Pre Matric Scholarship for Minority Students 2023 notification will be released every year in the month of September on its National Scholarship website, https://scholarships.gov.in/.
Eligible students who are belonging to minority community and interested in can check details and submit the online application with required information on or before the deadline.
Education is a powerful tool that can transform lives and communities. However, for many minority students in India, financial constraints often become a significant barrier to accessing quality education.
Recognizing this challenge, the government introduced the Pre Matric Scholarships for Minorities to provide financial support to eligible students from minority communities.
Pre Matric Scholarships
The Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India, offers Pre Matric Scholarships to students belonging to minority communities.
The students who are studying from Class 1 to Class 10 in a Government or private school, including residential Government institutes and eligible private institutes that have been selected and notified by the respective State Government and Union Territory administration in a transparent manner.
Pre Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minority Students
The objective of the Pre Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minority Students is to encourage parents of minority communities students to send their school-going children to school, lighten their financial burden on school education and sustain their efforts to support their children to complete school education.
The scheme also aims to improve the quality of education among minority communities and to enhance their employability.
What Are Pre Matric Scholarships for Minorities?
Pre Matric Scholarships for Minorities are government initiatives aimed at assisting minority students in their pre-matriculation education.
These scholarships are designed to cover various educational expenses, including tuition fees, books, and other essential supplies, ensuring that financial limitations do not hinder a student’s academic progress.
MOMA Pre Matric Scholarship 2023
|Name of the Scholarship||Pre Matric Scholarship for Minority Students|
|Title||Pre Matric Scholarships for Minority Students 2023|
|Subject||Minority Pre Matric Scholarship 2023|
|Scheme Closing Date||31-10-2023|
The scholarship at pre matric level will encourage parents from minority communities to send their school going children to school, lighten their financial burden on school education and sustain their efforts to support their children to complete school education.
The Minority Pre Matric Scholarship Scheme will form the foundation for their educational attainment and provide a level playing field in the competitive employment arena.
Empowerment through education, which is one of the objectives of this scheme, has the potential to lead to upliftment of the socio economic conditions of the minority communities.
The scholarship will be awarded for studies in India in a government or private school from 1st class to 10th class, including such residential Government institutes and eligible private institutes selected and notified in a transparent manner by the State Government and Union Territory Administration concerned.
Minority Pre Matric Scholarship Details
|Scholarship Name||Minority Pre Matric Scholarship 2023|
|Number of Pre Matric Scholarships||No Limit|
|Courses||1 to 10th class|
|Pragati Scholarship Amount||Rs.1000 per annum for 1 to 5th AND |
Rs.10,000 for 6th to 10th class
|Family income||must not be above 1 Lakh|
|Mode of Payment||The awardee will be paid scholarship through DBT mode on annual basis.|
Eligibility Criteria for Pre Matric Scholarship for Minorities
To be eligible for the Pre Matric Scholarship for Minorities, students must meet the following criteria:
- They must belong to one of the six minority communities notified by the Central Government, namely, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Parsis.
- They must be studying from Class 1 to Class 10 in a Government or private school, including residential Government institutes and eligible private institutes that have been selected and notified by the respective State Government and Union Territory administration in a transparent manner.
- Their annual family income from all sources must not exceed Rs. 1,00,000/-.
- They must have secured at least 50% marks in the previous final examination.
Minority Pre Matric Scholarship Benefits
The Minority Pre Matric Scholarship provides the following benefits to selected students:
- Admission/tuition fees reimbursement
- Maintenance allowance
- Books and stationery allowance
- Examination fees reimbursement
Types of Pre Matric Scholarships for Minorities
Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jain and Zoroastrians (Parsis) have been notified as minority communities under Section 2 (c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992.
Pre Matric Scholarships are tailored to specific minority communities, ensuring that students from various backgrounds receive the support they need. Here are some of the prominent types:
1. Scholarship for Muslims
This scholarship is exclusively for Muslim students and aims to uplift them through education.
2. Scholarship for Christians
Christian students can apply for this scholarship to fund their pre-matriculation education.
3. Scholarship for Sikhs
Sikh students can benefit from this scholarship to pursue their academic goals.
4. Scholarship for Buddhists
Buddhist students can access financial assistance through this scholarship.
5. Scholarship for Parsis
Parsi students are also eligible for this scholarship, promoting diversity in education.
Pre Matric Scholarship for Minorities online apply
Students can apply for the Pre Matric Scholarship for Minorities online through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP). The application process is usually open from August to November every year.
1. Fresh Application
As the number of Pre Matric scholarships for minorities available in a year is fixed and limited, it is necessary to lay down preference for selection.
Inter-selection weightage is to be given to poverty rather than marks (the applicant is required to submit an Income Certificate as per para-11(ii)). In case of same income, merit shall be generated from ‘Date of Birth’ criteria of applicant (senior is preferred).
2. Renewal Application
There is no merit list generation for renewal cases. Renewal applicant will get the scholarship if one has obtained 50% in his/ her previous year’s examinations (at the same Institute and in same course) and his/ her application is verified by all authorities (as designated by Ministry of Minority Affairs) and approved by State Governments/UTs.
Required documents for apply
To apply, students will need to create an account on the NSP and then fill in the application form. They will also need to upload scanned copies of the following documents:
- Aadhaar card
- Income certificate
- Caste certificate
- Previous year’s mark sheet
- School admission/tuition fee receipt
Minority Pre matric Scholarship Selection Process
Students will be selected for the Pre Matric Scholarship for Minorities on the basis of their merit and eligibility. The merit list will be prepared based on the marks obtained by students in the previous final examination.
Disbursement of Minority Pre Matric Scholarship
The scholarship amount will be disbursed directly to the bank account of the selected students. A total of thirty (30) lakh scholarships are targeted to be distributed as ‘Fresh’ Scholarships, besides, Renewal scholarships.
The distribution of scholarship among the States/ Union Territories will be made on the basis of population of minorities in the States/ Union Territories as per Census.
Pre Matric Scholarship Amount
Actual financial assistance will be provided for admission/ tuition fee and maintenance allowance as given below subject to a maximum ceiling indicated against item concerned For 10 months in an academic year.
a. Rate of Scholarship Admission + Tuition Fee:
- Admission Fee for Class VI to X: Rs. 500/- per annum subject to actuals (both Hosteller & Day Scholar)
- Tuition Fee for Class VI to X: Rs. 350/- per month subject to actuals (both Hosteller & Day Scholar)
b. Maintenance Allowance
- For Class I to V*: Rs. 100/- per month for Day Scholar
- For Class VI to X*: Rs. 600/- per month for Hosteller AND Rs. 100/-per month for Day Scholar
c. Pre Matric Scholarship Amount per year
|Fee||Class 6 to 10|
|Admission Fee||Rs. 500/- per annum|
|Tuition Fee||Rs. 350/- per month = 3500/-|
|Maintenance Allowance||Rs. 600/- per month = 6000/-|
|TOTAL||Rs.10,000/- per annum|
Minority Pre Matric Scholarship Duration
The scholarships shall be provided for the entire course. Maintenance allowance will be given as fixed lump sum amount in an academic year.
The Pre Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities is being implemented/ funded by Ministry of Minority Affairs through the States/ UT’s Administration.
How to submit the Pre Matric Scholarship for Minorities Online Application 2023
To submit the Pre Matric Scholarship for Minorities online application 2023, students can follow these steps:
- Visit the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) website: https://scholarships.gov.in/.
- Click on the “New User?” link and create an account.
- Once you have created an account, log in and click on the “Apply for Scholarship” button.
- Select the “Pre Matric Scholarship for Minorities” scheme from the list of scholarships.
- Fill in the application form and upload all the required documents.
- Review the application form carefully and submit it.
FAQs About Pre Matric Scholarships for Minorities
1. What is the purpose of Pre Matric Scholarships for Minorities?
Pre Matric Scholarships aim to provide financial support to minority students pursuing pre-matriculation education.
2. Who can apply for these scholarships?
Students belonging to six notified minority communities viz. Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi (Zoroastrian) studying in India only and fulfilling the Scheme guidelines are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
3. Are there any specific documents needed for the application?
Yes, applicants typically need income certificates, educational certificates, and a passport-sized photograph.
4. How are the scholarships disbursed?
Scholarships are usually disbursed directly to the student’s bank account.
5. Can I apply for multiple Pre Matric Scholarships?
In most cases, students can apply for multiple scholarships if they meet the eligibility criteria for each.
6. How can I apply online for Pre matric scholarship?
The Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme is online Scheme and one can apply for fresh or renewal Scholarship under any of these Schemes on the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) at www.scholarships.gov.in.
Link to the Portal is also provided on the website of the Ministry of Minority Affairs, i.e. www.minorityaffairs.gov.in.
An online undertaking has to be submitted for registration on the NSP by applicants who are above the age of 18 years and by the parents/guardian if the applicant is below the age of 18 years.
7. What documents are needed to be uploaded on Portal while applying for Pre matric Scholarship?
See the above mentioned List of Documents. Aadhar Card, Photo with signature, Last year Mark list, Residential Proof, Self Declaration of Income Proof, Self-declaration of Religious Certificate, Bank Passbook xerox with IFSC Number.
8. What should be the Type and size of the documents to be uploaded?
The format of the file should be.pdf and .jpeg and the size of each document should not exceed more than 200 kb.
9. What is Institute Verification Certificate?
In order to enable a student to apply for Scholarship under any of the 3 Schemes’ the Institute/ School will have to appoint Nodal Officer and that Nodal Officer should register herself/ himself on the portal (NSP). A format of the ‘Institute Nodal Officer Registration Form’ is given at Annexure-I.
10. What is UID number/Aadhaar Number?
UID number otherwise known as ‘Aadhaar’ number is Unique Identification Number given by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). The Aadhaar Number is required to be seeded (linked) with the bank account in which Scholarship amount is desired to be transferred.
Banks provide multiple ways of linking Aadhaar with the bank account and applicants can obtain the details from the website of the concerned bank or contact the concerned bank with a copy of the Aadhaar card.
11. Do I need to get my Aadhaar Card to apply for Scholarship?
As per the Gazette Notification issued by Ministry of Minority Affairs under Section-7 of Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 (18 of 2016) with respect to the Scholarship Schemes, it will be necessary for the eligible applicants to provide Aadhaar number while applying for the Scholarship and in case, and the applicant does not possess Aadhaar she/he can provide the details of alternative identification documents, as stated in the Gazette Notification,
12. Can I edit the information already saved and up to what time?
You can edit draft/ incomplete information filled by you until you ‘Submit’ the online application. To edit the application, go to the option “Student login”→ enter the Application Id then click on submit ‘login’ button
13. Is there any Application ID?
Yes. An Application ID will be provided to the candidate once his/her application is submitted online. It will be conveyed to candidates through SMS. Students should remember their ID as it will be required while applying for renewal during subsequent years. Receipt of ID does not give itself a guarantee award of scholarship.
14. What should I do if I forget my Application ID?
The process of re-collection of the Application ID is given as below: “Student login-•>Forgot Registration Details?” then enter the basic fields accordingly and click on the button “Get Registration details”.
15. What should I do, if my Institute name is not coming in the dropdown list of Institutes in application form?
You may ask your institute to contact the concerned State Department for their registration through U-DISE/AISHE/NCVT(DGT) code available on NSP portal.
16. What should I do, if I do not find my Course name in the dropdown menu?
You should immediately approach the institute (where you are studying) to login their account and add the concerned Course from the Master course list. Thereafter, you may be able to find the desired course name in your online application.
If the desired course is not available even in the Master course list of Institute login, you/your Institute should immediately approach to the concerned State Department (where your Institute is physically located) to add the course. Name of course and course duration along with the supporting documents must be provided to the State department.
17. How should I check the status of my application online?
You have to login under the option ‘Student Login’ by entering your Application Id and Password. Once login, you will be able to view the option ‘Check Your Status’. Under this option you can check your online status.
18. What is the process of verification of my application?
Your application must be verified at School/Institute level and then at domicile district/ domicile State/UT level. You may contact the concerned verification authorities for online verification of your application within the timeline given on the NSP portal.
Ministry of Minority Affairs will release the scholarship amount, only if your application is verified and approved by all verification authorities. In case, your application is rejected by any of the concerned authority due to any reason, you will not get the scholarship amount.
19. How can I check whether the amount of my scholarship is credited in my bank account or not?
You may check the transaction status on PFMS portal i.e. www.pfms.nic.in under “Know Your Payment” (https://pfms.nic.in/static/NewLayoutCommonContent.aspx?RequestPagename=s tatic/KnowYourPayment.aspx ) option on the home page.
20. What should I do for the successful payment of Scholarship in my bank account?
You are advised to keep your bank account active to receive the scholarship amount (till the disbursal of scholarships). Confirm from your bank that your account is not dormant/closed and also be sure that your account is free from transaction limit or any other conditions till the disbursal of scholarship is made in your account, to avoid any chance of transaction failure/return of scholarship amount.
Please note that in case of transaction failure/return of scholarship amount, there is no provision for re-payment and Ministry of Minority Affairs is not responsible for such lapse.
21. How do I know the name and address of Nodal Officer/ State Department of my State?
The name and contact details of the Nodal Officer/ State Department of all States/ UTs are available under the link of Ministry of Minority Affairs on the home page of National Scholarship Portal.
22. What should I do if I come to know after final submission, that my application is ‘rejected’ by the Institute/District/State verifying authority?
In case the application is marked as ‘rejected’ by the Institute/District/State, the application will not be considered for award of the scholarship.
What should I do if I face some technical issue while applying for scholarship on NSP portal?
You can immediately register your complain through the link scholarships.gov.in/fresh/complaints page or accessing Complaints -> Register Complaints on the home page of the NSP website or call on the Helpline number 0120-6619540 or send mail on e-mail id: email@example.com.
The Pre Matric Scholarship for Minorities is a great opportunity for students from minority communities to pursue their education without any financial constraints.
The scheme provides financial assistance to students to cover the cost of their education, including admission/tuition fees, maintenance allowance, books and stationery allowance, and examination fees reimbursement.
If you are a student from a minority community and are studying from Class 1 to Class 10, I encourage you to apply for the Pre Matric Scholarship for Minorities. The application process is simple and the scholarship can help you to achieve your educational goals.