Pre-Matric Scholarship For Minority students

Name of the Scholarship
  • Pre Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities

Sponsored body of the scholarship
The Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities was announced in June 2006. It provides that a Pre-Matric scholarship scheme for meritorious students from minority communities would be implemented.
About the scholarship
The scholarship at the pre-matric level will encourage parents from minority communities to send their school-going children to school, lighten they're the financial burden on school education and sustain their efforts to support their children to complete school education. The scheme will form the foundation for their educational attainment and provide a level playing field in the competitive employment arena. Empowerment through education, which is one of the objectives of this scheme has the potential to lead to upliftment of the socio-economic conditions of the minority communities.
 Eligibility for the scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded to the students who have secured not less than 50% marks in the previous final examination and annual income of their parents/guardian from all sources do not exceed Rs. 1.00 lakh.
 Benefits of the scholarship
The scholarship will be awarded for studies in India in a government or private school from class I to class X, including such residential Government institutes and eligible private institutes selected and notified in a transparent manner by the State Government and Union Territory Administration concerned.
 Term and condition
  1. Scholarship will be available to the students of minority community studying in Classes I to X.
  2. An Income Certificate, issued from a Competent Authority in the State/UT Governments are required in respect of the parent/guardian of the student.
  3. A Self-Certified Community Certificate is required from the student who has attained 18 years of age. For others, the Community Certificate certified by Item Rate of Scholarship Rate of Scholarship Admission + Tuition Fee Admission Fee for Class VI to X: Rs. 500/- per annum subject to actuals (both Hosteller & Day Scholar) Tuition Fee for Class VI to X: Rs. 350/- per month subject to actuals (both Hosteller & Day Scholar) Maintenance Allowance For Class I to V*: Rs. 100/- per month for Day Scholar For Class VI to X*: Rs. 600/- per month for Hosteller Rs. 100/-per month for Day Scholar Page 3 of 5 parent/guardian of the student is required.
  4. The continuance of award (for Renewal applicants) will be subject to securing 50% marks in the previous year's examination.
  5. -Maintenance of the allowance will be provided to hostellers and day scholars.
  6. -Scholarship will not be given to more than two students from a family (applicable for all Scholarship schemes meant for minorities under this Ministry took together).
  7. Students should be regular in attendance for which the yardstick will be decided by the competent authority of the school.
  8. The school/institute will certify the claim of the student of being an outstation a student not residing in hostel of the school/institute concerned on the basis of permanent address and parents’ address.
  9. If a student violates school discipline or any other terms and conditions of the scholarship, scholarship may be suspended or canceled. The State Government/Union Territory Administration can also directly cancel the award if duly satisfied of the reasons of violation of these regulations governing the scheme.
  10. If a student is found to have obtained a scholarship by false statement, his/her the scholarship will be canceled forthwith and the amount of the scholarship paid will be recovered by the concerned State/UT Govt.
  11. The course/tuition fees and maintenance allowance will be credited to the student’s bank account directly under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode.
  12. The student obtaining benefits under this scheme shall not be allowed to avail of benefits under any other scheme for this purpose.
Application procedure
Fresh - As the number of scholarships for minorities available in a year is fixed and limited, it is necessary to lay down preference for selection. Inter selection weightage is to be given to poverty rather than marks (the applicant is required to submit an Income Certificate as per para-11(ii)). In the case of the same income, merit shall be generated from the ‘Date of Birth’ criteria of the applicant (senior is preferred).

Renewal – There is no merit list generation for renewal cases. Renewal applicant will get the scholarship if one has obtained 50% in his/her previous year’s examinations (at the same Institute and in the same course) and his/her application is verified by all authorities (as designated by Ministry of Minority Affairs) and approved by State Governments/UTs.

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Any additional information
  • Students must select their bank/branch name carefully from the drop-down list.
  • Thereafter the complete account no. must be entered correctly. Students are suggested to get their account number verified by their concerned Bank Branch including Bank account number and IFS Code.
  • -Disclaimer (*If bank details entered by students are found incorrect or not validated by the student’s bank, the scholarship will be canceled/amount Page 5 of 5 will not be transferred even though the application is approved for scholarship)
  • -Bank Account-holders must check their ‘Know your Customer’ (KYC) status from bank and if required the KYC must be done for successful transaction of scholarship amount.
  • Bank Account must be operational/active till the scholarship is disbursed.
  • Bank Account must be preferably in any scheduled Bank with core banking facility and proper IFS Code.
  • Bank Account must be in the name of either the student or a joint account of student with either mother or father or a legal guardian only.


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