Social Justice and Empowerment

Pre-matric Scholarship for Students belonging to the Minority Communities by Government of Meghalaya

The Prime Minister’s Programme for the welfare of Minorities was announced in June, 2006. It provides that a pre-matric scholarship scheme for meritorious students from minority communities would be implemented. The scholarship at pre-matric level will encourage parents from minority communities to send their school going children to school, decreasing their financial burden on school education and sustain their efforts to support their children to complete school education. The scheme will be the foundation for their educational enhancement and provide a level playing field in the competitive employment environment. Empowerment through education, which is one of the objectives of this scheme, has the potential to lead to upliftment of the socio-economic conditions of the minority communities. The scholarship will be awarded for studies in India in a government or private school from class I to class X, including such residential Government institutes and eligible private institutes selected and notified in a transparent manner by the State Government of Meghalaya Administration concerned.

Benefits of Pre-matric Scholarship for Students belonging to the Minority Communities:

  • Financial assistance will be provided for admission/tuition fee and maintenance allowance as given below
  • The student will get admission fees from class 6th to 10th of Rs. 500/- per annum for hostellers and Rs. 500/- per annum for day scholars
  • The student will get tuition fees from class 6th to 10th of Rs. 350/- per month and Rs. 350/- for day scholars
  • The student will get maintenance allowance for 10 month in class 1st to 4th of Rs. 100/- per month for day scholars and for class 6th to 10th a Rs. 600/- per month for hostelers and Rs. 100/- per month for day scholars

Required eligibility and conditions for applying Pre-matric Scholarship for Students belonging to the Minority Communities:

  1. Scholarship will be awarded to the students who have secured not less than 50% marks in the previous final examination
  2. Annual income of their parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed 1 lakh
  3. Candidate is permanent resident of the State of Meghalaya
  4. Tuition fee to be credited to schools’ bank account
  5. Maintenance allowance to be credited to student’s bank account
  6. Students availing this scholarship cannot avail any other benefit under any other scheme

Document required for applying Pre-matric Scholarship for Students belonging to the Minority Communities:

  1. Caste certificate
  2. Passport size photograph
  3. Domicile certificate
  4. Non creamy layer certificate
  5. Income certificate
  6. Residence proof
  7. Aadhar card
  8. Bank Details e.g. IFSC code, MICR code, Account number, Account holder name, Branch name
  9. School Mark sheets and certificate
  10. Bonafide certificate

Application Procedure:

  1. Applicant should visit the official website and fill details online. Take the print out of the application after filling all the details in the website. The print out copy should be attached with the all documents
  2. Application complete in all respects shall be submitted to the Head of the Institution, being attended or last attended by the candidates

Contact Details:

  1. Candidate can contact to the institute where he/she pursuing education
  2. Student can contact to the office of director of higher and technical education Meghalaya, Shillong

References & Details:

  1. For more information and application form student can visit the following links
  2. http://megeducation.gov.in/dhte/scholarship/schemes/schprematric-minority.html
  3. http://meghalaya.gov.in/megportal/forms/deptname/11
  4. https://www.scholarships.gov.in/
  5. http://meghalaya.gov.in/megcms/sites/default/files/forms/8pre-matric_minority.pdf
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