Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship, formerly known as Maulana Azad Scholarship, is a national-level scholarship started for the benefit of girl students belonging to minority communities. Started with the objective to financially support the meritorious girl students, Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship disburses a scholarship amount of up to INR 6,000 to the selected minority students of class 9 to 12. Funded by the Government of India and implemented by Maulana Azad Education Foundation, almost 5,89,838 girl students have received the benefits of this scholarship till now.
The previously known Maulana Azad Scholarship provides financial aid to minority girl students to help them complete their schooling without facing any financial hurdle. The scholarship is given for admission, course/tuition fee and maintenance allowance. The details of Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarship amount are highlighted below.
|Class 9 and 10||Tuition fee, books & stationery expenses, boarding/lodging charges||INR 5,000 per student|
|Class 11 and 12||College/School fee, books & stationery expenses, boarding/lodging charges||INR 6,000 per student|
This minority scholarship is generally announced every year in the month of July and it’s deadline falls in the month of September. The key dates to apply for the scholarship in the year 2020 are mentioned below.
|Start of online registration for scholarship applications||2nd October 2020|
|Late date to submit online scholarship applications||31st October 2020 (extended till 15th December 2020) |
Last Date for Online Registration – 15th December 2020
Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship – Eligibility Criteria
Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarship is meant for only girl students belonging to the six notified minority communities which include Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain and Parsi religions. The details of the eligibility criteria are mentioned below.
To make the scholarship application process easy for the applicants, the Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF) allows students to apply online for the scholarship through its scholarship portal. Find below the steps to fill the Begum Hazrat Mahal scholarship application form.
If you are an aspiring candidate who fulfils the credentials mentioned above, then apply for Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarship through MAEF Portal: http://bhmnsmaef.org/maefwebsite/
Before filling the registration form, the applicants are advised to keep all the necessary documents with them. The size of each document must not exceed 200 KB and should be in JPG, PNG or PDF format. The list of documents that the candidates need have with them is highlighted below.
The applicants for Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarship are selected on the basis of their annual family income. The applicants with at least 50% marks in the previous exam are selected for the disbursal of the Begum Hazrat Scholarship based on the lower-income criteria.
Since the applications are open for all the classes, i.e., class 9 to 12, any application for renewal of Begum Hazrat Scholarship will not be entertained. Students need to apply afresh for each class in order to avail the benefits of this minority scholarship.
The applicants can check the status of their scholarship application on MAEF Scholarship Portal by entering their application details such as scholarship category, identification details and date of birth. Click here to check the status of your application.
There are a few terms and conditions that should be followed by the applicants while filling the application form. The details of some of them are highlighted below.
Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarship is a national level scholarship for minority community girl students. Introduced by the Maulana Azad Education Foundation, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India, this scheme supports the education of girl students studying in Class 9 to 12. This scheme was earlier known with the name of Maulana Azad Scholarship for Girls.
The students who have applied for Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarship can check their application status online only through the official website of MAEF. The home page carries a 'Status' tab from where the applicants can track their application status. They must provide details like scholarship category, identification details and date of birth to view their application status.
Yes. Earlier, the name of Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarship was Maulana Azad Scholarship for Girls.
For the academic year 2020-21, the registrations are open till 28th November 2020 and the students are allowed to submit the completed application till 30th November 2020.
The scholarship is open for minority community girl students who are studying in Class 9 to 12. They are required to have obtained at least 50% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate in previous qualifying examination. Also, the annual income of the family should be less than INR 2 lakh per annum from all sources.
In case of any query regarding Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarship, the applicants can contact the Scholarship Incharge:
Maulana Azad Campus,
Chelmsford Road, Opposite New Delhi Railway Registration Centre,
Phone No: Phone: 011-23583788, 011-23583789
A non-profit making, voluntary, non-political social service organization, the Maulana Azad Education Foundation works towards promoting education among minority communities of the society which include Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain and Parsi religions.
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