Ramakanta Biswas

The Odisha School and Mass Education Department is inviting online applications from students studying in Class XII (students of CHSE/CBSE/ICSE affiliated schools and Kendriya Vidyalaya) for award of Junior Merit Scholarship 2021-22.

Under the scheme, scholarship of Rs 3,000 per year will be given to 10,000 eligible plus 2 students (boys and girls in 50.50 ratio) from across the State. 

The detailed guideline of Junior Merit Scholarship 2021-22 is available on the state scholarship portal https://scholarship.odisha.gov.in.  

The submission of online application for the scholarship has commenced on February 8. The last date of receipt of application is February 25, 2022.   

The opening of student record for validation by principals/head of institutions can be conducted between February 9 and 26. 

Eligibility Conditions:

The Student must be permanent resident of Odisha
The income of the parents of the student from all sources should not exceed Rs 6 lakh per annum.
An applicant must have secured 60 per cent in the last qualifying examination (High School Certificate Examination) for applying for the scholarship. 
Students shall apply for Junior Merit Scholarship only in Class XII.

Only online application under the scheme will be accepted and no request for offline application will be entertained, the directorate of higher secondary education (DHSE) said in a notice. 

The DHSE has further said uploading of correct Aadhaar number by the applicant in the application form is mandatory. In case it is found that the Aadhaar number provided by the student is wrong or it belongs to any other person then the application will be rejected.