Saturday, 10 September 2016

Pre metric scholarships 2016



The Prime Minister’s New 15 Point 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,  lighten  their  financial  burden  on  school education and sustain their efforts to support their children to complete school education. The scheme will form the  foundation for  their educational attainment and provide a level playing  field  in  the  competitive  employment  arena.  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 fr
om 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  and Union Territory Administration concerned.

Scholarship will be awarded to  the students  who have secured not less  than 50% marks  in the  previous  final  examination  and  annual  income  of  their  arents/guardian  from  all sources does not exceed Rs. 1 lakh.

Muslims,  Sikhs,  Christians,  Buddhists,  Jains and  Zoro astrians  (Parsis)  have  been  notified  as minority  communities  under  Section  2  (c)  of  the  National  Commission  for  Minorities  Act, 1992. The distribution of scholarship among the States/Union
Territories will be made on the basis of population of minorities in the States/Union
Territories of Census 2001.(*This would be changed when figures of 2011 Census is available).

30%  of  scholarship  will  be  earmarked  for  girl  students.  In  case  sufficient  number  of  eligible girl students are not available, then the balance earmarked scholarships may be awarded to eligible boy students.

As  the  number  of  scholarships  for  minorities  available  in  a  year  is  fixed  and  limited  it  is necessary to lay down preference for selection. Inter-se selection weightage is to be given to poverty rather than marks. In case of the renewal applications, such applications would be fully exhausted before the new applications are considered.

The  scholarships  will  be  provided  for  the  entire  course.  Maintenance  allowance  will  be given for 10 months only in an academic year.

Actual  financial  assistance  will  be  provided  for  admission/tuition  fee  and  maintenance allowance   as   given   below   subject   to   a   maximum   ceiling   indicatedagainst   item concerned:

S. No.  Item    Hostellers & Day Scholars
1.  Admission fee from class VI to X   Rs.500/ per annum subject to actual. Rs.500/per annum subject to actual.
2. Tuition fee from class VI to X Rs.350/-per month subject to actual. Rs.350/-per month subject to actual.
3. Maintenance allowance is payable for a period not exceeding 10 months in an academic year.(i) Class I to V Nil Rs. 100/-per onth
(ii) Class VI to X Rs. 600/-per month subject to actual. Rs. 100/-per month

The   scheme   will   be   implemented   through   the   State   Government/   Union   Territory administration.

(i)Scholarship  will  be  available  to  the  students  of  minority  community  studying  in Classes  I  to  X.  The  continuance  of  award  will  be  subject  to  securing  50%  marks  in the previous  examination.  Maintenance  allowance  will  be  provided  to  hostellers  and  day scholars. 

(ii)The  award  will  be  discontinued  if  a  student  fails  to  secure  50%  marks  in  the  annual examination    except    in    case    of    unavoidable    reasons    to    be    certified    by    the Principal/competent    authority    of    the    school    and    recommended    by    the    State Government/Union Territory Administration.

(iii)Scholarship will not be given to more than two students from a family.
(iv)Students should be regular in attendance for whichthe yardstick will be decided by the competent authority of the school.
(v)Income    Certificate;    Income    certificate    from    the    employer    for    employed parents/guardian or Certificate to be issued by the Competent Authority declared by the State Government/ UTAdministration

(vi)The school/institute will certify the claim of student of being an outstation student not residing in hostel of the school/institute concerned.

(vii)Migration  of  student  from  one  school/institute  to  another  would  not  normally  be during  the  course  of  academic  year  except  under  exceptional  circumstances  and  in  the interest of student’s academic career.

(viii)If  a  student  violates  school  discipline  or  any  other  terms  and  conditions  of  the scholarship,  scholarship  may  be  suspended  or  cancelled.  The  State  Government/Union Territory Administration can also directly cancel the award if duly satisfied of the reasons of violation of these regulations governing the scheme.

(ix)If  a  student  is  found  to  have  obtained  a  scholarship  by  false  statement,  his/her scholarship  will  be  cancelled  forthwith  and  the  amount  of  the  scholarship    paid    will    be  recovered,    at    the    discretion    of    the    concerned State  Government/Union  Territory Administration.

(x)The  State  Government/Union  Territory  Administration  will  lay  down  the  detailed procedure for processing and sanctioning of scholarship to eligible students.

(xi)Course fee/Tuition fee will be credited to the school’s/institute’s bank account. Efforts will be made for transferring it electronicall
y through the banks.

(xii) Maintenance allowance will be credited to the student’s bank account. Efforts will be made for transferring it electronically through the banks.

(xiii)The   State   Government/Union   Territory   Administration   will   maintain   normal   and records  relating  to  the  funds  received  from  the  Ministry  and  they  will  be  subjected  to inspection by the officers of the Ministry or any other agency designated by the Ministry.

(xiv)The  student  obtaining  benefits  under  this  scheme  shall  not  be  allowed  to  avail  of benefits under any other scheme for this purpose.

(xv)A    student    shall    be    eligible    for    only    one    scholarship    for    all    sources,    i.e., SC/ST/OBC.

(xvi)The  State  Governments/Union  Territory  Administrations  shall  constitute  a  committee of  the  Departments  implementing  such  scholarship  schemes  to  ensure  that  the  student from  the  minority  community,  who  may  also  belong  to  children  of  those  engaged  in unclean  occupation  and  OBC  do  not  avail  scholarship  from  other  sources  for  the  same purpose and avail only one source.

(xvii)  The  fund  for  distribution  of  scholarship  in  subsequent  year  will  be  released  after receiving the utilization certificate for the previous year.

(xviii)The scheme will be evaluated at regular intervals by the Ministry or any other agency designated  by  the  Ministry  and  the  cost  of  the  evaluation  will  be  borne  by  the  Ministry  of Minority Affairs under the provision of the scheme.

(xix)The  State/Union  Territory  shall  place  all  relevant  details  of  financial  and  physical achievements on their website.
(xx)   The regulations can be changed at any time at the discretion of the Government of India.

As  the  magnitude  of  data  to  be  entered  and  processed  would  be  enormous  and  the scheme  gets  implemented  over  the  years,  there  would  be  a  need  to  engage  qualified skilled  personnel  right  from  the  beginning  to  ensure  that  the  data  based  computerized systems   are   operational.   Qualified   skilled   personnel   possessing   requisite   expertise   to operate compute
r programme designed for this purpose, enter, process, analyse, monitor, retrieve  and  transfer  data  should  be  engaged  on  contract  basis  as  per  need.  Data provided  by  the  States/Union  Territories  will  be  maintained  and  managed  by  the  Ministry
with personnelof similar expertise to be engaged on contract basis.A provision not exceeding 1% of the total budget will be made to meet the administrative and  allied  costs  viz.  expenditure  of  the  States/Union  Territories  for  office  equipments including    computers    and accessories,    furniture,    printing    of    application    forms, advertisement,   engagement   of   personnel,   etc.   This   provision   will   also   be   used   for evaluation  and  monitoring  of  the  scheme,  through  outside  reputed  insstitutions/agencies engaged   by   the   Ministry   of   Minority   Affairs,   Government   of   India   or   by   the   State
Governments/Union Territory administrations.

The  scholarship,  once  awarded,  may  be  renewed  during  next  academic  year  of  the course on the production of certificate that the student has secured50% marks.

The  scheme  will  be  announced  by  the  concerned  State  Government/UnionTerritory Administration well in  time,  by  giving advertisements  in  the leading language newspapers and local dailies/vernacular and by using other suitable publicity media.

The concerned State Government/Union Territory Administration will supply the application forms,   till   such   time   computerized   systems   are   made   operational   by   the   State Governments/UnionTerritory  Administrations.  The  application  forms  should  be  received back alongwith requisite certificates/certifications within the stipulated period.

Funding  pattern  between  Centre  and  States  will  be  in  the  ratio  of  75:25. However, session 2014-

15 on becoming Central Sector Scheme.Funding will be 100%. Union Territories will be provided 100 per cent Central assistance.

The  States/Union  Territories  implementing  the  scheme  shall  monitor  the  financial  and physical  performance  of  the  scheme  at  State/Union  Territory  level.  For  this  purpose,  an I.T. enabled  mechanism  shall  be  in  place.  The  State/Union  Territory  will  be  required  to  furnish quarterly  financial  and  physical  progress  reports  to  the  Ministry.  The  State/Union  Territory
shall   maintain   year-wise   details   of   the   students   receiving   scholarship,   indicating school/institute,  location  of  school/institute,  government  or  private,  class,  gender,  new  or renewal, permanent address and parents’ address. The States/ Union Territories shall place relevant physical and financial details in their official website.

The monitoring of the financial and physical performance of the scheme will be evaluated by  assigning evaluation/impact  studies  to  reputed  institutions/agencies  by  the  Ministry  of Minority Affairs, Government of India.


Scholarship for School Girls

SOF - Science Olympiad Foundation

Girl Child Scholarship Scheme for School Girls

Under CGSS & SOF Scholrships for 300 students of Rs. 5000/- each in India.

  • A School may send a proposal recommending a girl child.
  • Each School may recommend only one Girl Child.
  • All proposals should be signed by the headmaster/principal/head of the institution.
  • Proposal & Application form download:-
  • The girl recommended by the school must be studying in that school/institution from 2 to 10 class.
  • She should score at least 60% marks in previous class.
  • The school should enclose the report card attested by head of the institution,along with the scholarship application form.
  • The marks criteria may be awaited off  for children with major handicapped.
  • Child's parents monthly income must not exceed Rs. 15000/-.
  • All proposals received may be eveluated by SOF.
  • Qualified candidates intimated individually to the school.
  • Decision of SOF is final in selection.
  • The last Date;- 31,October.2016.