Merit cum Means Scholarship for Minorities 2017

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  • Eligibility: Students belonging to notified minority communities (Muslim/Christian/Sikh/Buddhist/Jain/Parsi /Zoroastrian) studying in India can only apply
  • Benefits: Maintenance allowance of INR 10,000 per annum for hostellers and INR 5,000 per annum for day scholars for 10 months only. Course fee of INR 20,000 per annum or actual (whichever is less) for both hostellers and day scholars.

Here are some common questions about scholarship

Here are some common questions about scholarship

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the eligibility criteria?

A. Students belonging to notified minority communities, namely, Muslim/Christian/Sikh/Buddhist/Jain/Parsi/Zoroastrian, studying in India only and fulfilling the Scheme guidelines, are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Q. What is the application process?

A.  Applying procedures for Scholarship Schemes for both Fresh and Renewal are given below: 

  • Fresh:

Step 1: Go to the home page of website www.scholarships.gov.in and click on Student Login-Register-Select Domicile State-Select “Fresh” to access the application form. 
Step 2: The system will instruct the applicant to fill up the application in five different tabs: (i) Personal Details (ii) Academic Details (iii) Scheme Details (iv) Bank Details (v) Contact Details. Students have to submit the application accordingly. After filing up the personal details, student will get a “Temporary Id (TEMPID)”. The rest of the tabs can be filled in multiple sittings by using this TEMPID and Date of Birth before final submission. 
Step 3: After submitting, a “Permanent Id” will be generated. Student should remember the PID which will be required to open the submitted application and to check the online application status further. 

  • Renewal:

Step 1: Go to the option Student LoginàRegisteràselect <>Domicile Stateà Select “Renewal”.
Step 2: Renewal Students have to enter their Bank Account no. and Date of Birth which was entered in previous year (i.e. 2014-15) while applying for online scholarship on www.momascholarship.gov.in.
Step 3: Next procedure will remain the same as Fresh Registration.

Q. How many candidates will get the scholarship?

A. 60,000 fresh scholarships will be awarded each financial year, besides renewals among the students of minority communities in States/UTs throughout the country based on the State/UT-wise population of these communities.

Q. What are the important dates?

A. For Merit cum Means based Scholarship: In case of Fresh applications for the year 2017-18, students can apply till 30/09/2017.

Q. What is the objective?

A. The objective of the Scheme is to provide financial assistance to the poor and meritorious students belonging to minority communities to enable them to pursue professional and technical courses.

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