Jul 302016

Pre-Matric and Post-Matric Scholarships for Minority Students (Apply, Eligibility, Last date )

As per the recent announcement from responsible government authority of India the last date for applying Pre-Matric and Post-Matric Scholarships for Minority Students has been extended from 31st July 2017 to 31st August 2017 for the academic year 2017-2018. This will help for those students from minority community who yet to apply for scholarships.

Speech of Union Minister of State and Minority Affairs on Launching

The Union Minster of State and Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announced that the last date for the online submission of scholarship application and renewal has been extended. He said that this decision has been taken as a response to the request that has been made by different people and needy students across the country. This will help the needy students from the poor families to continue their studies.

This scholarship is given to the deserving students of the minority community. The Post-matric scholarship is given to the students of Class 11 and 12 and the Pre-matric scholarship is for Class 1 to 10 students. This scholarship has been given to students who belong to Minority families and community which have low income.

Pre-Matric and Post-Matric Scholarships for Minority Students

Objective of Pre-Matric and Post-Matric Scholarships for Minority Students

Scheme offers Scholarship to encourage parents of academic shining students from minority communities to send their children to school. Many children in India are not able to go to school as their parents cannot afford the school fees. This scholarship basically tries to reduce the burden of the parents and encourages them to send their children to school. Many parents stop the schooling of their children in the mid-way, due to lack of money. The scholarship tries to meet this problem as well. It gives a chance to the students of such needy families to complete their school education. With the help of this scholarship the students belonging to minority communities will be able to continue their education, and with this their chance of better employment will increase.

Eligibility for Pre-Matric and Post-Matric Scholarships for Minority

  • Students Must scored at least 50% marks in their previous final exams
  • The annual income of the student’s family should not be more than Rs.1 lakhs.
  • Only two members from a family can apply for this scheme.
  • Applicant must belong to minority community (Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jains and Zoroastrians/Parsis)

The selection of the application is done based on the poverty of the family and marks that the student has got in the previous exam however, the number of scholarship is fixed per year, more preference is given to the student who belongs to the poorer families, as they need it more to continue their studies. Also 30% of the scholarship is reserved for girl students. In case the 30% of the scholarships are not filled by girls, then it will be allotted to the eligible boy students.

How to apply for Pre-Matric and Post-Matric Scholarships for Minority

The eligible and needy students may fill the application form online and then submit it with all the required documents in the URL which is mentioned in the below listed table. Where by using that URL students can able to renew or apply for new scholarships

Scholarship Details Helpline Number and Last date

 As because of the extension the students who belong to minority families which have low income can still apply for the scholarship. The deserving candidates will be selected and their full course for the year 2017-18 will be covered by the scholarship.

You can email helpdesk@nsp.gov.in or call at Phone: 0120 6619540 in case of any query. Last date to avail this scheme this year is 31st August 2017.


With the extension of the last date on submission, more minority students across the country who require help for studying further will get a chance to apply for the scholarship. It’s great help of poorer students and helps them to continue their education without any fee problems. This scholarship will also encourage more parents to provide proper education to their children, especially girl children.

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