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Empowering Education: Centrally Sponsored Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Students, Jammu and Kashmir 2023-2024

“Empowering Education: Centrally Sponsored Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Students, Jammu and Kashmir 2023-2024”

 

Introduction

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The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, presents an invaluable opportunity for Scheduled Caste (SC) students in Jammu and Kashmir through the Centrally Sponsored Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for the academic year 2023-2024. Aimed at fostering higher education participation and success, this scholarship provides financial assistance to SC students pursuing post-matric studies from Class 11 to postgraduate levels. Selected scholars stand to gain an annual academic allowance of up to ₹13,500, along with other benefits.

 

About the Program:

In collaboration with the National Scholarship Portal (NSP), this scholarship initiative seeks to uplift and empower SC students in Jammu and Kashmir. By offering financial support, the program aims to remove barriers to education and create a pathway for academic success. The scholarship includes an annual academic allowance and additional benefits, providing a comprehensive support system for eligible students.

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Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:

– Be domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir.

– Belong to the Scheduled Caste (SC) category in the state.

– Be enrolled in a post-matriculation or post-secondary course in a recognized institution, college, or university.

– Have passed matriculation or higher secondary examinations from a recognized University or Board of Secondary Education.

– Have an annual parent(s)/guardian(s) income of less than or equal to ₹2,50,000 from all sources.

– Not hold any other scholarship/stipend.

 

Benefits of the Scholarship:

The scholarship includes compulsory non-refundable fees, tuition fees, and an annual academic allowance based on the course category. Additional benefits include a Freeship Card for eligible students, allowing admission to institutions without upfront payment of tuition or hostel fees.

 

Application Process:

Eligible students can apply for the scholarship through the following steps:

  1. Click on the ‘Apply Now’ link on the official website.
  2. Register or log in using Gmail/Mobile number/Email ID.
  3. Navigate to ‘Applicant Corner’ and click on the ‘New Registration’ tab.
  4. Read details, tick the checkbox, and click ‘Continue.’
  5. Select the respective Aadhaar option, enter details, and submit.
  6. Fill in required details and upload necessary documents.
  7. Submit the application.

 

Important Dates:

– Application Deadline: 29th February 2024

 

Selection Criteria:

Candidates will be selected based on the fulfillment of eligibility criteria.

 

Documents Required:

– Passport-size photograph of the student

– Attested copies of academic transcripts and certificates

– Income certificate of the parent(s)/guardian(s)

– Valid caste certificate

– Receipt acknowledging the scholarship awarded in the previous year (if applicable)

 

Terms and Conditions:

– The scholarship covers all post-secondary courses in recognized institutions falling under specified categories.

– Scholarship tenure is for two/three years, depending on the period of the postgraduate course.

– No scholarship for students not progressing to the next level/class.

– Changes in the course of study are not permitted during the scholarship period.

– The scholarship is payable for 10 months per academic year.

– Renewal requirements include good conduct and at least 75% attendance.

 

Conclusion:

The Centrally Sponsored Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Students in Jammu and Kashmir stands as a beacon of hope for those seeking higher education. Eligible students are encouraged to seize this opportunity by applying before the February 29, 2024, deadline. This initiative not only provides financial support but also opens doors to a brighter future, breaking down barriers to education and empowering SC students to reach their academic goals.

 

For more information on how to apply click [HERE]

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