What is Scholarship: A scholarship is an award that one student receives from the government for further studies and he will get the financial benefits with the help of the scholarship. The scholarship amount is the non-refundable amount it means once you get the amount no need to refund it back to the government and you will be getting this amount based on your performance and your marks criteria. Basically, central government scholarships are divided into two types they are listed below.
- Pre-matric scholarship
- Post-matric scholarship
Pre-Matric Scholarship: The scholarship that we are getting till 10th standard is called as pre matric scholarship. And the students of 1st class till the 10th class are eligible to apply for the Pre-matric scholarship. In pre metric scholarship you will be getting the amount according to your school fee. Also Read: How to Apply and Get State Government Scholarship Scheme
Post-Matric Scholarship: The scholarship that we are getting after 10th standard is called as post-matric scholarship. And the students from 11th standard are eligible to apply for the post-matric scholarship. In post metric scholarship you will get the better amount as compared to the state government t scholarship.
Necessary Documents for Applying for Central Government Scholarship Scheme
If you want to apply for central government scholarship scheme you need to follow some steps and there are some formalities to perform first of all you need to visit your near by Mee-Seva or other online stores and don’t forget to take your documents and the documents are listed below: Also Read: What to Do After SSC & Polytechnic or Inter (MPC, BiPC, CEC, MEC & Other)
- Aadhar Card
- Bank account pass book
- Income certificate
- College bonafide
- Previous marks memo
- Previous scholarship id number (If Already Applied)
If you are renewing the scholarship then you need the previous marks memo as well as the previous scholarship id number. And you need to submit only Xerox copies of each one in your School/College/University. As you are the citizen of India that’s why you need Aadhar card to prove your identity, you will receive the amount of scholarship directly in the bank account that’s why you need the pass book. If your family yearly income is above two lakhs then you are not eligible to apply for the scholarship, so with the help of income certificate, you can show your yearly income to the government while applying. Also Read: Career Options to Choose After Completing Intermediate (12th Class)
With the help of college bonafide, you can show your present class of studying and Previous marks memorandum helps the government to know your last standard marks, but in state scholarship there is no tension about the marks or percentile (based on the state), just you need to apply within the time with correct documents. If you have already applied last year so your previous ID number helps you to renew without any problem. Note: Income Affidavit can be used for the replacement of Income Certificate (shall confirm before submit).
How to Apply for Central Government Scholarship Scheme
First of all, try to do on your own if you can’t do that personally then go to any nearest Mee-Seva or Internet cafe, where they will submit your form online. They will scan your memo as well as the Identity proof including the necessary documents which shall be submitted online on respective state scholarship state website. After submitting through online now you need to get the printout of scholarship form and submit the same with required documents to your respective school or college. After submitting you need to wait for the whole academic year to complete after the completion of one academic year you will receive the scholarship amount directly into your account, no need to re visit the college. If you are renewing the scholarship then you need the previous marks memo as well as the previous scholarship ID number.
Difference Between State Government Scholarship and Central Government Scholarship
Central government scholarship is totally different from state government scholarship, in state government scholarship, you will be getting some amount directly in your account and some amount you need to claim from the college (as sent by the Central Government), but here in state government, you will be getting the whole amount directly into your account. If you have scored 70% or above, then you are eligible to apply but you are getting below 70% then you cannot apply for the central government scholarship. As compared to the state government you will be getting a greater amount of central government scholarship usually for TS & AP states. If you have applied for state government scholarship you are not eligible to apply for central government scholarship.
Conclusion: As we are the citizens of India we have the rights to extract some of the benefits for ourselves with the help of the government, we should submit central government scholarship every year and get the benefit.