The scheme is targeted towards providing scholarships to SC students whose annual parental income does not exceed Rs. 2.5 lakh. This scheme is targeted to prevent incidence of drop-out especially during the transition from the elementary to the secondary stage.
There are other Schemes for SC Students as well:
Central Sector Scholarship of Top Class Education For SC students
Scheme For Upgradation of Merit of SC Students
Free Coaching Scheme for SC and OBC Students
Post-Matric Scholarship for Scheduled Caste Students
The scheme could be availed by those who fulfil the following conditions of eligibility-
-Student should belong to Scheduled Caste
-Her/his Parents’/Guardian’s income should not exceed Rs. 2.00 lakh per annum.
-She/he should not be getting any other Centrally-funded Pre-Matric Scholarship.
-She/he should be a regular, full time student studying in a Government School or in a School recognized by Govt. or a Central/State Board of Secondary Education.
-Scholarship for studying in any class will be available for only one year. If a student has to repeat a class, she/he would not get scholarship for that class for a second (or subsequent) year.
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Scholarships would be paid to the students whose parents’/guardian’s income from all sources does not exceed Rs 2.5 lakh. To know more about the asscociated benefits of the scheme, you can download the PDF.
An application for scholarship can be made online when the State government/UT Administrations invite applications during the month of May-June through advertisement in leading State dailies and online media. One could submit the complete application either online on the respective State/IT scholarship portal where available or submit a hard copy otherwise. You can read more about the scheme on the official website.
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