Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students

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In pursuance of the announcement of the Finance Minister in the general budged, regarding the introduction of a new pre-matric scholarship scheme for needy students belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the introduction of a new Centrally-sponsored Scheme of Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC students studying in class 9 & 10. The scheme will be implemented from 1 July of the current year.

The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to needy students belonging to SC/ST category and studying in 9th or 10th. The scholarship will be awarded through the respective Governments of States, for the students of Indian citizenship/nationality. Candidates studying in other state than their domicile will have to apply through their domicile states for this scholarship.

Students belonging to SC/ST category, whose parents’ income does not exceed 200,000 per annum, currently not availing any other centrally funded scholarship and studying full time in the State Board recognized or Govt. schools shall only be eligible for the scholarship only for one year i.e. if a students repeats the class then he/she will not be eligible for the it in the subsequent years.

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