MHRD is offering scholarship to Class 9 students of economically weaker sections: Here’s how to apply

MHRD is offering scholarship to Class 9 students of economically weaker sections: Here’s how to apply

The Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, is offering a scholarship to exemplary students of class 9, who are impoverished and are finding hurdle in continuing their secondary stage education, in order to minimise the dropout rate in class 8.

This scholarship will encourage them to continue their secondary stage education.

The last date to submit the application form is December 15, 2018.

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, candidates need to fulfil the mandated requirements:

Eligibility criteria:

The applicant must have secured at least 55 per cent marks or equivalent grade in class 8. He or she must have obtained minimum 55 per cent marks or equivalent grade in class 7, in order to appear in the selection test for the scholarship award.

The annual family income must not be more than Rs 1.50 lakh from all sources.

A relaxation of 5 per cent will be given to SC and ST candidates.

Scholarship reward:

Selected students will be awarded Rs 6,000 per annum i.e. Rs 500 per month by the Central Government, which will be eligible for continuity or renewal from class 10 to 12. One lakh such scholarships will be rewarded to students from all over India.

How can you apply:

Step 1: Click on New Student? Register Here.

Step 2: Select the state of domicile, select the name of the scholarship the student is applying for, select scheme type, write the name, date of birth, mobile number, gender, email ID

Step 3: Provide the bank details (Bank name, IFS Code, Account Number)

Step 4: The mobile number will be verified and an OTP will be generated

Step 5: Login using OTP and fill the form

Step 6: An application ID and password will be generated. Use that for the future references.

Note: All the applicants are advised to fill the form correctly, no changes can be made once submitted. The applicants are also advised to fill only one application as multiple applications will lead to the cancellation of the form.

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