The objective of the Scheme is to provide financial assistance to the poor and meritorious students belonging to minority communities to enable them to pursue professional and technical courses.
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The objective of CBSE merit scholarship scheme is to provide scholarships to the meritorious Single Girl Students, who are the only child of their parents; and have passed the CBSE Class X Examination with 60% or more marks/grades and are continuing their further school education of Class XI and XII. The scheme is aimed to recognize the efforts of the parents in promoting education among girls and to provide encouragement to meritorious students.
As per the approval of the Competent Authority dated 23.07.2012, all children born together are Single Girl Child of their parents.
The number of scholarships for a particular year shall be variable and shall to awarded to all such "Single Girl Students" who have secured 60% or more marks in the CBSE Class X Examination in that year.
The scholarship shall be given on the basis of merit list as stated above, from the result of CBSE Class X Examination. The eligibility criteria shall be as under:
NOTE: NRI applicants of the Board are also eligible for the award. The tuition fee for the NRIs has been decided maximum of Rs. 6,000/- per month.
The rate of scholarship shall be Rupees Five Hundred (Rs. 500/-) per month. A Scholarship awarded under the scheme shall be paid for a maximum period of two years. Payment will be made through ECS/NEFT.
Guidelines for a fresh / renewal of Online application
The last date for submission of online applications for 2019 is 18th October, 2019 and hard copy of application form (renewal only) has to be submitted on or before 15th November, 2019. Hard copies received after the last date shall not be entertained.
To provide financial assistance to meritorious students from low income families to meet a part of their day-to-day expenses while pursuing higher studies.
This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the results of senior secondary examinations. 82000 fresh scholarships per annum (41000 for boys and 41000 for girls) will be awarded for graduate/post graduate studies in colleges and universities and for professional courses, such as Medical, Engineering etc.
Students who are above 80th percentile of successful candidates in the relevant stream for a particular Board of Examination, in class XII of 10+2 pattern or equivalent and not belonging to the creamy layer as defined by the Department of Personnel and Training in their Notification No. 36012/22/93-Estt.(Res), dated 9th March, 2004 and as may be further modified from time to time, pursuing regular courses (not correspondence or distance mode) from recognized educational institutions and not availing of any other scholarship scheme, would be eligible for consideration this Scheme. This is applicable to all categories of students both ‘General’ and ‘Reserved’.
Students belonging to reserved categories/ weaker sections/minorities are eligible on the basis of merit, subject to Central Reservation Policy and internal earmarking . The scholarship would be available to students belonging to ‘non - creamy layer’. As per the latest guidelines on the subject, the income - ceiling for ‘non - creamy layer’ is Rs. 6 lakhs per annum. At present, reservations for the various categories are as follows - SC 15 %, ST 7 .5 %, OBC 27% and horizontally 3% for Physically Handicapped in all the categories.
The examining bodies will draw up a merit list of scholars likely to be eligible for scholarship within five weeks after the results of the examinations announced by the Boards/Universities/Authority for all students. The income of the student’s parents will be taken into account before preparing the list.
The Boards/Universities/Authority in the State / Union Territory will write to the eligible students from the top of the merit list up to twice the number of scholarship available ( to provide for possible refusal and ineligible cases) through registered letter to confirm within 15 days whether he /she is prepared to accept the scholarship.
The candidates from whom the replies are not received within 30 days of the State Board/ CBSE / ICSE seeking their willingness will not be considered for scholarship and the ward will be given to the next eligible candidates in the merit list. The Board/Universities in the State /Union Territory will send to each candidate shortlisted for consideration for award of scholarship the following
The shortlisted scholar shall present the above details duly filled-in to the Head of the Institution joined by him/her. The Head of the Institution will complete the Entitlement card and sent it to the concerned State Board, CBSE, ICSE as the case may be.
The rate of scholarship would be Rs. 1000/ - per month at Graduation level for first three years of college and university courses and R s.2000/ - per month in the 4 th and 5 th year . The scholarship would be paid for 10 months in an academic year.
The total number of scholarships will be divided amongst the State Boards based on the State’s population in the age group of 18-28 years, after segregating share of CBSE and ICSE on the basis of number of students passing out from various Boards in the country.
50% of the scholarships would be earmarked for girls. The number of scholarships allotted to a State Board would be distributed amongst pass outs of the Science Commerce and Humanities streams of the State Board in the ratio of 3:2:1.
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Guidelines for the Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College And University Students
Last Date for Online Application : 31st October, 2017
Last Modified : 3/2/2020
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