Post Matric Scholarship Scheme: A Wonderful Opportunity for Minority Students

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The Government of India has announced Post Matric scholarship scheme for students belonging to minority communities. The scheme aims to lend a helping hand to the students from an economically weaker section of communities such as Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jains and Zoroastrians/Parsi.


Under this scheme, students of class 11 to post graduation level will get admission and tuition fee assistance along with a maintenance allowance. Applicable for only 10 months a year, minority students can get annual benefits up to INR 10,000 under this scheme.


Making it easy to reach the last mile student, the government has made this scholarship available online. Now, you do not need to go anywhere to get the minority scholarship application form as you can apply for this scholarship directly from the national scholarship portal. All you need is to follow few simple steps to complete your application on national scholarship portal sitting right from your home.


As this scheme is dedicated to the students of the minority community, there is no application fee required to apply for this scholarship. However, there are few criteria which one must go through to check his/her eligibility to apply for this scholarship. Some of such criteria are that a student must have scored at least 50% marks or equivalent in the previous exam. The annual family income of the students should not be exceeding INR 2 Lacs a year for which they also have to share a self-declaration of Income certificate. Moreover, this scholarship will be given to maximum two children of the same family.


Apart from this, students to prove their eligibility have to submit few mandatory documents. These documents include student photo, institution verification form, self-declaration of the community, fee receipt of current course year, residential/domicile certificate and proof of bank account in the name of the applicant. After taking note of these required document, a dedicated selection committee will look into the applications. The committee will then decide the deserving candidates for this scholarship, though, the committee will ensure that the students having the lowest family income should be given preference in an ascending order.


Not only the government has made this minority scholarship application form available online, it has also taken a big step in the promotion of girl child education in India. To encourage more girls to pursue higher education, the government has reserved 30% scholarships for girl students only. However, in case the sufficient number of eligible girls are not available, the remaining scholarships will be awarded to eligible boy students in order to provide equal opportunity to everyone.

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