Ministry of Minority Affairs Scheme of ‘Pre-Matric Scholarship’ for Students Belonging to the Minority Communities for 2019
Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities 2019: National Scholarship Portal, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India is the authority offering Pre-Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities 2019-20. It is meant for the students studying in Class 1st to 10th and belongs to the minority community.
- The scholarship at pre-matric level will encourage parents from minority communities to send their school going children to school, lighten their financial burden on school education and sustain their efforts to support their children to complete school education.
- 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.
Important Dates for Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities 2019
- Scholarship Closing Date: October 15th, 2019
- Last Date for Defective Verification: October 31st, 2019
- Last Date for Institute Verification: October 31st, 2019
- The scholarships shall be provided for the entire course. Maintenance allowance will be given as fixed lump sum amount for 10 months only in an academic year 2019-20.
Eligibility for Pre Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities 2019
- 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 does not exceed Rs. 1.00 lakh.
Earmarked for Girls Students
- 30% scholarship is earmarked for girls students of each minority community in a State/UT which is transferable to male students of that community in case of non-availability of female students in that community in the concerned State/UT. 30% is the floor and not the ceiling for eligible girl students.
Pre Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities 2019 Selection 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-se 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 case of same income, merit shall be generated from ‘Date of Birth’ criteria of 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 the Ministry of Minority Affairs) and approved by State Governments/UTs.
Rate of Scholarship
- Actual financial assistance will be provided for admission/tuition fee and maintenance allowance as given below subject to a maximum ceiling indicated against item concerned.
- The details of the scheme interventions for 2019-20:
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)
- 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
- Note: *For 10 months in an academic year.
Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities 2019 Application Process
- The scheme is implemented through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP). It is mandatory for all students to apply online on the website i.e. www.scholarships.gov.in.
- Instructions Related to Bank Account Details (to be filled by the students in online application form are as under):
- Students must select their bank/branch name carefully from the dropdown 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 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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