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

CBSE Scholarship, a popular name of CBSE Merit Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child, offers financial assistance to meritorious girl students (only girl child of the family) of class 10 to continue their studies in class 11 and 12. Run by the Central Board of Secondary Education, the pioneer education board of the country, the CBSE scholarship scheme aims at supporting the higher education of the girl students who are also the only girl child in their family.

Are you the only girl child in the family and looking for financial assistance to fund your education in class 11 and 12? If yes, then CBSE scholarship is surely an option for you. Find out what this scholarship has to offer you in this article. It highlights every significant detail related to the scholarship including the key dates, eligibility, application process, selection process, rewards and more.

CBSE Scholarship – Key Dates

The applications for CBSE scholarship are invited every year between the months of September and October. The dates for fresh application and renewal application are not necessarily the same for the scholarship. What are the key dates for the scholarship that you must keep in mind? Get the answer to this question in the table below. It acquaints you with the key dates of CBSE scholarship for the academic year 2020-21.

Important Dates of CBSE Scholarship

S.No. Particulars Details
1. Last date for submitting the online application (fresh and renewal) 21 December 2020
2. Last date to submit the hard copy of application form (renewal) 8 January 2021

More : CBSE Merit Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child 2020

CBSE Scholarship – Eligibility

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

  • The scholarship is open for Indian citizens only.
  • The girl students, who have passed their class 10 examination by CBSE in the current academic year with at least 60% marks or more can apply.
  • They must be studying in class 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 – How to Apply?

What are the steps to be followed to apply for the CBSE scholarship? Is the application process online or offline? How can a student apply for scholarship renewal? Find an answer to all these questions in this section. Given hereunder is a step-by-step description of how you can apply for the scholarship, including both fresh and renewal applications.

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 CBSE scholarship.

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

Step 3: Provide your roll number for CBSE class 10 board examination and the date of birth.

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

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

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

Step 7: Fill it, paste your recent photograph and get 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 the file size not more than 1 MB in the ‘Upload Document’ section.

Step 10: Once you have uploaded the documents and submitted the application form, you can go to ‘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 with you for future reference.)

Steps to Follow for Renewal

The renewal candidates can apply for the renewal offline through 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 class 11 mark sheet, a copy of Aadhaar card, Bank passbook/ cancelled cheque (duly attested copy).

Step 5: Send the completed application to the below-given address 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 – Award Details

The amount of financial assistance that a student receives under CBSE scholarship is INR 500 per month (INR 6,000 per annum) to continue her studies in class 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 vary from 1400 to 1600 (approx.). Find below the table that highlights the number of scholars benefitting through this scholarship over the years.

Previous Years’ Details of CBSE Scholarship Disbursed

S.No. Particulars Details
1. Total number of fresh scholars in 2013 1451
2. Total number of renewals in 2014 (for 2013) 962
3. Total number of fresh scholars in 2014 1570
4. Total number of renewals in 2015 (for 2014) 977
5. Total number of fresh scholars in 2015 1631
6. Total number of renewals in 2016 (for 2015) 938
7. Total number of fresh scholars in 2016 1321
8. Total number of fresh scholars in 2018 1333

CBSE Scholarship – Selection Procedure

What factors are considered for selecting the scholars of CBSE scholarship? CBSE considers certain criteria to select the scholars. If you want to be a winner of CBSE scholarship, you need to fulfil the below-given conditions –

  • You must be pursuing studies in class 11 and 12 from a school affiliated to CBSE.
  • Passing the class 10 examination from CBSE with at least 60% or more marks is also a mandatory condition for the students to fulfil.
  • Only single girl child of the family can get the scholarship.
  • The candidates have to provide an original affidavit in prescribed format duly attested by the first class SDM/ Judicial Magistrate/ Notary/ Executive Magistrate.
  • The 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 enhancement of 10% for class 11 and 12 is acceptable.

CBSE Scholarship – Renewal

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

  • You need to apply for the scholarship renewal in class 11.
  • To be eligible for the renewal, you must get a promotion to class 12 with aggregate 50% or more marks in class 11 examination.
  • If you have given up your 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 your regularity and good conduct as well.

CBSE Scholarship – Udaan Scholarship

Besides this Merit Scholarship for Single Girl Child, CBSE also offers another scholarship with the name of CBSE Udaan. It is also an effective initiative for girl education. Under this scheme, the girl students, who are studying in class 11 will receive free study material (either online or offline) to prepare for the engineering entrance examination. The scheme aims at increasing the enrolment rate of the girls in premier engineering colleges of the country. Know more about this scholarship in the article mentioned hereunder.


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