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By Deependra Verma
10 Mar'22  8 min read
Scholarships For Class 9 Students
Synopsis

If you are a Class 9 student and financial problems come in the way of your studies, don’t lose heart. You can apply for a number of need-based and merit-based scholarships on your own or through your school that can help you on the way. Careers360 shows you how to go about this.

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Scholarships For Class 9 Students
Synopsis

If you are a Class 9 student and financial problems come in the way of your studies, don’t lose heart. You can apply for a number of need-based and merit-based scholarships on your own or through your school that can help you on the way. Careers360 shows you how to go about this.

A scholarship is a help given to students based on their academic performance or their need so that they can complete their schooling or higher education. A 2021 report by the central Ministry of Education states that the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) of students in secondary level education is 77.9 percent, which is a good number. However, cases of students dropping out of school after class VIII are still prevalent in many states/Union Territories. In order to reduce the drop-out rate among students at the secondary or higher secondary level, the Government of India and various private organizations have introduced several school-level scholarships for deserving students. Students who are facing a financial crisis and also fulfill the eligibility conditions can avail of these scholarships to fulfill their education dream.

If you are studying in a recognized board then you will find that the syllabus of most of the exam based scholarships are similar to your board syllabus.

Scholarships offered in India can be classified into two categories broadly on the basis of their admission procedures. One Is merit based and the other is entrance test based. Let us have a look at the merit based scholarship first.

Merit Based Scholarship For Class 9 Students

Pre-Matric Scholarship For Students With Disabilities: This scholarship is to support students with disabilities who are in Class 9 or 10 in a government or any government recognized school. This scholarship program is provided by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Government of India. It is applicable for students with more than 40% disability and students having certificates to prove that. Also, the total annual income of the family including all sources should be less than Rs 2.5 lakh. The meritorious student will get Maintenance Allowance, Book Grant, and Disability Allowance. The tentative application timeline is between June and November. Students can apply online through the National Scholarship Portal.

For more details, visit the official website: https://scholarships.gov.in/

Pre-Matric Scholarships Scheme For Minorities: This scholarship is for students belonging to notified minority communities (Sikh, Muslim, Christian, Jain, Buddhist, and Parsi). The Ministry of Minority Affairs of the Government of India provides this scholarship to the minority community students in Classes I to 10. Students applying for this scholarship must have secured at least 50% marks in the previous final examination.

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The total annual income of the family including all sources should be less than Rs 1 lakh. Meritorious students will get admission fees, tuition fees, and maintenance allowance. The tentative application timeline is between June and November. Students can apply online through the National Scholarship Portal.

For more details, visit the official website: https://scholarships.gov.in/

Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship For Minority Girls
This scholarship is for meritorious girl students belonging to national minority communities. Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF), Ministry of Minority Affairs from the Government of India is providing this scholarship. It is applicable to girl students from minority communities studying in Class 9 to 12. Also, the students must have secured at least 50 percent marks in aggregate or equivalent grades in the previous class/qualifying exam. The net annual income of the family should not be more than Rs 2 lakh per annum from all sources. Merit scholarship of Rs.5,000 will be given for Class 9 and 10 students and Rs 6,000 for Class 11 and 12 students. The application deadline is between September and October (tentative). Candidates can apply online through the official website of MAEF.

For more details, visit the official website: https://bhmnsmaef.org/maefwebsite/

SOF Girl Child Scholarship Scheme (GCSS): The objective of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to girl children from economically weaker families to help them continue their schooling. The Science Olympiad Foundation is providing this scholarship. Girls from Class I to 10 are eligible. Also, they must have secured at least 60 percent marks in the previous class and the net monthly income of their parents should be less than 15,000 rupees. The awardee will get Rs 5,000. The tentative application timeline is between April and October. Candidates can apply through their respective schools.

For more details, visit the official website: https://sofworld.org/

Swami Dayanand School Scholarship For Delhi/NCR: This scholarship is open only for Delhi/NCR region. Swami Dayanand Education Foundation is providing scholarships for students who want to study in Classes 9 to 12. Students applying for this must have secured at least 60% marks in the previous year’s examination and should be in a government or private school recognised by CBSE. Also, the gross/net annual income of their family from all sources should be less than Rs 3 lakh per annum. The foundation is offering 500 scholarships with the amount ranging from Rs 5000 to Rs 2000 per annum for Class 12th Students to class 9th students.

For more details, visit the official website: https://www.swamidayanand.org/

HDFC Bank Educational Crisis Scholarship Support: HDFC Bank announced that they are going to help students who have been impacted by Covid19 by launching the Covid Crisis Support Scholarship for students. Under the scheme, students will be provided with one-time financial assistance ranging from Rs 15,000 to Rs 75,000.

The Parivartan Covid Crisis Support Scholarship is going to help around 3,200 students under two categories. These are:- Students studying in Classes 1 to 12 (1,800 students) and students pursuing diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate courses (1,400 students).

For more details, visit the official website: https://www.hdfcbank.com/

Exam Based Scholarships

National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme: This scholarship is available for students studying in Class 9. This scholarship provides financial assistance to students from the economically weaker sections of society. The selection process includes the selection test conducted across the country by each State/UT. The Department of School Education and Literacy of the Government of India is providing this scholarship. This scholarship is available for Class9 students who secured 55% marks in both Class 7 and Class 8. Also, the gross annual income of the family from all sources should be less than Rs 1.5 lakh. The likely application date is between June and November. Interested students can apply online through the National Scholarship Portal.

For more details, visit the official website: https://scholarships.gov.in/

Indian School Talent Search Exam (ISTSE): ISTSE is an international level talent search examination for Indian schools. The single paper exam is open to all students from Classes 1 to 10. The question paper will comprise questions from Mental and Reasoning Ability, Mathematics, Science, and English. The shortlisted candidates will also go through a 30-minute video interview of 100 marks to determine the top 10 rankers. The paper will be of two types:

1. ISTSE Online - Summer 2022 (Open for Direct Participation)

2. ISTSE Paper-based/Online - 2021-22 (Through School Only)

For more details, visit the official website: https://istse.org/

CSIR Innovation Award For School Children: The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) aims to create awareness, interest, and motivation towards intellectual property among school children. The Innovation Award is designed to support scientific temper and to inculcate innovative spirit among school children. Any Indian student from Class 1 to Class 12 with a minimum age of 18 is eligible to apply through the school's principal or head of school.

There are 15 prizes in all. Besides a certificate, the cash awards range from Rs 10,000/- to Rs 1,00,000. The first rank holder will get Rs 1 lakh.

For more details, visit the official website: https://www.csir.res.in/

All India Scholarship Test Exam (AISTE): AISTE is also a merit based nation-wide education and scholarship examination. It aims to provide financial assistance to the students for their education and welfare. The scholarship comprises a cash component of Rs. 10,000 to Rs 90,000, books facility for one year, and a Certificate of Excellence. In the merit based scheme, scholarships will be awarded to 200 top students among the applicants, based on their performance in the test and interview. In the need-cum-merit scheme the scholarships will be awarded to 200 needy students on the basis of their performance in the test, interview, marks in the school board, and family income.

For more details, visit the official website: https://www.aiste.in/

National Scholarship Exam (NSE): The National Scholarship Examination (NSE) is conducted by Eduno Tech Pvt Ltd which works to provide better opportunities to students. They provide financial assistance to the students through the conduct of this online scholarship exam with a scholarship amount of up to 10 lakhs. The eligibility of students for the National Scholarship Examination (NSE) is at Junior (Class 8 to 12) and Senior (UG for any degree/diploma) levels. The exam fee is Rs 250 for each group.

For more details, visit the official website: https://www.nationalscholarshipexam.com/

Apart from the scholarships mentioned here, students can check for many more by using the Government of India website - https://scholarships.gov.in/. You can check the details and accordingly choose the best one based on your criteria. A number of banks and not-for-profit organizations also offer scholarships to students. A lot of corporate companies also disburse scholarships as part of their corporate social responsibility.

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