Post-Matric Scholarship for Scheduled Caste Students

INTRODUCTION

Post Matric Scholarship scheme is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme and it is implemented through State Governments and UT administrations. The Scheme provides financial assistance to the Scheduled Caste students studying at post matriculation or post-secondary stage to enable them to complete their education. These scholarships are available for studies in India only and are awarded by the government of the State/Union Territory to which the applicant actually belongs i.e. where he/she is permanently settled.

Eligibility

Scholarships will be paid to the students whose parents/guardians’ income from all sources does not exceed Rs. 2,50,000/- per annum.
The scholarships are open to nationals of India only.
These scholarships will be given for the study of all recognized post-matriculation or post-secondary courses pursued in recognized institutions, with exceptions.
Only those candidates who belong to Scheduled Castes so specified in relation to the State/Union Territory to which the applicant actually belongs, i.e. where he/she is permanently settled, and who have passed the Matriculation or Higher Secondary or any higher examination of a recognised University or Board of Secondary Education, will be eligible.
A scholarship holder under this scheme will not hold any other scholarship/stipend.

Benefits

The value of scholarship includes the following for complete duration of the course:-
1. maintenance allowance amounting to Rs.380/- to 1200/- per month for hostellers and Rs. 230/- to Rs. 550/- per month for day scholars
2. reimbursement of compulsory non-refundable fees
3. study tour charges
4. thesis typing/printing charges for Research Scholars
5. book allowance for students pursuing correspondence courses
6. book bank facility for specified courses
7. additional allowance for students with disabilities for the complete duration of the course.

Mode of Application

All the State Governments/UT Administrations will announce the details of the scheme and invite applications by issuing an advertisement in the leading newspapers of the State and through their respective websites and other media outfits in May-June. All requests for application forms and other particulars should be addressed to the Government of State/Union Territory Administration to which the scholars actually belong. The applicant should submit the completed application to the prescribed authority before the last date prescribed for receipt of applications. The application can also be submitted online when scheme is available on the National Scholarship Portal

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