Scroll down and carefully read the undertaking.
- Accept the terms and click on “Continue“.
- A registration form will appear, and the fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.
- Fill in the required details and click on “Register“.
- Your Application ID and password will be displayed on the screen and sent to your registered mobile number via SMS.
- Visit the https://scholarships.gov.in/fresh/newstdRegfrmInstruction link.
- Click on the “Login to Apply” button and enter your Application ID and password.
- Type the Captcha and click on “Login“.
- On the next screen, enter the OTP no received on your registered mobile number, and you will be directed to the Password Reset screen.
- Create a new password and confirm it.
- Click on “Submit“, and you will be directed to the “Applicant’s Dashboard“.
- On the left pane, click on “Application Form“.
- The fields marked with an (*) are mandatory.
- Fill in all the needed details and upload the necessary documents.
- You can save the application as a draft to complete it later or click on “Final Submit” to submit the application.
Terms and Conditions for Post Matric Scholarship for Minorities
- 30% of the scholarships will be reserved for girl students, and if eligible girl students are not available, then these earmarked scholarships can be awarded to eligible boy students.
- The scholarship covers classes 11 and 12, as well as technical and vocational courses like ITIs and Polytechnics.
- Applicants need to provide an income certificate of their parent/guardian issued by a competent authority in the State/UT.
- A student can only avail of the benefits of a single scheme offered by the central government.
- The scholarship can be renewed for the next academic year after producing a certificate of scoring at least 50% marks.
- The no of scholarships for minorities available in a year is limited. In the case of a selection conflict, priority will be given to students from impoverished backgrounds over marks.
- Students who have attained the age of 18 years need to provide a self-certified community certificate.
- Only two students from a single family can avail of the scholarship benefits.
- Renewal applicants are not allowed to migrate from one school/institute to another during the period of an academic course.
- Violation of school discipline may lead to suspension or cancellation of the scholarship. Making false statements about receiving the scholarship may also lead to scholarship cancellation.
- The scholarship awards and allowances will be credited directly to the student’s account under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode.
- The scheme is a Central Sector Scheme, and the MOMA provides 100% funding for the scheme.
- The Ministry will evaluate the scheme at regular intervals.
- The Government of India can change the regulations at any time at its own discretion.
HelpDesk for Post Matric Scholarship
|Phone NO.||0120 – 6619540|
Monday to Friday
9.00 AM to 5.30 PM.