Govt. of Maharashtra

Meritorious Scholarships to VJNT and SBC students studying in Secondary Schools

Meritorious Scholarships to VJNT and SBC students studying in Secondary Schools is introduced by state Government of Maharashtra, Ministry of Education. In order to encourage the VJNT students to undergo secondary school, the Government of Maharashtra has introduced this scheme. This Scheme is to encourage students to continue education by providing financial assistance. This scheme will provide better opportunities for increase their rate of attainment in higher education and enhance their employability and empowerment through education. . The scheme will be the foundation for their educational enhancement and provide a level playing field in the competitive employment environment. The social welfare department is providing scholarship to students who belong to VJNT or SBC and also pursuing 5th to 10th class in any district of Maharashtra state. The scholarship will be awarded for studies in Maharashtra only. This scheme will help the students of these communities to study in higher class education and enhance their living of life. This schemes exclusively overcome to the needs of Economically Backward Class.

Benefit of Meritorious Scholarship scheme:

  • Meritorious Scholarships to VJNT and SBC students studying in Secondary Schools provides benefits in the form of financial assistance for pursing secondary education
  • Meritorious VJNT and SBC students of class 5th to 7th will get Rs. 200/- per annum
  • Meritorious VJNT and SBC students of class 8th to 10th will get Rs. 400/- per annum

Required Eligibility and Conditions for applying Meritorious Scholarship scheme: 

  1. Student should belonging to VJNT / SBC category.
  2. Students who secure more than 50 percentage marks in previous year’s annual examination and stood first or second in the class is eligible
  3. Student should be studying in 5th to 10th
  4. There is no income limit for this scholarship

Document Required for Meritorious Scholarship scheme: 

  1. Caste certificate
  2. Caste validity (If Available)
  3. Domicile certificate
  4. Residence proof e.g. certificate from residence authority
  5. Aadhar card
  6. Bank Details e.g. IFSC code, MICR code, Account number, Account holder name, Branch name
  7. School Mark sheets and certificates
  8. Bonafide certificate
  9. Passport size photograph

Application Procedure for Meritorious Scholarship Scheme:

  1. The student should contact to head master for application and form and about its deadline
  2. The application is to be submitted by Head Master of concerned School through concerned Block Education Officer to District Social Welfare Officer, Zillah Parishad concerned
  3. For Mumbai city only proposals are to be submitted to Assistant Commissioner of Social Welfare, Mumbai City

Contact Details:

  1. Candidate can contact to the institute where he/she pursuing education
  2. The office of Assistant Commissioner of Social Welfare concerned District

References & Details:

  1. For more details regarding documents and other help please visit official website:
  2. https://mahaschemes.maharashtra.gov.in/en/education-and-training-scheme.html
  3. https://sjsa.maharashtra.gov.in/en/schemes-page?scheme_nature=All&Submit=Submit&page=2
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