MOMA scholarships 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 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.
The MOMA scholarships are of three 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 annually to students of class 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 in class 10 to Ph.D. can apply. The applicants’ family income must not be more than INR 2 Lakh and their marks or equivalent grades in the previous final examination should not be less than 50%. The selected students of this minority scholarship get a scholarship amount of up to INR 10,000 per annum along with a maintenance amount of up to INR 380 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 graduate or postgraduate level. A scholarship amount of up to INR 20,000 per annum is given to the selected students. Under this minority scholarship, the applicants’ family income must not exceed INR 2.5 Lakh. 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.
These minority scholarships are generally announced in the month of July every year. The key dates for the 2018 scholarship applications are highlighted below.
|Name of scholarships||Last date to apply for the scholarship|
|Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities||30 September 2018|
|Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities||30 September 2018|
|Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS||30 September 2018|
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.
|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)
|Class 11 and 12||Admission & tuition fee||INR 7000 per annum subject to actuals (For both hostellers and day scholars)|
|Technical and Vocational courses (Class 11 and 12 level)||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 1200 per month (For hostellers) |
INR 550 per month (For day scholars)
|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 1000 per month (For hostellers) |
INR 500 per month (For day scholars)
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.
In order to apply for the 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 |
| ||The annual family income must not exceed INR 1 Lakh.|
| Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities |
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 Lakh.|
| Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS |
| ||The annual family income must not be more than INR 2.5 Lakh from all sources.|
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 the minority scholarship application form.
If you fulfill all the eligibility criteria mentioned above, you can apply for the scholarship scheme you fall under through this link: https://scholarships.gov.in/
|Name of Scholarships||Name of required documents|
|Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities|| |
|Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities|| |
|Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS|| |
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.
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.
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.
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 scholarship is renewed only when the candidates pursue the same course in the same institution.
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.
The concerned authority declares the result of these minority scholarships during the months of November and December.
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.
This post was last modified on September 24, 2018, 7:16 pm
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