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Scholarship Scheme for Students of Minority Communities, Maharashtra 2017-18

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open31-Dec-2018
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AwardFinancial assistance
EligibilityStudents pursuing Diploma, Graduation and Post Graduation
Scholarship provider contact details

Contact No.: 18001025311 E-mail Id:

What is Scholarship Scheme for Students of Minority Communities, Maharashtra 2017-18?

Minorities Development Department, Government of Maharashtra announces the Scholarship Scheme for Students of Minority Communities, Maharashtra 2017-18 for the poor and meritorious students who are pursuing professional courses in Maharashtra. The communities that are included in this scheme are Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, Sikh, Parsi, Jain & Jews.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

In order to be eligible, an applicant must-

  • Be a permanent resident of Maharashtra.
  • Have passed the SSC examination from the Maharashtra State.
  • Be a bonafide student of the approved professional institute in India.
  • Have the annual income from all sources not more than INR 6,00,000.


  • The applicants who are not holding any other scholarship will be eligible for this scholarship.
  • The female applicants will get a reservation of 30 percent.

How can you apply ?

In order to apply for this freeship, follow the steps given below-
Step 1: Click here to register as a new user. (Note: Candidate should have a mobile number registered with their Aadhaar card to ensure seamless and fast application process.)
Step 2: Complete the Aadhaar authentication process either through OTP or biometric. 
Step 3: The candidates will receive an OTP on their registered mobile number if they opt for OTP authentication.
Step 4: Complete the registration process by filling in all required details. 
Step 5: Log in using username or password. 
Step 6: Complete the application process for the scholarship.

Terms and Conditions

Award details-

  • The student will get either INR 25,000 or actual course fees, whichever is less as the scholarship.
  • The number of Fresh Scholarships (except Medical and Paramedical courses) is 15000.

Documents required-

  • A copy of passport size photograph with signature.
  • Previous year's mark sheet.
  • Proof of permanent residence. Note- It may be the light bill or ration card or telephone bill or election card or passport.
  • Marksheets of 10th, 12th, diploma and degree. (As per the course requirement)
  • Annual Income Certificate of Parents/Guardians.
  • Religion Certificate.
  • Account details of the student. Note- The front page of Passbook containing the name, IFSC code, Account Number or cheque leaf.
  • Self Employee Parents /Guardian - Self Declaration

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