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Minority scholarships: A great boon for educating economically weak sikhs

July 15, 2009 by admin | Filed under News.

This may not be known to most of the Sikhs today that there are a lots of handsome Scholarships for economically weaker section of minorities in India. In this drive by State governments of India, crores of rupees is sanctioned for minority Sikhs also. But being not known to this many of the needy Sikhs miss the opportunity to get educated through it.

Three types of scholarship schemes are available:

1.Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme: Under this scheme Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students of class 1 to 10 in government/recognized private schools/institutes. The financial assistance includes admission / tuition fees and maintenance allowances.

Eligibility criteria: Students who have scored not less than 50% marks in the previous final examination, and whose parents’/ guardian’s annual income does not exceed Rs. 1 lakh, are eligible for the scholarship. 50% marks requirement will not apply to class 1 students.

For further details about scheme, mode of applying, application format visit:

http://minorityaffairs.gov.in/newsite/schemes/prematric/prematric.htm

2.Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme: Scholarship will be awarded to eligible students of class 11 upto Ph.D. in government/ recognized private schools/ colleges/ universities/ institutes including technical and vocational courses of ITIs / ITCs (affiliated with NCVT) of class 11 and 12 level and the courses other than those covered under merit-cum-means scholarship scheme. The financial assistance includes admission / tution fees and maintenance allowances.

Eligibility criteria: Students who have scored not less than 50% marks in the previous final examination, and whose parents’/ guardian’s annual income does not exceed Rs. 2 lakh, are eligible for the scholarship.

For further details about scheme, mode of applying, application format visit:

http://minorityaffairs.gov.in/newsite/schemes/postmatric/postmatric.htm

3. Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme: 20,000 new scholarships will be awarded to eligible students studying in technical/ professional courses at under graduate and post-graduate levels. The financial assistance includes reinbursement of course fees and maintenance allowances. Full course fee is reimbursed for 70 listed institutes in the scheme. Course fee upto a maximum of Rs.20,000/- is reimbursed for the other institutes.

Eligibility criteria: The annual income of parents or guardian of the student should not exceed Rs.2.50 lakh from all sources.

For further details about scheme, mode of applying, application format visit:

http://minorityaffairs.gov.in/newsite/schemes/scholarships/scholarships.htm

NOTE:

-> Those who were awarded the scholarship for 2008-2009 and fulfill the conditions of the scheme may apply for renewal of scholarship for 2009-2010.

->The last date for applying for the scholarships is 26th July, 2009. So hurry up. Very few days left.

->For more information, contact: 09990237929, 09212077327, 09871968968, 09818699699, 09810482930

Please provide this information to the deserving students and help them to avail all these Government benefits.

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