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    Scholarship Handbook: Eligibility, How To Apply, Official Websites Of Maharashtra, Delhi

    By Aruri Manasa
    8 May'22  11 min read
    Scholarship Handbook: Eligibility, How To Apply, Official Websites Of Maharashtra, Delhi
    Synopsis

    Delhi and Maharashtra offer various scholarships and financial assistance to students belonging to different economic and social backgrounds but mostly to those from OBC, SC, ST and Minority communities. The scholarships are of diverse nature i.e, right from Class 1 to postgraduation. After Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana, here’s the full list of scholarships in Delhi and Maharashtra.

    Scholarship Handbook: Eligibility, How To Apply, Official Websites Of Maharashtra, Delhi
    Synopsis

    Delhi and Maharashtra offer various scholarships and financial assistance to students belonging to different economic and social backgrounds but mostly to those from OBC, SC, ST and Minority communities. The scholarships are of diverse nature i.e, right from Class 1 to postgraduation. After Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana, here’s the full list of scholarships in Delhi and Maharashtra.

    Scholarships have become the only means for students from underprivileged and marginalised communities to continue their education especially, for students.

    Along with central government schemes, all state governments have initiated multiple schemes to fund the students' education from Class 1 to postgraduate studies. The more generous grants cover books, even study tour allowances. Some of the schemes have specific target groups – students studying medicine or girls – while most on the list below are for students belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Communities.

    Listed below with eligibility criteria and application process are the scholarship opportunities offered by Delhi and Maharashtra governments. Each provides more than a dozen scholarships.

    Also Read | Student Scholarships, Financial-Aid In Karnataka, Telangana: A Ready Reckoner

    Scholarships, Financial-Aid: Delhi

    Delhi Government offers scholarships and financial assistance to students from backward communities and economically weaker sections residing in the state. Application to most of these is through Delhi Government’s scholarship e-portal – edistrict.delhigovt.nic.in

    Delhi Ladli Yojana

    The Delhi Ladli Scheme was launched in 2008 for girl children born in Delhi. The state scholarship aims to empower girls in the state, control female foeticide and reduce school drop-out rate of girl students in Delhi. It covers girl children from birth to the first two years of post matric studies, that is, up to Class 12.

    Eligibility:

    • Girl should be born in Delhi and possess birth certificate issued by the registrar (births and deaths), MCD or NDMC

    • Girl’s family must be resident of the National Capital Territory of Delhi for at least three years before the birth girl child

    • Annual family income should be below Rs 1 lakh

    • If the girl is going to school, her school must be recognised by Delhi Government, MCD or NDMC.

    • Benefit of the scheme limited to two surviving girls per family.

    What It Covers: The benefits of this scheme can be availed in various stages as detailed below.

    Stage

    Amount (In Rs)

    For Institutional Delivery

    11,000 (Must be born in last 1 year)

    For Delivery at Home

    10,000 (Must be born in last 1 year)

    Class 1 Admission

    5,000

    Class 6 Admission

    5,000

    Class 9 Admission

    5,000

    Class 10 Admission

    5,000

    Class 12 Admission

    5,000


    How To Apply: Applicant should fill the registration form available at the district office and submit her birth certificate. The applicant can also register herself at schools by filling the registration form available with the Ladli in-charge which further gets approved by the principal of the school and sent to the respective district office.

    Financial Assistance to Educationally Backward Minority Students

    This applies to students from minority communities in the state.

    Eligibility:

    • For Muslim and Neo-Buddhists students

    • Annual family income should be equal to or below Rs 1 lakh

    • Student must be in any class from Class 1 to Class12

    What It Covers:

    • Primary students (Classes 1-5) will get Rs 300 per annum

    • Middle school students (Classes 6-8) will get Rs 400 per annum

    • Secondary school students (Classes 9, 10) will get Rs 500 per annum

    • Senior secondary students (Classes 11 and 12) will get Rs 600 per annum

    How To Apply: Eligible students can apply through their schools or send a request to the Department of Welfare of SC or ST or OBC or Minorities, Government of Delhi.

    Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme For OBC Students

    This scholarship covers children from the Other Backward Classes till matriculation or, Class 10.

    Eligibility:

    • Must belong to OBC category

    • Must be in any class from Class 1 to Class 10

    • Applicants must be domiciled in Delhi

    • Annual family income should not exceed Rs 2.5 lakh

    What It Covers:

    • Students of Classes 3-10 living in hostels will get Rs 500 per month for 10 months

    • Day scholars in Classes 1 to 10 will get Rs 100 per month for 10 months

    • An ad-hoc grant of Rs 500 per annum

    How To Apply: Eligible students can apply online through the e-district portal of NIC Delhi – edistrict.delhigovt.nic.in

    Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme For SC Students

    This covers Dalit children in school up to Class 10.

    Eligibility:

    • Must belong to the SC category

    • Annual family income should not exceed Rs 2.5 lakh

    • Must be in Class 9 or Class 10 in a recognised school

    • Domiciled in Delhi

    What It Covers: Rs 750 per month along with books and an ad-hoc grant of up to Rs 1,000 per annum.

    How To Apply: The online application is through edistrict.delhigovt.nic.in

    PMS Scholarship For OBC Students

    This post-matric OBC scholarship is for schooling and education beyond Class 10.

    Eligibility:

    • Must belong to OBC category

    • Student must be in any level from Class 11 to postgraduate studies in India

    • Must be domiciled in Delhi

    • Annual family income should not exceed Rs 1 lakh

    What It Covers: Maintenance allowance up to Rs 10,000 per annum and course fee up to Rs 20,000 per annum

    How To Apply: Scholarship application is online and through edistrict.delhigovt.nic.in

    PMS Scholarship For SC Students

    The Post Matric Scholarship for Dalit students covers senior secondary and higher education.

    Eligibility:

    • Must belong to the SC category

    • Annual family income must not exceed Rs 2.5 lakh

    • Must be pursuing post-matriculation or post-secondary level studies within India

    • Must be domiciled in Delhi.

    • Students who have completed a level of education but are studying at the same level with a different subject are not eligible

    What It Covers:

    • Maintenance allowance of up to Rs 1,200 per month

    • Tuition fees, study tour allowances, book allowance and more

    How To Apply: Apply for scholarship online through edistrict.delhigovt.nic.in

    Merit Scholarship For Professional, Technical Courses

    This scholarship is for students from SC, ST, OBC and minority communities pursuing professional or technical degrees.

    Eligibility:

    • Must be domiciled in Delhi

    • Annual family income less than Rs 2 lakh per annum

    • Must not be receiving any other central or state scholarship

    • Must be studying in a recognised college, university, professional or technical institute

    What It Covers:

    Course

    Amount (In Rs)

    Professional degree

    1,620 per month for hostellers

    900 per month day scholars

    Professional postgraduate degree

    1,860 per month for hostellers

    960 per month day scholars


    All the courses leading to professional or postgraduate diploma

    1,110 per month for hostellers

    720 per month day scholars

    Professional certificate

    930 per month for hostellers

    630 per month day scholars


    General courses up to graduate level

    804 per month for hostellers

    420 per month day scholars


    Postgraduate studies in Arts, Commerce, others

    930 per month for hostellers

    630 per month day scholars



    How To Apply: Scholarship application is online through edistrict.delhigovt.nic.in

    Uniform Subsidy To School Students

    Eligibility:

    • Must be in any class from Nursery to Class 12 in government or government-aided school

    • Private school students in freeship quota

    What It Covers:

    • Nursery to Class 5: Rs 1,100 per annum

    • Class 6 to Class 8: Rs 1,400 per annum

    • Class 9 to Class 12: Rs 1,500 per annum

    How To Apply: Application is through schools or by contacting the Department of SC, ST, OBC or Minority Welfare.

    Reimbursement Of Tuition Fee

    This, too, is for SC, ST, OBC and minority students.

    Eligibility:

    • Annual family income must not exceed Rs 2 lakh

    • Must belong to SC, ST, OBC or Minority category

    • Domiciled in Delhi.

    • In case of minorities, student must be a resident of Delhi for the past three years

    • Must be studying in any class from Classes 1 to 12 in a recognised school

    What It Covers:

    • Classes 1-5: Reimbursement of tuition and other compulsory fees

    • Classes 6-12: Reimbursement of tuition and other compulsory fees. But students should have scored at least 50% and had attendance of at least 80% in preceding year

    • Annual family income under Rs 60,000: 100% reimbursement of fees

    • Annual family income under Rs 2 lakh: 75% reimbursement

    How To Apply: Application is through edistrict.delhigovt.nic.in

    Also Read | Student Scholarships, Financial-Aid In Tamil Nadu, Kerala: A Handbook

    Scholarships, Financial-Aid: Maharashtra

    The Maharashtra Government too offers state scholarships to marginalised students. All application processes require a wide variety of documentary proof of caste, domicile, income proof and more.

    Ekalavya Scholarship

    This scheme is offered by the Maharashtra’s directorate of higher education to provide financial aid to meritorious students belonging to underprivileged backgrounds.

    Eligibility:

    • Permanent resident of Maharashtra

    • Annual income of the applicant should not exceed Rs 75,000

    • The applicant should not be working anywhere

    • Must have graduated with 60% marks in Arts, Law, Commerce or allied subjects or with 70 % marks in Science subjects from a recognised institution in Maharashtra.

    What It Covers: Rs 5,000 to each student

    How To Apply: Application can be completed online at eklavyascholarship.com

    Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Hostel Maintenance Allowance Scheme

    This scheme was initiated by the directorate of medical education research, Maharashtra.

    Eligibility:

    • Be a domicile of Maharashtra

    • Annual family income below Rs 8 lakh

    • Admission in MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, BPTH, BOTH, BSc Nursing, BUMS, BP and O, BASLP, courses in government-aided or private, unaided institutions

    • Admission under General category and SEBC category

    What It Covers: Rs 30,000 per year.

    How To Apply: Admission is through mahadbtmahait.gov.in

    PMS Scholarship for SC students

    This post-matric scholarship scheme is led by the department of social justice and special assistance, Maharashtra. The scheme aims to provide scholarships to the students of economically backward classes in order to continue their education.

    Eligibility:

    • Domiciled in Maharashtra

    • Annual family income below Rs 2.5 lakh

    • Should belong to SC or Neo-Buddhist community

    • Should have passed SSC (Class 10)

    • Currently pursuing any post-matric course

    What It Covers: The benefits are categorized under maintenance allowance as per group for every year (first 10 months).

    Group

    Days scholar

    (In Rs per month)

    Hosteller

    (In Rs per month)

    Group-I

    550

    1,200

    Group-II

    530

    820

    Group-III

    300

    570

    Group-IV

    230

    380


    In addition, SC students with disabilities will receive Rs 150 per month. All compulsory payable fees such as tuition fee, exam fee and other fees, will be covered under this scheme.

    How To Apply: Interested and eligible candidates need to fill the application form at mahadbtmahait.gov.in.

    Rajarshri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Fee reimbursement Scholarship

    This scheme is an initiative of Maharashtra’s directorate of medical education research for undergraduate medical degree applicants.

    Eligibility:

    • Should belong to general and SEBC category

    • Annual family income below Rs 8 lakh

    • Should have taken admission in MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, BPTH, BOTH, B.Sc Nursing, BUMS, BP and O, BASLP, courses in government aided or private unaided institutions

    What It Covers: 50% fee reimbursement which includes tuition fee and other fees.

    How To Apply: Eligible candidates need to fill the application form available on the official website – mahadbtmahait.gov.in

    Minority: Higher Professional Education Scholarship

    The State Minority Scholarship For Pursuing Higher Professional Education Scholarship covers undergraduate and postgraduate professional courses.

    Eligibility:

    • Permanent resident of Maharashtra

    • Annual family income under Rs 8 lakh

    • Applicant should not be recipient of any other scholarship

    • Should have been admitted through centralised admission process

    • Must have passed Class 10

    • Student of institute and admitted for professional or technical course (diploma, UG or PG degree)

    What It Covers: Rs 25,000 per annum

    How To Apply: Application is through mahadbtmahait.gov.in

    Medley Pharma Scholarship

    Medley Pharma offers financial aid to students who cannot afford to continue education due to financial barriers. The aid is provided to needy students irrespective their gender, race, religion and many more. This is a private scholarship.

    Eligibility:

    • Domiciled and studying in Maharashtra

    • Annual family income under Rs 2 lakh

    • Should have passed Class 10 and currently enrolled for any course – graduation, diploma course, post graduation, ITI, management course or other

    • Should have scored 60% of marks in previous exam

    • Only one student per family allowed

    What It Covers: Rs 10,000 per selected student plus interest-free loan of Rs 10,000 which has to be repaid within five years of completion of course. Loan repayment can be started from 6 months after completing the course.

    How To Apply: Interested and eligible students can apply through the official website – medleylab.com – and have a guarantor with income higher than Rs 2 lakh per year.

    Assistance to Meritorious Students - Senior Level, Maharashtra

    This scholarship is provided by the directorate of higher education, Maharashtra.

    Eligibility:

    • Passed Class 12 with 75% marks

    • Scored high in secondary (Class 10) and higher secondary (Class 12) examination

    What It Covers: Candidates will receive an amount in between Rs 2,800 to Rs 72,000.

    How To Apply: Though the official Maharashtra scholarship portal – mahadbtmahait.gov.in

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