Location : All India
Category : Minority Scholarships, Class XI, Class XII
Submission of Online applications fresh: 1/06/2015-15/09/2015
Submission of Online applications Renewal: 1/06/2015-10/10/2015
Scrutiny by Institute for Fresh: 1/06/2015-05/10/2015
Scrutiny by Institute for renewal: 1/06/2015-31/10/2015
Scrutiny by State for Fresh: 1/06/2015-15/10/2015
Scrutiny by State for renewal: 1/06/2015-08/11/2015
Generation of merit list fresh: 16/10/2015-18/10/2015
Generation of merit list renewal: 1/07/2015-11/11/2015
The objective of the scheme is to award scholarships to meritorious students belonging to economically weaker sections of minority community so as to provide them better opportunities for higher education, increase their rate of attainment in higher education and enhance their employability.
The scholarship is to be awarded for studies in India in a government or private higher secondary school/college/university, including such residential institutes of the Government and eligible private institutes selected and notified in a transparent manner by the State Government/Union Territory Administration concerned. It will also cover technical and vocational courses in Industrial Training Institutes/ Industrial Training Centres affiliated with the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) of classes XI and XII level.
Scholarship Amount : Financial support dependending on need
Scholarship Duration : Scholarship will be provided for the entire course. However, maintenance allowance will be given for a period not exceeding 10 months only in an academic year.
30% of scholarship will be earmarked for girl students. In case sufficient number of eligible girl students are not available, then the balance earmarked scholarships may be awarded to eligible boy students.
Selection Criteria :
Unlike scholarship for SC and ST, there are a fixed number of scholarships for minorities is small and limited. Students from BPL families, having the lowest income shall be given preference in the ascending order. The renewal applications would be fully exhausted before the new applications are considered.