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Top Minority Scholarships Expiring in December

The applications for various minority scholarships are expiring in the month of December. The Ministry of Minority Affairs (MOMA), Government of India along with other state governments is offering a number of scholarships for students belonging to minority communities, the deadline for which lies between 10th and 31st December 2020. The key objective of these scholarships is to support the education of minority community (Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Jain and Parsi) students at both pre-matric and post-matric level. 

Here is a compilation of all the minority scholarships which are expiring in the month of December. If you find yourself eligible for any of these scholarships, you can apply for them online as specified, within the stipulated application deadline. 

Pre-Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities

Minority community students who are studying in Class 1 to 10 are eligible for this scholarship. They are required to have secured at least 50% marks in the previous final examination. Also, their annual family income must be less than INR 1 lakh from all sources. 

Provider Detail: Ministry of Minority Affairs (MOMA), Government of India

Scholarship Award: Admission fee, tuition fee and maintenance allowance

Application Deadline: 31st December 2020

Post-Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities

This scholarship supports the post-matriculation (Class 11 to PhD level) studies of minority community students. They are required to have secured at least 50% marks or equivalent grades in the previous qualifying examination. The annual family income must not be more than INR 2 lakh from all sources. 

Provider Detail: Ministry of Minority Affairs (MOMA), Government of India

Scholarship Award: Admission fee, tuition fee and maintenance allowance

Application Deadline: 31st December 2020

Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS (Minorities)

Under this scholarship, minority students who are pursuing a technical or professional course at undergraduate or postgraduate level are provided financial assistance. They are required to have secured at least 50% marks or equivalent grades in the previous final examination. The annual family income must be less than INR 2.50 lakh from all sources. Students should also note that they must get admission in the UG/PG course on the basis of competitive entrance examination or marks obtained in Class 12 or graduation. 

Provider Detail: Ministry of Minority Affairs (MOMA), Government of India

Scholarship Award: Course fee and maintenance allowance

Application Deadline: 31st December 2020

Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship Scheme for Minorities, West Bengal

Students, who are domiciles of West Bengal and belong to Minority communities are eligible. They must be studying in Class 11 to postgraduate level at an institution location in West Bengal. They are required to have passed their qualifying examination with the desired percentage of marks. Also, their annual family income must be less than INR 2.5 lakh from all sources. 

Provider Detail: West Bengal Minorities’ Development & Finance Corporation, Government of West Bengal

Scholarship Award: Up to INR 60,000 per annum

Application Deadline: 15th December 2020

West Bengal Talent Support Stipend Programme

This scholarship is open for minority community students who are residents of West Bengal. They must be studying in Class 11 to PhD level. They are required to have passed the previous final examination with more than 50% marks. They must not be studying in any institution outside West Bengal. Also, their annual family income must be less than INR 2 lakh from all sources. 

Provider Detail: West Bengal Minorities’ Development & Finance Corporation, Government of West Bengal

Scholarship Award: INR 2,550 to INR 4,900 per annum

Application Deadline: 15th December 2020

ITC Fee Reimbursement Scholarship, Kerala

Students, who are residents of Kerala state and belong to minority communities are eligible for this scholarship. They must be pursuing ITI courses. Also, their annual family income must be less than INR 8 lakh from all sources. 

Provider Detail: Department of Minority Welfare, Government of Kerala

Scholarship Award: Up to INR 20,000 

Application Deadline: 20th December 2020

Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minority (100 percent State Sector), Uttarakhand

This scholarship is open for minority community students who are residents of Uttarakhand and are studying within the state at a recognized institution. They must be studying in Class 1 to 10 and have passed the last qualifying examination. Also, they must have an annual family income of not more than twice the current below-poverty-line income slab. 

Provider Detail: Uttarakhand Minorities Commission

Scholarship Award: Up to INR 120 per month

Application Deadline: 10th December 2020

Post-Matric (Other Than Intermediate) Scholarship for Minorities, Uttar Pradesh

Students of Uttar Pradesh who belong to minority communities are eligible. They must be studying in graduation, postgraduation, PhD or higher level. Also, their annual family income must be less than INR 2 lakh from all sources. 

Provider Detail: Social Welfare Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh

Scholarship Award: Variable awards

Application Deadline: 15th December 2020

Post-Matric Intermediate Scholarship for Minorities, Uttar Pradesh

Under this scholarship, students who are domiciles of Uttar Pradesh and belong to minority communities are provided financial assistance for their studies in Class 11 and 12. Their annual family income must be less than INR 2 lakh from all sources. 

Provider Detail: Minority Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh

Scholarship Award: Variable awards

Application Deadline: 15th December 2020

Key Steps to Apply

If you find yourself eligible for any of the above scholarships, you can apply for them online through their respective portals. The key steps to follow for a successful application include –

Step 1: Visit the official website of Buddy4Study. 

Step 2: Search for the scholarship name with the help of search button. 

Step 3: Open the scholarship page and read all necessary details. 

Step 4: Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button. You will be redirected to the respective official portals of the scholarships. 

Step 5: Register yourself on the portal and log in to proceed with the application. 

Step 6: Fill in the application form and upload relevant documents. 

Step 7: Submit the application. 

Hurry! Apply today to cover your academic expenses. Furthermore, to know more about such scholarships, please register on the Buddy4Study portal and get timely alerts on email and SMS. 

Shruti Pandey

A professional writer, a creative thinker and believes in living the present.

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