National Scholarship 2021: Pre Matric, Post Matric, Merit Scholarships to Students, Apply at ‘scholarships.gov.in’

National Scholarship Web Portal is open for students who are studying in India for getting Scholarships. For National Scholarship 2021, both government departments and private organizations offer a large number of scholarships for students pursuing different levels of education across the nation.

However, the Government of India makes the major contribution in this segment. No matter which caste, creed, category or gender you belong to, there is a national scholarship available for you to fulfil your academic requirements. The Government of India hosts a distinctive portal with the name of National Scholarship Portal that enlists all the national as well as state level scholarships for the students studying within India.

The government offers a large number of scholarships for students across India, out of which some are disbursed at national level, and some are disbursed at state level. The national level scholarships include the scholarships offered by departments like the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ministry of Education (formerly known as MHRD), Ministry of Labour and Employment, and others.

Pre Matric, Post Matric, Merit Scholarships and PG Scholarships to SC/ST/BC/Minority Students, Apply Online at NSP Portal. Pre matric Scholarships, Postmatric Scholarships, National Merit cum Means Scholarships to Students and Apply on National Scholarships Portal. Minority Students to apply for scholarships for the financial year 2020-2021.

The minority welfare department has stated that students belonging to Muslim, Buddhist, Jaina, Sikh, Parsi and Christian religions consider minorities as eligible for these scholarships. So, The Department invites applications for Preemptric scholarships and Post Matric scholarships.

Pre-Matric, Post-Matric Scholarships Invitation for Applicants: The Central Minority Welfare Department has issued an application for students to apply for pre-matric, post-matric and merit scholarships. The scholarship for minorities belonging to Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain and Parsi religions for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Government, Private Universities, Institutions, Colleges, Minority Students studying in schools can apply. The Central Govt launched a national scholarship portal for this. Students should apply online by 31-12-2020.

Pre Matric, Post Matric, Merit Scholarships to SC/ST/BC/Minority Students, Apply Online at NSP
National Scholarship 2020: Pre Matric, Post Matric, Merit Scholarships to Students

Pre Matric, Post Matric, Merit Scholarships to Students 2020 – Details

Scholarship NameNational Scholarship 2021
National ScholarshipPre Matric, Post Matric, Merit Scholarships to Students 2020
TitleGoI Scholarships to Students 2020
SubjectMinistry of Education,GoI has released Scholarship Notification
Scholarship FrequencyOnce
Scholarship LevelNational Level
Full-FormMoE Pre Matric, Post Matric, Merit Scholarships
CategoryScholarships
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Scheme Closing DateFor Pre Matric Scholarship is 31-12-2020 and
For Post Matric Scholarship is 20-01-2021
Official Websitehttps://scholarships.gov.in/
National Scholarship 2020 to Students – Details

Govt Of India Scholarships provide to students i.e., a) Govt Of India Pre Matric Scholarships, b) Govt Of India Post Matric Scholarships and c) Govt Of India Merit Scholarships. Closing date for Pre-Matric /Post Matric /Merit scholarships of Central sector Schemes is (For Pre Matric Scholarship is 31-12-2020 and For Post Matric Scholarship is 20-01-2021).

The last date for students to apply in Pre-Matric /PostMatric/ TopClass /MCM schemes is 31-12-2020 for Pre Matric Scholarship and 20-01-2021 is for Post Matric Scholarship. No extension of date is being done so all are requested to final submit their applications (Fresh /Renewal /Defective) at the earliest. UGC Scholarship schemes and Incentive schemes are open at scholarships web portal.

With the Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College & University Students, GOI is providing financial assistance to meritorious students from low-income families to meet a part of their day-to-day expenses while pursuing higher education. Central Sector Scheme student application dates have been extended till 20-02-2021.

National Scholarship Complete List, Eligibility, Process and Awards details are provided here

Scholarships Due dates:

The table below highlights the list of national scholarships

GoI NSP Scholarship NameLast date to apply
Pre Matric Scholarships Scheme (Pre MSS)
a) for Minorities
b) for Students with Disabilities
c) for Education of the Wards of Beedi /Cine /IOMC /LSDM Workers
31-12-2020
Post Matric Scholarships Scheme (Post MSS)
a) for Minorities
b) for Students with Disabilities
c) for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers
20-01-2021
Merit Cum Means Scholarship (MCMS)
a) for Minorities
b) for Students with Disabilities
20-01-2021
National Means Cum Merit Scholarship (NMMS)31-12-2020
Scholarships for Top Class Education
a) for students with disabilities,
b) for SC students,
c) for ST Students (National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students)
20-01-2021
Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College and University Students (Merit Scholarships)20-01-2021
Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For Central Armed Police Forces And Assam Rifles31-12-2020
Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF20-01-2021
ISHAN UDAY – Special Scholarship Scheme
For North Eastern Region
20-01-2021
Apply OnlineScholarships
Scholarships Due dates

Necessary Documents for Apply

  • Aadhar Card
  • Passport size Photo
  • Last year Mark list
  • Residential Proof
  • Income Certificate
  • Self-declaration of Religious Certificate
  • Bank Passbook Xerox with IFSC Code

Scholarship Amount

Scholarship NameScholarship Amount for Per annum
Pre Matric Scholarship for 1st to 5th StandardRs.1000/-
Pre Matric Scholarship for 6th to 10th StandardRs.5000/-
Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional & Technical CoursesRs.25000/- or Rs.30000/-
Post Matric Scholarship for 11th to 12th StandardRs.6000/-
Post Matric Scholarship for Under GraduateRs.6000/- to Rs.12000/-
Scholarship Amount

Income Limit & Pass percentage

Scholarship NameIncomePass percentage for renewal
Pre Matric ScholarshipRs.1 Lakh50% marks in the previous class
Merit Cum Means ScholarshipRs.2.5 Lakh50% marks in the previous class
Post Matric ScholarshiRs.2 lakh50% marks in previous class
Income Limit and pass percentage for Scholarship

Pre-Matric Scholarships: From 1st Class to 5th Class, under the pre-matric scholarship will get Rs.1000 per student and From 6th Class to 10th Class, under the pre-matric scholarship will get Rs.5000 per each student. The students should have One Lakh Annual Income of their Family are eligible for these scholarships and they should pass with 50 per cent marks in the last year class.

Post-Matric Scholarships: From 11th Class to 12th Class Students under the post-matric scholarship will get Rs.6000 per student and Degree, PG Students, under the post-matric scholarship will get Rs.6000 to Rs. 12000 per each student. The students should have 2 Lakh Annual Income of their Family are eligible for this scholarship and they should pass with 50 per cent marks in the last year class.

Merit cum means scholarship: The merit cum means scholarship for students studying in vocational and technical courses will be given Rs 25,000 to 30,000.

Scholarships for Minorities

List of Scholarships:

1. GoI Pre matric, Post matric, Merit cum Means Scholarships for Minority students
2. GOI Pre-Matric Scholarships for Minority Students, Guidelines
3. GOI Post-Matric Scholarships for Minority Students, Guidelines
4. Pre-Matric Scholarships for AP TS Minority Students
5. Pre-Matric Scholarships to AP, TS SC, ST, BC, Minority, disabled students
6. Post Matric Scholarships for AP TS SC, ST, BC, Minority, Disabled Students
7. Top Class Education Scholarships for SC, Disabled Students
8. Post-Matric Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers
9. Pre-Matric Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers
10. National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students – Scholarship (Formally Top Class Education for Schedule Tribe Students) – only for scholarships *
11. Central Sector Scholarship Scheme for College, University Students-CBSE
12. NMMS Scheme | National Means cum Merit Scholarship Scheme(NMMSS)
13. PMSS – Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme
14. Pragati Scholarship Scheme For Girls (Degree) For Technical Education
15. Pragati Scholarship Scheme For Girls (Diploma) For Technical Education
16. Saksham Scholarship Scheme For Differently Abled Students (Degree) For Technical Education
17. Saksham Scholarship Scheme For Differently Abled Students (Diploma) For Technical Education
18. PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child
19. PG Scholarship for University Rank Holders (Ist and IInd Rank Holders)/ UGC PG Merit Scholarships Scheme for University UG Rank holders for PG Programs
20. PG Scholarship Scheme for SC, ST Students for Pursuing Professional Courses/ UGC Post Graduate PG Scholarships for SC/ST Students for Professional Courses
21. Merit cum Means Based Scholarship to Minority Students 2019 for Professional, Technical Courses CS by GoI

National Scholarship 2020

A. Central Schemes Scholarships (CSS):

1. Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA):
a. Pre Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities
b. Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities
c. Merit Cum Means Scholarship For Professional and Technical Courses CS

Scholarship NameDetails
Pre Matric Scholarships Scheme for MinoritiesDetails
Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for MinoritiesDetails
Merit Cum Means Scholarship For Professional and Technical Courses CS (MCM Scholarships)Details
Pre-Matric Scholarships for AP TS Minority StudentsDetails
Scholarships Scheme for Minorities

2. Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities:
a. Pre-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
b. Post-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
c. Scholarships for Top Class Education for students with disabilities

Scholarship NameDetails
Pre-matric Scholarship for Students with DisabilitiesDetails
Post-matric Scholarship for Students with DisabilitiesDetails
Scholarships for Top Class Education for students with disabilitiesDetails
Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

3. Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (MoSJE):
a. Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students

Scholarship NameDetails
Top Class Education Scheme for SC StudentsDetails
Scholarships for SC Students

4. Ministry of Labor & Employment (MoLE):
a. Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Post-Matric
b. Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Pre-Matric
c. Aam Aadmi Bima Yojna Scholarship for Andhra Pradesh Offline

Scholarship NameDetails
Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Post-MatricDetails
Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Pre-MatricDetails
Aam Aadmi Bima Yojna Scholarship for Andhra Pradesh OfflineDetails
Scholarships for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers

5. Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA):
a. National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students – Scholarship (Formally Top Class Education for Schedule Tribe Students) – only for scholarships

Scholarship NameDetails
National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students – Scholarship (Formally Top Class Education for Schedule Tribe Students) – only for scholarshipsDetails
Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students

6. Department of School Education & Literacy (DoSEL):
a. National Scheme of Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education (NSIGSE)
b. National Means Cum Merit Scholarship (NMMS)

Scholarship NameDetails
National Scheme of Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education (NSIGSE)Details
National Means Cum Merit Scholarship (NMMSE)Details
NSIGSE & NMMS Scholarships

7. Department of Higher Education (DOHE*):
a. Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College and University Students

Scholarship NameDetails
Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College and University Students (CSS Scholarships) (Merit Scholarships)Details
Scholarships for College and University Students

8. WARB, Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA):
a. Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For Central Armed Police Forces And Assam Rifles

Scholarship NameDetails
Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For Central Armed Police Forces And Assam RiflesDetails
Scholarships For Central Armed Police Forces And Assam Rifles

9. RPF/RPSF, Ministry of Railway (MoR):
a. Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF

Scholarship NameDetails
Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSFDetails
Scholarships For RPF/RPSF

10. University Grants Commission (UGC) :
a. ISHAN UDAY – Special Scholarship Scheme For North Eastern Region

Scholarship NameDetails
ISHAN UDAY – Special Scholarship Scheme For North Eastern RegionDetails
Scholarships For North Eastern Region

B. UGC Schemes Scholarships

1. University Grants Commission PG Scholarships- MHRD/MoE
a. PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child
b. PG Scholarship for University Rank Holders (Ist and IInd Rank Holders)
c. PG Scholarship Scheme for SC, ST Students for Pursuing Professional Courses

PG Scholarship NameDetails
PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl ChildDetails
PG Scholarship for University Rank Holders (1st and 2nd Rank Holders)Details
PG Scholarship Scheme for SC, ST Students for Pursuing Professional CoursesDetails
Scholarships for PG Students

C. AICTE Schemes

1. Ministry of Human Resource Development – Degree and Diploma Scholarships – AICTE:
A. Pragati Scholarship Scheme For Girls (Degree) For Technical Education
B. Pragati Scholarship Scheme For Girls (Diploma) For Technical Education
C. Saksham Scholarship Scheme For Differently Abled Students (Degree) For Technical Education
D. Saksham Scholarship Scheme For Differently Abled Students (Diploma) For Technical Education

Scholarship NameDetails
Pragati Scholarship Scheme For Girls (Degree) For Technical EducationDetails
Pragati Scholarship Scheme For Girls (Diploma) For Technical EducationDetails
Saksham Scholarship Scheme For Differently Abled Students (Degree) For Technical EducationDetails
Saksham Scholarship Scheme For Differently Abled Students (Diploma) For Technical EducationDetails
AICTE Scholarships

NEC Merit Scholarship for NER Students – Details

D. State Schemes

Pre-Matric Scholarships to AP, TS SC, ST, BC, Minority, disabled students
Post Matric Scholarships for AP TS SC, ST, BC, Minority, Disabled Students
1. Andhra Pradesh + Telangana – Pre Matric Scholarships
2. Andhra Pradesh + Telangana – Post Matric Scholarships

National Scholarships Portal is a one-stop solution through which various services starting from student application, application receipt, processing, sanction and disbursal of various scholarships to Students are enabled. National Scholarships Portal is taken as Mission Mode Project under National e-Governance Plan (NeGP)

Vision: National Scholarships Portal is a one-stop solution through which various services starting from student application, application receipt, processing, sanction and disbursal of various scholarships to Students are enabled.

This initiative aims at providing a Simplified, Mission-oriented, Accountable, Responsive & Transparent ‘SMART’ System for faster & effective disposal of Scholarships applications and delivery of funds directly into beneficiaries account without any leakages.

Mission: The Mission Mode Project (MMP) of National Scholarships Portal under the National e-Governance Plan aims at providing a common electronic portal for implementing various Scholarships schemes launched by Union Government, State Government and Union Territories across the country.

Objectives: Ensure timely disbursement of Scholarships to students Provide a common portal for various Scholarships schemes of Central and State Governments Create a transparent database of scholars Avoid duplication in processing Harmonisation of different Scholarships schemes & norms Application of Direct Benefit Transfer

Benefits
a. Simplified process for the students:
1. All scholarships information available under one umbrella.
2. Single integrated application for all scholarships

b. Improved transparency :
1. The system suggests the schemes for which a student is eligible.
2. Duplicates can be reduced to the maximum extent

c. Helps in standardisation :
1. Master data for Institutions and courses at all India level.
2. Scholarships processing
Serves as a decision support system (DSS) for Ministries and departments as up-to-date information will be available on demand. Comprehensive MIS System to facilitate monitoring every stage of Scholarships distribution i.e. from student registration to delivery of funds

NSP Guidelines for Institutions:

NSP guidelines for educational institutions: Educational institutions should check the student’s caste certificate, date of birth, school / college details during verification.

Only the caste mentioned in the guidelines of the respective welfare department is eligible for their scholarship.

Educational Institutions are required to download and renew the Renewable Eligible Students Data of their respective educational institutions.

Educational Institutions should register the date of re opening of educational institutions on the date notified by the respective department

Educational institutions should scrutinize each application during verification. Doing bulk application verification is strictly prohibited. If there are errors in the scholarship application, the application should be defected

The defective application will remain in the student login. Therefore the student should be informed and the mistakes should be corrected and re-submitted and verified.

Fees and marks should be adjusted by the educational institutions themselves.

All applications should be verified not once but on a daily basis and sent to the Login of the District Welfare Officer and District Nodal Officer of the respective welfare department.

Apply From Here

  1. Is the scheme open for all candidates enrolled in Indian Universities/ Colleges/ Institutes?

    No. Only those candidates who have domicile of the North-Eastern states of India are covered under the schemes i.e., Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland
    , Sikkim and Tripura.

  2. Is there any annual income ceiling for candidates to be included under the scheme?

    Yes, only those candidates whose annual family income is less than or equal to Rs.4.5 lakh per annum are covered under the ambit of the scheme.

  3. Is there any need for uploading of domicile certificate along with the online application form?

    Yes, the domicile certificate/ permanent resident certificate issued by the competent authority will have to be uploaded with the online application form.

  4. Are only first-year undergraduate students eligible to apply?

    Yes, only those students who have passed Class XII(CBSE board) or equivalent Examination of State Boards for the current year
    are eligible to apply.

  5. Are students enrolled in Diploma courses or those who have cleared Class XII exam or equivalent in the preceding years eligible to apply?

    No. Only those students who have qualified class XII exam or equivalent exam during the current academic year are eligible to apply.

  6. Are students enrolled in private/deemed universities (not funded by either Central or State Government) eligible to apply?

    No. The scheme is applicable for students of first-year undergraduate courses and enrolled in the following institutions are eligible to apply:
    1. Universities/Institutions/Colleges included under Section 2(f) and 12 (B) of UGC Act.
    2. Deemed to be Universities included under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 and eligible to receive grants-in-aid from UGC.
    3.Universities/Institutions/Colleges funded by Central / State Government.
    4.Institutes of National Importance.
    5. Institutions recognized by other Statutory councils within as well as outside the States of NER.

  7. Are students enrolled in integrated courses of eligible institutions eligible to apply?

    Yes. Students enrolled in integrated courses are eligible to apply. However, such awardees could avail scholarship only for the undergraduate part of the course.

  8. Are students enrolled in dual degree courses eligible to apply?

    Yes. However, the awardees will be eligible to draw scholarship only till the tenure of the first-degree programme

  9. Are all courses covered under the ambit of the scheme?

    No. The scholarship will be awarded in general degree courses, professional courses, technical courses, medical and paramedical courses (including MBBS, BAMS, BDS, B.Arch., B.Tech.etc.)

  10. What is the amount of scholarship payable to the awardees?

    depends upon course of study of the awardee. For the students pursuing General Degree Courses (BA, BSc, BCom, BMS, BBA etc.) it is
    Rs.5400/-p.m.. etc.and for students pursuing professional degree courses (B.E., BTech, MBBS, B. Pharm. etc. ) it is and Rs.7800/-p.m. for the entire duration of course. The concerned University/ Institute/ College will verify whether the course of study for the candidate is general or professional

  11. Who will verify the credentials of the candidates? How will payments be regulated?

    The Concerned University/Institute/College in which the candidate is pursuing the course of study will verify the credential of the candidate on the National Scholarship Portal (NSP portal).

  12. Will the scholarship transferred in case the awardee changes the institution or course during the tenure of scholarship?

    No. There is no provision for transfer of scholarship

  13. Will the scholarship be renewed if the awardee fails in the first or subsequent years of study?

    No. The scholarship will not be renewed if the awardee fails to qualify in the annual or term end examinations of the course

  14. Are the students who have enrolled in some course in distance mode or have obtained admission through management quota be considered eligible for the award of scholarship?

    No these categories of students will not be considered for award of scholarship.

  15. Can the awardee claim any other scholarship (State/ Institute or other Ministry) during the tenure of award of this scholarship?

    No. Such students will not be considered for award of this scholarship

  16. Can the students apply anytime during the year of admission?

    No. Students can only apply online on the NSP (https://scholarships.gov.in/)during a particular time period as displayed on the website

  17. What is the Eligibility for National Scholarship?

    You are aware of the list of national scholarships, you must also be well-aware of their respective eligibility criteria. Each scholarship comes with a pre-defined set of eligibility conditions that one must fulfil to avail their benefits. If you fulfil the eligibility for any of the scholarships, you can apply for it accordingly within the stipulated time duration.

List of Scholarships

List Of ScholarshipsScholarship Details
UGC Scholarship for PG StudentsDetails
AICTE Scholarships under Pragati Scheme and Sakham SchemeDetails
National Scholarship for All StudentsDetails (NSP)
National Overseas Scholarship for All StudentsDetails
SC Scholarship (List Of Scholarships)Details
ST Scholarship (List Of Scholarships)Details
BC Scholarship (List Of Scholarships)Details
SwD Scholarship (List Of Scholarships)Details
Minority Scholarship (List of Scholarships)Details
Top Class Education ScholarshipDetails
Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

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