Having the second highest literacy rate in the country, Maharashtra has surely emerged as an education hub. Housing 1 central university, 19 state universities and 21 deemed universities, the state has shown tremendous progression over the years in the realm of higher education. This further creates a handful of opportunities for students residing in Maharashtra and those coming from different corners of the nation.

One of the major driving forces behind such dynamic growth in literacy rate is scholarships offered by the state government to uplift the standard of education within the state. Here is a list of top 6 scholarships that are meant exclusively for the students of Maharashtra.

Post-matric Scholarship for Disabled, Maharashtra

With the objective to encourage students with disability to pursue higher education, the Government of Maharashtra has introduced Post-matric scholarship. The students studying in Class 11 to post-graduation level are eligible to apply for this scholarship and can win up to INR 1200 per month.

Pre-Upper Primary and Pre-Secondary Scholarship, Maharashtra

For all the students of Maharashtra studying in Class 5 to 8, the government has introduced this scholarship. Rewarded on the basis of a competitive exam, the students are eligible to win a scholarship amount of up to INR 1500.

Post Matric Scholarship to OBC Students, Maharashtra

Introduced as an initiative to encourage OBC students to pursue post-matric courses, the Government of Maharashtra has announced Post Matric Scholarships. The students fulfilling the eligibility criteria can stand a chance to win scholarship up to INR 425 per month.

Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj Merit Scholarship to SC Students, Maharashtra

The students of Maharashtra, belonging to the SC category, can apply for this scholarship that has been introduced by the Social Justice and Special Assistance Department of Government of Maharashtra. The selected students under this scheme will receive scholarship of INR 300 per month for 10 months.

Book Bank for SC Students, Maharashtra

If you are an SC student enrolling in Medical, Law, Engineering, Veterinary and Agriculture courses, you can avail this book grant that offers 1 set of books for the course you have applied and scholarship up to INR 7,500.

Award of Scholarship to Backward Class Students in High Schools, Maharashtra

To award the academic excellence of students belonging to backward class and studying in class 5 to 10, the Government of Maharashtra has introduced this scholarship. The shortlisted students will receive a scholarship of up to INR 100 per month that comes to around INR 1000 per annum.

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