CBSE Scholarship 2023 – A Merit-Based Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child

CBSE Scholarship, a popular name of the CBSE Merit Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Children. It offers financial assistance to meritorious girl students (the only girl child of the family) of Class 10 to continue their studies in Classes 11 and 12. The CBSE scholarship is run by the Central Board of Secondary Education, the pioneer education board of the country.

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This article highlights every significant detail related to the scholarship. It includes key dates, eligibility, application process, selection process, rewards and more.

CBSE Scholarship – An Overview

Scholarship Name  CBSE Single Girl Child Scholarship
Beneficiaries  Single girl children of their parents studying at post-matric level
Provider  Central Board of Secondary Education
Academic Year INR 500 per month
Application Mode Online
Application Link  
Last Date to Apply 18th October 2023

CBSE Scholarship – Eligibility

The CBSE scholarship comes with a certain pre-defined set of eligibility conditions that the girl students need to fulfil to apply for it. These conditions are primarily based on their current qualification, academic performance and more. However, the key eligibility for this scholarship is that it is applicable only to single girl child of a family. Furthermore, the key conditions that they need to fulfil include the following eligibility.

  • The scholarship is open to Indian citizens only.
  • The girl students, who have passed their Class 10 examination under the CBSE in the current academic year with at least 60% marks or more can apply.
  • They must be studying in Classes 11 and 12 in CBSE-affiliated schools whose tuition fee is INR 1,500 per month or less.

Note: The NRI students are also eligible for the scholarship if they are studying in a CBSE school. However, the tuition fee limitation for such candidates should be less than INR 6,000 per month.

CBSE Scholarship – Award Details

The amount of financial assistance that a student receives under the CBSE scholarship is INR 500 per month (INR 6,000 per annum) to continue her studies in Classes 11 and 12. The maximum duration of this scholarship is two years and the amount is paid to the students through NEFT or ECS. There is no fixed number of scholarships disbursed every year. However, considering the statistics of previous years, the total number of scholarships varies from 1400 to 1600 (approx.). Find below the table that highlights the number of scholars benefitting via this scholarship over the years.

Previous Years’ Details of CBSE Scholarship Disbursed

Particulars Details
Total number of fresh scholars in 2014 1570
Total number of renewals in 2015 (for 2014) 977
Total number of fresh scholars in 2015 1631
Total number of renewals in 2016 (for 2015) 938
Total number of fresh scholars in 2016 1321
Total number of fresh scholars in 2018 1333
Total number of fresh scholars in 2019 1288
Total number of fresh scholars in 2020 1367

CBSE Scholarship – Key Dates

Applications for CBSE scholarships are invited every year between the months of October and November. The dates for fresh application and renewal application are not necessarily the same for the scholarship.

Important Dates of CBSE Scholarship 2022

Particulars Details
Last date for submitting the online application (fresh) 18th October 2023
Last Date of Verification of Applications by Schools 25th October 2023

CBSE Scholarship – Application Process

Here is a step-by-step description of how students can apply for the scholarship, including both fresh and renewal applications.

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Steps to Follow for Fresh Application

The fresh applicants can apply for the scholarship online through the following steps –

Step 1: Visit the online application page of the CBSE scholarship.

Step 2: Click on the fresh application to start the application.

Step 3: Enter the roll number for the CBSE Class 10 board examination and the date of birth.

Step 4: An application form will open. Fill in all required details.

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Step 5: Submit the form and note down the registration number for future reference.

Step 6: Take the printout of Undertaking in the prescribed format (as available with the guidelines of the scheme).

Step 7: Fill it, paste a recent photograph and get an attestation from the school.

Step 8: Prepare an Affidavit in the prescribed format (as given in the guidelines).

Step 9: Upload the scanned copy of both the Undertaking and Affidavit in PDF format with a file size of not more than 1 MB in the ‘Upload Document’ section.

Step 10: Once the girl students have uploaded their documents and submitted the application form, they can go to the ‘Print Confirmation’ section to generate the confirmation page. (Note: The confirmation page is generated only for students who have successfully applied and completed the scholarship application. Also, keep the confirmation page safe for future reference.)

Steps to Follow for Renewal

The renewal candidates can apply for the renewal offline through the following steps –

Step 1: Visit the official scholarship notification.

Step 2: Download the scholarship renewal form (as prescribed in the guidelines of the scholarship).

Step 3: Fill in all required details in the form.

Step 4: Attach all supporting documents like the Class 11 mark sheet, a copy of the Aadhaar card, and a Bank passbook/ cancelled cheque (duly attested copy).

Step 5: Send the completed application to the address given below with “Application for CBSE Merit Scholarship for SGC X F – 2 (Renewal)” superscribed on it –

Assistance Secretary (Scholarship), 

CBSE, Shiksha Kendra, 2 Community Centre,

Preet Vihar, Delhi – 110092

CBSE Scholarship – Selection Procedure

There are numerous factors that are considered for selecting the scholars of the CBSE scholarship. To avail of the CBSE scholarship, aspiring girl students require to fulfil the below-given conditions –

  • They must be pursuing studies in Classes 11 and 12 from a school affiliated with CBSE.
  • They must have passed the Class 10 examination from CBSE with at least 60% or more marks.
  • They must be the only single girl child in the family
  • The candidates have to provide an original affidavit in the prescribed format duly attested by the first class SDM/ Judicial Magistrate/ Notary/ Executive Magistrate.
  • The female students also need to ensure that the application form is attested by the Principal of the school where they are pursuing Class 11.
  • The tuition fee of the student in Class 10 should be INR 1,500 per month or less and an enhancement of 10% for Classes 11 and 12 is acceptable.

CBSE Scholarship – Renewal

The CBSE scholarship is tenable for one year only. However, to continue receiving financial support for Class 12, the scholars need to apply for scholarship renewal. It can be only renewed for one year based on them securing satisfactory marks in Class 11. The key terms and conditions that they need to fulfil to apply for scholarship renewal include –

  • They need to apply for the scholarship renewal in Class 11.
  • To be eligible for the renewal, the girl students must get a promotion to Class 12 with an aggregate of 50% or more marks in the Class 11 examination.
  • If they have given up their chosen course prior to its completion or have changed the school, the renewal or continuation of the scholarship is entirely subject to the Board’s approval.
  • The continuation of the scholarship is dependent on their regularity and good conduct as well.


Who is eligible for the CBSE single girl child scholarship?

The girl students studying in Classes 11 and 12 and have secured a minimum of 60% marks in Class 10 are eligible for this scholarship.

What is the last date of the CBSE single girl child scholarship?

The last date for CBSE single girl child scholarship 2023 is 18th October 2023.

What is the scholarship amount for a single girl child scholarship?

The selected candidates will receive an amount of INR 500 per month.

How can I apply for CBSE single girl scholarship 2023?

The applicants can apply for the scholarship by simply visiting the official website of CBSE and filling the application form.

What is the single girl child scholarship in India?

The single girl child scholarship refers to the scholarship that is given to the girl of a family who is the only child of their parents (no siblings).


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