CBSE, ICSE announce scholarships upto Rs 20,000 for College & University students

In a move 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, online application for “Central Sector Scheme for Scholarship for College and university students” for the year 2018, 1st Renewal for the year 2017, 2nd renewal for the year 2016 and 3rd Renewal for the year 2015 is available on National Scholarship Portal (http://scholarship.gov.in).

The rate of scholarship is Rs 10000 per annum at graduation level for first three years of College and University courses and Rs 20000 per annum at Post-Graduation level. Students pursuing professional courses, in case, where the duration of course is five (5) years/Integrated course would get Rs 20000 per annum in the 4th and 5th year. However, students pursuing technical courses such as B.Tech., B.Engg would get scholarship up to graduation level.

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of the results of Senior Secondary Examination. 82000 fresh scholarships per annum [41000 for boys and 41000 for girls] are awarded for pursuing graduate / postgraduate studies in colleges and universities and for professional courses, such as Medical, Engineering etc.

The total number of scholarships is divided amongst the State Education Boards based on the State’s population in the age group of 18-25 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 scholarship is earmarked for girls. The number of scholarships allotted to a State Education Board is distributed amongst pass outs of the Science, Commerce and Humanities streams in the ratio of 3:2:1.

In case of shortfall in the number of applications, the scholarship slots could be inter-changed.

Students may visit the National Scholarship Portal to apply for fresh & renewal of scholarship.

The last date for submission of online application form for renewal and for fresh scholarship 2018 is October 31, 2018.

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All the candidates are advised to apply online within the stipulated time and get their online applications verified by the institutions (if required show the original documents to institute) else the application would be treated as INVALID.

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