Pre Matric Scholarships Scheme 2021 for Minorities by Ministry of Minority Affairs (Govt of India): Apply by Nov 15: Expired

Applications are invited for Pre Matric Scholarships Scheme 2021 for Minorities by Ministry of Minority Affairs (Govt of India). The last date of application is 15 November 2021.

About Pre Matric Scholarships Scheme

The Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities was announced in June, 2006. It provides that a Pre-Matric scholarship scheme for meritorious students from minority communities would be implemented.

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 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.


Scholarship will be awarded to the students who have secured not less than 50% marks in the previous final examination and annual income of their parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs. 1.00 lakh.


The scholarships shall be provided for the entire course.

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The scheme is implemented through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP). It is mandatory for all students to apply online on the website.

Rate of Scholarship

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.

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)

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 & Rs. 100/-per month for Day Scholar


Fresh – As the number of scholarships for minorities available in a year is fixed and limited, it is necessary to lay down preference for selection. Inter-se 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).

Renewal – 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.


Call: 0120-6619540
Email id: helpdesk[at]

Click here to view the official notification of Pre Matric Scholarships Scheme 2021 for Minorities by Ministry of Minority Affairs.

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