Scholarship Schemes in India for 10th & 12th Pass Students
This is an attempt to fill in this information on various National & state level scholarships and Awards for students by the government of India through its ministries, departments and autonomous institutions. This information is useful for the students who are perusing their school level (class 1 to 12) education.
Scholarship is a boon for students, belonging to the weaker sections of the society, who are unable to further their education for some reason or the other. Scholarship is an incentive as well as encouragement for students, who are talented, but do not have the means to study further. There are a variety of scholarships – merit-based, need-based, student-specific, career-specific, and colleges-specific.
Alongside providing free schooling, the government of India and state governments have launched many schemes, scholarships and programmes to raise the level of participation of the marginalized in school education. Aimed to decrees dropout rate, reducing gender gap, motivating students for pursuing higher education and coverage. The scholarships covered in this compilation are given for studies in classes ranging from 1 till 12th, some of them continuing onwards, covering professional courses and (some) up till PhD level. This is helpful in pursuing higher education studies. Say for instance, the NTS which is given from class 9 onwards and subject to the students satisfying eligibility conditions can continue till PhD. In a nutshell, the breakup is as follows.
Per-metric scholarships – which provide scholarships for study in classes 1 to 10th.
Post-metric scholarships – which provide scholarships for studies from class 11 onwards and (some), continue till PhD.
Secondary and onwards grades – class 9 onwards till PhD (NTS, for instance).
Only for senior secondary grades – classes 11th and 12th, such as Maulana Azad scholarship for meritorious girl students from minority communities.
Senior secondary classes – from class 11 onwards and continuing upwards, such as Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana
Secondary and senior secondary grades – classes 9 to 12th only, such as Chacha Nehru Scholarship.
Schemes for scholarship to students from non Hindi speaking states – for post metric studies in Hindi special scholarship scheme for Jammu and Kashmir central sector scheme of scholarship for college and university students under the central sector schemes of scholarship for colleges and university students, the following students are eligible for consideration of award of scholarship. Who are above 80th percentile of successful candidates in the relevant stream from a particular board of examination, in class XII of 10+2 pattern or equivalent having parental income of less than Rs 6.00 Lakh per annum pursing regular courses (not correspondence or distance mode?) from recognized educational institutions.
The central sector scheme of scholarship for colleges students is implanted through the state education boards who disseminate the information about the scheme. The government also facilitates award of scholarships offered by the foreign government for Indian students to pursue higher studies in the respective countries. The selection of candidates for such awards is done strictly on the basis of merit.