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.
The scholarship will be awarded for studies in India in a government or private school
from class I to class X, 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.
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 lakh.
The scheme is implemented through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP). It is
mandatory for all students to apply online on the website.
The last date for students to apply in Pre-Matric Schemes is 15th October, 2019.
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