MOMA Scholarships 2022 – Online Application, Minority Scholarships

MOMA scholarships 2022 are minority scholarships initiated by the Ministry of Minority Affairs. Under the MOMA scholarship scheme, students belonging to the minority communities of Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Jain and Zoroastrian (Parsi) can avail Pre-matric scholarships, Post-matric scholarships and Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses. The winners of these national minority scholarships receive a scholarship amount of up to INR 20,000 per annum. The Government of India intends to disburse 30 lakh scholarships under pre-matric scholarship scheme, 5 Lakh scholarships under post-matric scholarship scheme and 60,000 scholarships under merit-cum-means scholarship for technical or professional courses at graduate or postgraduate level.

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Latest Update

The applications for MOMA Scholarships 2022-23 have started. The last date for students to submit the applications for Post-Matric and MCM schemes  is 31st October 2022 whereas, for the Pre-Matric schemes and Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship for Minorities Girls, it is 30th September 2022

MOMA Scholarships 2022 – Types

1. Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities

Initiated to support minority students’ studies at the pre-matric level, the scholarship awards up to INR 600 monthly to students in classes 1 to 10. To be eligible to apply for this pre-matric minority scholarship, applicants’ family income must not be more than INR 1 Lakh and their score in the previous final examination should not be less than 50%.

2. Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities

Under the post-matric scholarship scheme, minority students studying from classes 11 to Ph.D. can apply. The applicants’ family income must not be more than INR 2 Lakhs and their marks or equivalent grades in the previous final examination should not be less than 50%. The selected students of this national minority scholarship get a scholarship amount of up to INR 10,000 per annum along with a maintenance amount of up to INR 1200 per month.

3. Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS

The merit-cum-means scholarship under the MOMA scheme is meant for students who wish to pursue professional or technical courses at the graduate or postgraduate level. A scholarship amount of up to INR 20,000 per annum is given to the selected students. Under this national minority scholarship, the applicants’ family income must not exceed INR 2.5 Lakhs. Also, the applicants must have scored at least 50% marks in their previous final exam in order to be eligible for this minority scholarship.

4. Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship for Minorities Girls

The Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship under the MOMA scheme is meant to identify, support, and help female students from National Minorities who are unable to finish their education owing to a lack of funding. A scholarship amount up to Rs. 6,000 for the students of Class 9 to 12. Under this scholarship, the applicants’ family income must not exceed INR 2 Lakhs. Applicants must be girls from one of the national minority groups and they must be enrolled in Class 9 to 12. Also, the applicants must have scored at least 50% marks in their previous final exam in order to be eligible for this minority scholarship.

Find below the complete details of these scholarships.

MOMA Scholarships – Key Dates

These national minority scholarships are generally announced in the month of August every year. However, this year, the scholarship was announced on 2nd July 2022. The key dates for 2022 scholarship applications are highlighted below.

Scholarship Last Date To Apply Defective Verification Last Date Institute Verification Last Date
Pre Matric Scholarship for Minorities 30th September 2022 16th October 2022 16th October 2022
Post Matric Scholarship for Minorities 31st October 2022 15th November 2022 15th November 2022
Merit cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS 31st October 2022 15th November 2022 15th November 2022
Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship for Minorities Girls 30th September 2022 16th October 2022 16th October 2022

MOMA Scholarships – Rewards

The students selected for these minority scholarships receive financial assistance for the entire course in the form of admission, course/tuition fee and maintenance allowance. The maintenance allowance is given to students for a period of 10 months in an academic year. The details of scholarship amounts are highlighted below.

MOMA Scholarships – Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities:

Class Particulars Amount
Class 6 to 10 Admission fee INR 500 per annum subject to actuals (For both day scholars and hostellers)
Class 6 to 10 Tuition fee INR 350 per month subject to actuals (For both day scholars and hostellers)
Class 1 to 5 Maintenance allowance INR 100 per month (For day scholars)
Class 6 to 10 Maintenance allowance INR 600 per month (For hostellers)

INR 100 per month (For day scholars)

MOMA Scholarships – Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities:

Class Particulars Amount
Class 11 and 12 Admission & tuition fee INR 7,000 per annum subject to actuals (For both hostellers and day scholars)
Technical and Vocational courses (Class 11 and 12 levels) Admission & course/tuition fee INR 10,000 per annum subject to actuals (For both hostellers and day scholars)
UG & PG level Admission & tuition fee INR 3,000 per annum subject to actuals (For both hostellers and day scholars)
Class 11 and 12 including both technical & vocational courses Maintenance allowance INR 380 per month (For hostellers)

INR 230 per month (For day scholars)

UG & PG level (For courses other than Technical & Professional courses) Maintenance allowance INR 570 per month (For hostellers)

INR 300 per month (For day scholars)

M.Phil. & Ph.D. Maintenance allowance INR 1,200 per month (For hostellers)

INR 550 per month (For day scholars)

MOMA Scholarships – Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS:

Class Particulars Amount
Graduation & Postgraduation (Technical & Professional courses) Course fee INR 20,000 per annum subject to actuals whichever is less (For both day scholars and hostellers)
  Maintenance allowance INR 1,000 per month (For hostellers)

INR 500 per month (For day scholars)

MOMA Scholarships – Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship for Minorities Girls

Class Particulars Amount
Class 9 to 12 Scholarship Amount of scholarship will be provided Rs.5,000 each for Class 9 & 10 and Rs.6,000 each for Class 11 & 12.

Note: 85 reputed premier institutions have been listed under Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses. Selected students of these institutes are eligible for the reimbursement of full course fees.

MOMA Scholarships – Eligibility

In order to apply for the national minority scholarships, the students belonging to minority communities must be studying in India in a government or private institution selected and notified by the concerned State Government/Union Territory Administration in a transparent manner. The details about the eligibility criteria are highlighted below.

Name of scholarships Educational Qualifications Family Income
Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities

 

  • Students must be studying in classes 1 to 10.
  • Students must have scored at least 50% marks in the previous final exam.
The annual family income must not exceed INR 1 Lakh.
Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities

 

  • Students of classes 11 and 12 are eligible under this scholarship scheme.
  • Students who have taken admission in technical and vocational courses in ITI/Industrial Training Centres affiliated with NCVT (at class 11 & 12 level) can also apply.
  • Students who are pursuing Polytechnics and other courses are also eligible to apply.
  • Students must have scored at least 50% marks in the previous final exam.

Note: Certificate courses and any other courses of less than one-year duration are not covered under this scheme.

The annual family income must not be more than INR 2 Lakhs.
Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS

 

  • Students who have taken admission in technical/professional courses at the graduate or postgraduate level are eligible to apply.
  • Students must have secured not less than 50% marks in the previous final exam.
The annual family income must not be more than INR 2.5 Lakhs from all sources.

Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship for Minorities Girls

  • Female students from any National Minority Group who are studying in Classes 9 to 12..
  • They must have scored at least 50% marks in the previous final exam.
The annual family income must not be more than INR 2 Lakhs.

MOMA Scholarships – Application Process

If you are eligible for any of these minority scholarships, you can apply for it online through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP). Follow the steps mentioned below to fill out the minority scholarship application form.

  • First, the fresh applicants need to register on NSP Portal as a new user by providing correct information.

 

  • The applicants are advised to keep with them all the necessary documents while applying for their desired scholarship scheme.
  • The applicants are required to provide information regarding their educational qualifications, Aadhaar Number, School/College Enrolment Number, Bank details, and the State of Domicile while filling out the registration form.
  • The applicants’ application ID is generated on the basis of their domicile state. This application ID is also used as the ‘Login ID’ on NSP Portal and future references.
  • The candidates also need to select the relevant scholarship category they are applying under. For example, an applicant studying in classes 1 to 10 must choose the pre-matric scholarship scheme while filling out the form.
  • Details like the applicant’s name, date of birth, email ID, identification details and mobile number must be filled carefully.
  • After filling the registration form, an OTP is generated using which the applicant must log in and fill the scholarship application form. Applicants must upload the necessary document and submit the application form.

Candidates fulfilling all the eligibility criteria mentioned above can apply for the scholarship scheme through the official NSP link: https://scholarships.gov.in/

MOMA Scholarships – Instructions for Filling Bank Details

  • The applicants must select the name of their bank/branch carefully from the drop-down list.
  • Students are advised to first get their bank account number and IFS code verified by their concerned bank branch and then provide the correct account number while applying for the MOMA scholarships.
  • In case of an incorrect account number, the scholarship will be cancelled.
  • Students must check the status of their ‘Know your Customer’ (KYC). They must get it done if required for the successful disbursal of the scholarship amount in their account.
  • The bank account must be in the name of the applicant.
  • In case of transaction failure, the Ministry of Minority Affairs will not be responsible.

MOMA Scholarships – Key Documents

Name of Scholarships Name of required documents
Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities
  • Applicant’s passport size photo
  • Parent/Guardian’s income certificate issued by a competent authority
  • Community certificate attested by parent/guardian or self-attested in case the applicant is 18 years old
  • Self-attested certificate of previous qualifying exam/board mark sheet
  • Bank details and Aadhaar Card for identification purposes
  • Residential/Domicile certificate

Note: The students are not required to upload the documents online. However, they need to submit the hard copies of all the documents to their respective institution.

Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities
  • Applicant’s passport size photo
  • Income certificate
  • Self-certified community certificate
  • Self-attested certificate of ‘Previous Academic Mark sheet’ as filled in the form (in case of fresh applications)
  • Self-attested certificate of previous year’s mark sheet as filled in the form (in case of renewal)
  • Fee receipt of current course year
  • Proof that the bank account is in the name of the applicant
  • Residential certificate
  • Aadhaar card or Aadhaar enrolment number

Note: The students need to upload documents online if the scholarship amount is more than INR 50,000 or else they need to provide hard copies of all the documents to their institution.

Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS
  • Passport size photo of the applicant
  • Income certificate
  • Self-certified community certificate
  • Self-attested certificate of previous year’s mark sheet
  • Fee receipt of current course year
  • Bank account details
  • Residential/Domicile certificate
  • Aadhaar card or Aadhaar enrolment number

Note: The students need to upload documents online if the scholarship amount is more than INR 50,000 or else they need to provide the hard copies of all the documents to their institution.

Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship for Minorities Girls
  • Income certificate, issued from a Competent Authority in the State/UTs Governments is required in respect of the parent/guardian of the student.
  • Aadhaar Enrolment ID (EID) slip or a copy of the request made for Aadhaar enrolment.
  • A Self-Certified community certificate is required from a student who has attained 18 years of age. For others, the Community Certificate certified by the parent/guardian of the student is required.
  • Bank passbook with photograph/Ration Card/Permanent Account Number (PAN) Card issued by the Income Tax Department or Passport or Certificate of Identity having a photo of such student issued by a Headmaster or Principal of School under the official seal of the school/Driving license issued by the Licensing Authority under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988) or any other documents specified by the State Government or Union territory Administration.

MOMA Scholarships – Selection Process

Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities:

The candidates applying for this minority scholarship are selected on the basis of the applicants’ economic conditions. In case of similar financial conditions, the preference is given to the applicant who is older.

Post-matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities:

The recipients of post-matric scholarships will be selected on the basis of the financial situation of the candidates. The older candidate is preferred for the scholarship in case of similar family income.

Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS:

The applicants are selected for this minority scholarship on the basis of merit, i.e., percentage/marks of last academic course/board (higher secondary/graduation) exam.

Note: In State-wise allocations, the first preference is given to the applications from listed institutions in the merit list.

Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship for Minorities Girls:

The selection of eligible students is based on the percentage of marks obtained by the candidates in qualifying exam and families’  annual income.

MOMA Scholarships – Renewal policy

The scholarships provided to the selected students may be renewed in the next academic year of the course. In order to get the scholarship renewed, the candidates submit a certificate to prove that they have secured at least 50% marks in the previous year’s examination. The national minority scholarship is renewed only when the candidates pursue the same course in the same institution.

MOMA Scholarships – Terms & Conditions

There are a few terms and conditions that must be adhered to by the applicants while applying for these minority scholarships. The details of some of them are highlighted below.

  • 30% of these scholarships are reserved for girl students of each minority community in a State/UT. The scholarships can be transferred to the male candidates of the same community in case of a shortage of female candidates.
  • Not more than two students from a family would receive the scholarship meant for minorities.
  • Students must regularly attend the class.
  • In case of any violation of the institute/school’s discipline or any conditions of the scholarships by the student, the scholarship is liable to be cancelled or suspended.
  • The candidates must not provide any false information to obtain a scholarship as it would lead to the cancellation of the scholarship. If the candidate has been paid the scholarship amount, the concerned State/UT Government recovers it.
  • The candidates receive their scholarship amount directly in their bank account through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).
  • The candidates cannot avail the benefits of any other scholarship scheme if he/she is obtaining benefits from MOMA scholarship scheme.

MOMA Scholarships – Duration

  • The selected students will receive a scholarship for the entire course.
  • The maintenance allowance is given annually as a fixed lump sum amount.

MOMA Scholarships – Result

The concerned authority declares the result of these minority scholarships during the months of November and December after the completion of application verification and scrutiny.

About MOMA

Ministry of Minority Affairs also known as MOMA works towards solving the issues related to the notified minority communities which comprise of Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi and Jain religions. MOMA formulates plans and policies, regulates, coordinates and evaluates the development programmes for the benefit of minority communities of India.

MOMA Scholarships – FAQs

✔️ How can a student apply for MOMA scholarships?

The students who find themselves eligible for any of the MOMA scholarships can apply for them online through the National Scholarship Portal. The applications for these scholarships are generally announced in the month of August and continue till November. The students have ample amount of time to fill the applications. However, the students are advised to apply in advance in order to avoid any last-minute rush. To begin with, the candidates have to register on the portal and then log in to proceed with the application procedure.

✔️ What is the last date to apply for MOMA scholarships 2022-23?

The last date to apply for MOMA scholarships 2022-23 is 31st October 2022 (for Post-Matric/MCM) and 30th September 2022 (for Pre-Matric and Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship). These scholarships are generally announced in the month of August and their applications continue till the month of November.

✔️ How can a student edit his/her MOMA scholarship form?

The provision to edit the application form is given to students until they submit the form. Once the application gets submitted, the students are not allowed to make any changes in the application. However, in the process of filling the form, they can edit the information entered by logging into their user dashboards with the help of application ID and password. The students are hereby advised to make sure that they have entered the correct information in the form before submitting it.

✔️ How can a student check his/her MOMA scholarship application status?

Since the applications for MOMA scholarships are invited through the National Scholarship Portal, there is a provision to check the application status after logging into the user dashboard. The students can log in to their user dashboard using the application ID and password and click on 'Check your Status' button to get the actual status of their applications.

✔️ How to check the scholarship payment status?

To check whether the scholarship amount has been deposited in the applicant's account or not, the students can track the payment status through the PFMS (Public Financial Management System) portal of Government of India. Visit the official website of PFMS and click on 'Track NSP Payments' button. Provide the bank details and the scholarship application ID to get the actual status.

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List of State Scholarship portal are as follows:

Scholarships for Uttar Pradesh UP Scholarship
Scholarships for Maharashtra Mahadbt
Post Matric Scholarships disbursements through ePass Epass Scholarship
Jnanabhumi online portal of Government of Andhra Pradesh Jnanabhumi
scholarship portal of Jharkhand E Kalyan Scholarship
Government of Madhya Pradesh, MP scholarships MP Scholarship
Karnataka education board, ePASS Karnataka Epass Karnataka Scholarship
TS epass scholarship is offrering by Telangana Govt Telangana Epass
Scholarship Portal Government of Punjab Punjab Scholarship
E-Grantz portal, Government of Kerala E Grantz
Minorities under Government of Karnataka, GOKDOM Gokdom
Oasis scholarship portal, West Bengal scholarships Oasis Scholarship
Chhattisgarh Scholarship Portal CG Scholarship Portal
SJE Rajasthan Scholarship Portal, Government of Rajasthan SJE Scholarship
Digital Gujarat scholarship, Government of Gujarat. Gujarat Scholarship
HP ePass scholarship portal, Himachal Pradesh HP Epass Scholarship
West Bengal Scholarship Schemes, West Bengal West Bengal Scholarship
Government of Bihar Post-Matric scholarship SC/ST/BC/EBC Bihar Scholarship
Scholarship for BC, MBC and Minorities, Govt of TamilNadu TN Scholarship

 

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