List of top Central Schemes for scholarships

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22 Aug 2018

#CareerBytes: Top Central Schemes for scholarships you should know about

The Center awards several scholarships to students pursuing various courses based on merit, community, and family income among other things.

The aim is to promote quality education, helping students overcome financial struggles and other obstacles.

Central Schemes for scholarships are provided online on National Scholarships Portal (https://scholarships.gov.in) where candidates can search, check eligibility, and apply for government scholarships.

Here are some top government-backed scholarships.

DHE's Scholarship

Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College and University Students

Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College and University Students

Human Resources Development Ministry's Department of Higher Education offers "Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College and University Students", providing scholarships for professional courses.

Class-12 students who've scored 80 percentile with family income less than Rs. 8 LPA are eligible. They are awarded Rs. 10,000/year.

82,000 scholarships (41,000 each for boys and girls) are awarded annually. For 2018-19, applications are accepted until 31 Oct'18.

MOMA Scholarships

Scholarships offered by the Ministry of Minority Affairs

For students belonging to minority communities like Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, Minority Affairs Ministry awards Merit-cum-Means (technical/professional courses) scholarships, Pre-Matric and Post-Matric scholarship schemes.

The Ministry awards 60,000 Merit-cum-Means Scholarships for students of technical/professional courses annually.

Awardees get Rs. 10,000/year apart from course fees (maximum Rs. 20,000).

Applications for all three schemes are open on National Scholarship Portal until 30 Sep'18.

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MOMA's Pre-Matric and Post-Matric scholarships

Minority Affairs Ministry's Pre-Matric Scheme offers upto Rs. 500/year admission fee, Rs. 350/monthtuition fee, and upto Rs. 600/month maintenance allowance for Classes 6-10. Post-Matric Scheme grants admission/tuition fees of Rs. 7,000/year for Classes 11-12, Rs. 10,000/year for technical/vocationalcourses, Rs. 3,000/year for undergraduate/postgraduate students.

DEPD Scholarships

DEPD's scholarship schemes for students with disabilities

DEPD's scholarship schemes for students with disabilities

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPD) offers Pre-Matric (Classes 9-10), Post-Matric (Class-11 to Postgraduation), and Top Class Education scholarships.

Post-Matric scholarship grants Rs. 550-750 monthly allowance (Rs. 900-1600 for hostellers) and Rs. 2,000-4,000/year disability-allowance.

Top Class Education scheme reimburses up to Rs. 2 LPA tuition fees for graduate/postgraduate students of "Institutes of Excellence" among other allowances.

Applications are accepted until 31 Oct'18.

MoTA Scheme

National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students

Tribal Affairs Ministry provides financial assistance to Scheduled Tribes (STs) under "National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students".

Financial assistance for Fellowship (for MPhil/PhD students) includes Rs. 25,000-28,000/month and Rs. 10,000-20,500/year contingency.

Scholarship (for graduate/postgraduate students) grants full tuition fee (maximum Rs. 2.5L for private institutions) and Rs. 2,200/month living expenses among other benefits.

Students can submit applications until 31 Oct'18.

MoSJE's scheme

Top Class Education Scheme for SCs provides full financial support

Top Class Education Scheme for SCs provides full financial support

Social Justice & Empowerment Ministry provides "Top Class Education for SC Students" scheme to promote quality education amongst Scheduled Castes.

SC students, who've secured admission to notified institutions, are eligible; family income shouldn't exceed Rs. 4.5LPA.

Awardees get upto Rs. 2 LPA tuition fee (Rs. 3.72 LPA for Commercial Pilot Training), Rs. 2,220/month living expenses, and Rs. 3,000/year for books/stationery.

Applications would open soon.

Ishan Uday Scholarship

UGC provides Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region

University Grants Commission (UGC) and MHRD award Ishan Uday Scholarship to promote higher education among economically weaker sections in North Eastern Region.

Every year, 10,000 scholarships are awarded for general degrees, technical and professional courses

The student's family income shouldn't exceed Rs. 4.5 LPA. Amount of scholarship is Rs. 7,800/month for technical/medical/professional/paramedical courses.

Applications for this academic year are yet to be invited.

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I am B.tech student in 3rd year. I have one back in 3rd semester. I cleared second year with 6.9 CGPA. Can i apply for merit cums means scholarship?

I am Muslim boy in B.Tech 2nd year. Which scholarship is better for me?

Are these scholarships only for students studying in India or individuals who seek to study abroad can also apply?

Are there any scholarships for Research scholars pursuing M.Phil and Ph.D.?

I am a general category student in the second year of B.Tech. Can u pls tell me which scholarship is better for me. My family income is less than Rs 6.5 LPA.

Is there any scholarship for a student who has completed post graduation, secured more than 75% & the family income is within 6 lakhs?

I am a Jain student of Class 11th. Am I eligible to apply for any scholarship?

Is there any scholarship from Rajasthan govt for SC students who wants to pursue engineering in top colleges such as IITs and NITs?

Which scholarships is suitable for a minority student who wants to pursue BJMC?

Is ther any scholarship for general category UG student with family income below Rs. 6 LPA?

If i belong to SC category and and my family income is Rs.4.4 LPA, can i apply for MoSJE's scheme?

I am from Assam. If my family income is 3.5LPA, which scholarship i can avail of this year?

Who can apply for MoTA scheme?

How can i apply for MoSJE's scheme?

I've scored 85% in 12th CBSE. My family income is below 7LPA. Which scholarship is suitable for me and how can i apply for that?

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I am B.tech student in 3rd year. I have one back in 3rd semester. I cleared second year with 6.9 CGPA. Can i apply for merit cums means scholarship?

Asked 2018-08-23 18:57:08 by Syed Zohan

Answered by NewsBytes

You can apply for MOMA's Merit-cum-Means scholarship only if you belong to minority communities and your family income is below Rs 2.50 LPA.

I am Muslim boy in B.Tech 2nd year. Which scholarship is better for me?

Asked 2018-08-23 15:56:08 by Khadar Valli Shaik

Answered by NewsBytes

You can apply for 'Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS', offered by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, only when you have scored more than 50% marks in the previous final examination and your family income is below Rs 2.50 LPA.

Are these scholarships only for students studying in India or individuals who seek to study abroad can also apply?

Asked 2018-08-23 14:44:41 by annie santamaria

Answered by NewsBytes

These national scholarships are only for students who will study in India. The objective is to encourage education by launching the scholarships schemes by Union and state government, and Union Territories across India.

Are there any scholarships for Research scholars pursuing M.Phil and Ph.D.?

Asked 2018-08-23 12:21:44 by avid reader

Answered by NewsBytes

There are various scholarships /fellowships which are provided by UGC and Central Government for Research Scholars pursuing M.Phil and Ph.D. These scholarships include Post Doctoral Fellowships to Women Candidates, Research Fellowship in Science for Meritorious Students, Prime Minister's Fellowship Scheme for Doctoral Research, and many more.

I am a general category student in the second year of B.Tech. Can u pls tell me which scholarship is better for me. My family income is less than Rs 6.5 LPA.

Asked 2018-08-23 07:17:38 by Karishma Gupta

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If your family income is below Rs.8 LPA and you have scored 80% in class 12th, you can apply for 'Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College and University Students'. You can apply by visiting the official website of National Scholarship Portal. The applications are accepted till 31st October 2018.

Is there any scholarship for a student who has completed post graduation, secured more than 75% & the family income is within 6 lakhs?

Asked 2018-08-22 22:26:18 by DEBASISH MOHAPATRA

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No, there is no scholarship offered by central or state government for a student who has completed post graduation and whose family income is below Rs 6LPA.

I am a Jain student of Class 11th. Am I eligible to apply for any scholarship?

Asked 2018-08-22 21:43:27 by mohit jain

Answered by NewsBytes

You are only eligible to apply for 'Post-Metric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities', offered by Ministry of Minority Affairs if you have scored more than 50% in your previous final examination and the annual income of your family is below Rs.2 LPA.

Is there any scholarship from Rajasthan govt for SC students who wants to pursue engineering in top colleges such as IITs and NITs?

Asked 2018-08-22 18:14:30 by Parmeshwar Barupal

Answered by NewsBytes

There is a scholarship 'Top Class Education for SC Students' which is offered by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. It is for those SC students who secure admission in one of the Institutes mentioned on the official website of National Scholarship Portal. They will be awarded a large scholarship that will meet the requirements of tuition fees, book, living expenses and a computer.

Which scholarships is suitable for a minority student who wants to pursue BJMC?

Asked 2018-08-22 12:54:20 by Anonymous

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You can apply for 'Merit-cum-Means' Scholarship offered by Ministry of Minority Affairs. It is for students belonging to Minority communities like Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, and Parsi. The Ministry awards 60,000 Merit-cum-Means Scholarships for students of technical/professional courses annually. The application process is open till 30th September, 2018.

Is ther any scholarship for general category UG student with family income below Rs. 6 LPA?

Asked 2018-08-22 12:50:03 by Anonymous

Answered by NewsBytes

Yes, a general category UG student can apply for 'Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College and University Students'. It is for students whose family income is less than Rs.8 LPA, and who want to pursue Professional courses.

If i belong to SC category and and my family income is Rs.4.4 LPA, can i apply for MoSJE's scheme?

Asked 2018-08-22 12:45:01 by Anonymous

Answered by NewsBytes

Yes, you can apply for 'Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students' if your family income is less than Rs. 4.5 LPA. You will get upto Rs. 2 LPA tuition fee (Rs. 3.72 LPA for Commercial Pilot Training), Rs. 2,220/month living expenses, and Rs. 3,000/year for books/stationery.

I am from Assam. If my family income is 3.5LPA, which scholarship i can avail of this year?

Asked 2018-08-22 12:42:33 by Anonymous

Answered by NewsBytes

You can apply for 'ISHAN UDAY- Special Scholarship For North Eastern Region'. The application process will start soon. You can apply for that by visiting the official website of National Scholarship Portal.

Who can apply for MoTA scheme?

Asked 2018-08-22 12:37:19 by Anonymous

Answered by NewsBytes

MoTA scheme is for ST students who wants to pursue higher education such as M.Phil and Ph.D. after Post Graduation. You can apply for this scheme by visiting the official website of National Scholarship Portal.

How can i apply for MoSJE's scheme?

Asked 2018-08-22 12:35:33 by Anonymous

Answered by NewsBytes

The application process will start soon for the 'Top Class Education for SC Students' scheme. The exact date has not been announced by the government.

I've scored 85% in 12th CBSE. My family income is below 7LPA. Which scholarship is suitable for me and how can i apply for that?

Asked 2018-08-22 12:34:42 by Anonymous

Answered by NewsBytes

The 'Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College and University Students' is suitable for you. You can apply for that by visiting the official website of National Scholarship Portal. Register yourself there by filling the necessary details such as account and contact details and submit your application.

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