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Merit Cum Means Scholarships Scheme For Minorities 2018Merit Cum Means Scholarships 2018 Scheme For Minorities: Scholarship is basically a grant or payment made by the government and other reputed organization to support a student’s education, awarded on the basis of academic or other achievement. One of them is Merit Cum Means Scholarships 2018 Scheme For Minorities.Application form for session 2018-19 has been released on 23rd July 2018. Visit the latest update section below to apply before 31st October 2018.The main objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the poor and meritorious students belonging to minority communities to enable them to pursue professional and technical courses.

Financial assistance will be given to pursue graduate level or post graduate level technical and professional courses from a recognized instit ution. This Merit Cum Means Scholarships is for minority communities provided & supported by the Government of India. Govt of India will bear the expenses of the admission fee, tuition fee, maintenance allowance of the eligible students for 10 months in an academic year. To get the detailed information related to Merit Cum Means Scholarships Scheme 2018– Read Below.

Merit Cum Means Scholarships 2018

As per the latest released official notification, the Applications for the National Scholarship Portal under Central Schemes, State Schemes, UGC Schemes, AICTE

Merit Cum Means Scholarships 2018 Schemes has been released on 23rd July 2018. Eligible students can apply till 31st October 2018 in online mode. Link for new registration and renewal is provided in the application form section given below. 

To apply or renewal for the Merit Cum Means 2018 Scholarships – Click Here

Eligibility Criteria for Merit Cum Means Scholarships 2018

  1. Students who get admission in technical/professional courses without taking any competitive examination will also be eligible for Merit Cum Means Scholarships 2018. However, such students should have not less than 50% marks at higher secondary/graduation level. Selection of these students will be done strictly on merit basis.
  2. The annual income of the beneficiary/parent or guardian of beneficiary should not exceed Rs.2.50 lakh from all sources.
  3. The students should belong to the minority community (Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jains and Zoroastrians/Parsis).
  4. Aadhaar Number is also required for payment of scholarship.

Application Form of Merit Cum Means Scholarships Scheme For Minorities 2018

Eligible candidates must follow the below mentioned steps to register for the Merit Cum Means Scholarships Scheme 2018. The application form for the academic session 2018-19 has been released. To apply, click on the link given below.

  1.  Click on new user or register.
  2. Now, click to continue.
  3. Fill all the details and register.
  4. Login again with given ID.
  5. Registered mobile number will get an OTP.
  6. Enter OTP number and confirm.
  7. Fill the application form.
  8. At last click on “submit”. Save, Download & take the printout of the filled application form.
NOTE: The concerned State Government/Union Territory Administration will supply the application forms, till such time computerized systems are made operational by the State Governments/Union Territory Administrations. The application forms should be received back along with requisite certificates/certifications within the stipulated period.

Important Guidelines For Merit Cum Means Scholarship 2018

Students who are going to apply for this Merit Cum Means Scholarships Program 2018, they are advised to go through guidelines carefully given below.

  • Course fee and Maintenance allowance will be credited/transferred directly into the bank account of selected students.
  • Students who get admission to a college to pursue technical/professional courses, on the basis of a competitive examination will be eligible for the scholarship.
  • The Income Certificate would remain valid for One Year.
  • The State Department will advertise the Scheme every year and receive the applications online through the concerned institutions as per the timeline.
  • 30% scholarship is earmarked for girls students of each minority community in a State/UT which is transferable to male students of that community in case of non-availability of female students in that community in the concerned State/UT. 30% is the floor and not the ceiling for eligible girl students.
  • A student residing in a particular State/UT will be entitled for scholarship under the quota of that State/UT only irrespective of his/her place of study.
  • The number of scholarship has been fixed State/UT-wise on the basis of minority population of the States/UTs. Within the State-wise allocations, the applications from Listed Institutions will be exhausted first.

Rate of Merit Cum Means Scholarships 2018

The rate of scholarship will be as under:

S. No Type of Financial Assistance Rate for hostler Rate for Day Scholar
1. Maintenance Allowance (For 10 months only) Rs.10,000/-per annum ( Rs.1000 p.m.) Rs.5,000/- per annum.

( Rs.500 p.m.).

2. Course Fee Rs.20,000/- per annum or Actual whichever is less Rs.20,000/- per annum or Actual whichever is less
Total Rs.30,000/- Rs.25,000/-

Number of Merit Cum Means Scholarships 2018

During the 12th Five Year Plan, 60000 fresh Scholarships will be awarded each financial year, besides renewals among the students of minority communities in States/UTs throughout the country based on the State/UT-wise population of these communities. The distribution of fresh scholarships based on 2001 census is as under:

State-wise distribution of scholarship among the students belonging to minority communities.

Financial Assistance Provided by Merit Cum Means Scholarships 2018

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

S. No Particulars 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 month
(ii) Class VI to X Rs. 600/- per month

subject to actual.

Rs. 100/- per month

Documents Required For Merit Cum Means Scholarships 2018

The students need to provide the following documents to their respective institutions for verification

  • Student photo
  • Institution verification form
  • Income certificate of parents/guardians issued by the competent authority in the state government.
  • Self-declaration of community certificate by the parents/legal guardian.
  • Self-attested certificate of previous Qualifying Exam/Board mark sheet.
  • Fee receipt of current course year.
  • Proof of bank account
  • Aadhar card
  • Residential certificate.

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