Post Matric Scholarship for Minorities – Eligibility, Application and Award

Post Matric Scholarship for minorities is provided by the Ministry of Minority Affairs (MOMA) for the upliftment of students belonging to minority communities. According to the Government of India, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Zoroastrians (Parsis) and Jains are notified as minority communities.

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Under the post-matric scholarship for minorities, students studying in class 11 to PhD are offered up to INR 10,000 annually to pursue higher education.

In this article, students will get in-depth knowledge about the MOMA scholarship – post-matric scholarship for minorities and its various aspects such as the objective, eligibility, awards, key dates, application procedure, documents and more.

Post Matric Scholarship for Minorities – Objective

The economic and social background of a family can be a major factor in determining the flow of opportunities for a student. More often than not, many deserving meritorious students miss out on some good opportunities due to the sole reason of belonging to an economically weaker section. This leads to an unfair situation that further causes wastage of talent.

The post-matric scholarship for minorities launched by the Government of India serves the purpose of providing financial support to meritorious but financially disadvantaged students. Through this scholarship, the government aims to increase the rate of attainment of higher education among students belonging to minority communities.

Post Matric Scholarship for Minorities – Benefits

The scholarship will offer financial support to deserving students for pursuing studies in India in a government or private higher secondary school/college/university, including residential institutes of the Government and eligible private institutes selected and notified in a transparent manner by the State Government/Union Territory Administration concerned. The scholarship also covers other technical and vocational courses in Industrial Training Institutes/Industrial Training Centres affiliated with the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) of classes 11- and 12-level including Polytechnics and other courses.

This scholarship, however, does not cover any course less than a duration of 1 year. Moreover, the certificate courses are also outside the scope of this scholarship.

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The scholarship will provide financial assistance for admission and course/tuition fees as well as maintenance allowance. The table below shows the detailed breakdown of scholarship.

Post Matric Scholarship for Minorities – Eligibility

Post-Matric Scholarship for Minorities caters to the minority students studying in class 11 and above. So, the eligible candidates for this MOMA scholarship must belong to any of the minority communities. Find below the eligibility requirements for the Post-Matric Scholarship for Minorities.

  • Applicants must belong to a minority community as notified by the Government of India. These include Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Zoroastrians (Parsis) and Jains.
  • The candidates must be studying in class 11 or above. Thus, the students studying in classes 11,12, graduate, postgraduate, technical or vocational courses, M.Phil or PhD are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • Students applying for this MOMA scholarship should have scored a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grades in the previous final examination.
  • The annual family income of the candidate’s parents/guardian should not exceed INR 2 lakh. This annual income comprises total income from all the sources.

Post-Matric Scholarship for Minorities – Awards 

Particulars Scholarship Awards 
Rate of Scholarship Admission + Tuition Fee Admission and tuition fee – Class 11 & 12: INR 7,000/- per annum subject to actuals (both Hosteller & Day Scholar)
Admission and course/tuition fee for technical and vocational courses of 11 and 12 level (Courses of one or more years of duration): INR 10,000/- per annum subject to actuals (both Hosteller & Day Scholar)
Admission and tuition fee for UG & PG level: INR 3,000/- per annum subject to actuals (both Hosteller & Day Scholar)
Maintenance Allowance For Class XI & XII including Tech. & Voc. Course*: INR 380/- per month for Hosteller & INR 230/- per month for Day Scholar
For Courses other than Tech. & Prof. courses at UG & PG level*: INR 570/- per month for Hosteller & INR 300/- per month for Day Scholar
For M.Phil & Ph.D.*: INR 1,200/- per month for Hosteller & INR 550/- per month for Day Scholar

* For 10 months in an academic year.

Post Matric Scholarship for Minorities – Documents Required

While applying for the Post-Matric Scholarship for Minorities, an applicant needs to upload a certain set of documents on the application portal. The following are the documents that a candidate needs to provide:

  • Domicile certificate for the respective state
  • Self-declaration of minority community certificate by the student
  • Self-attested copy of previous academic mark sheet
  • Copy of Aadhar Enrollment/Aadhar Card
  • Income certificate issued by designated state/UT authority
  • Proof of bank account in the name of the student or joint account with mother/father

Post Matric Scholarship for Minorities – Application Timeline

The application timeline for Post-Matric Scholarship for Minorities 2023 is not announced yet. Students must ensure to check the official website at:

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Post Matric Scholarship for Minorities – Application Procedure

Those interested in applying for the Post-Matric Scholarship for Minorities can do so through the National Scholarship Portal or the NSP. The NSP is a government portal for various centrally sponsored scholarship schemes. It provides a one-stop solution for various scholarship-related aspects including scholarship listing, application, receipt, sanction and disbursal. It simplifies the process for students as they no longer need to rely on multiple sources for any scholarship-related aspect.

One can follow the below steps to apply for the Post-Matric Scholarship for Minorities using NSP:

  1. The applicant first needs to visit the official website of the NSP.
  2. One then needs to register as a new user by providing all the required details.
  3. Provide domicile details, name, date of birth, mobile number, gender, email ID and select the scholarship to apply.
  4. Completing this step will generate an OTP. Use this OTP to verify the mobile number.
  5. Use the OTP received on the registered mobile to log in on NSP and fill out the form.
  6. This will generate an application ID and password that can be used for future references.

However, one must note that no changes in the application are possible after the submission of the application.

Post Matric Scholarship for Minorities – Terms and Conditions

The award of this MOMA scholarship is subject to various terms and conditions as directed by the government of India. Some of the most relevant terms and conditions are-

  • 30% of the scholarship will be designated specifically for the girl students. These earmarked scholarships can be awarded to eligible boy students in case there are not sufficient eligible girl students available.
  • This scholarship also covers classes 11 and 12 including technical and vocational courses like ITIs and Polytechnics.
  • Applicants need to furnish an income certificate of parent/guardian issued by a competent authority in the State/UT.
  • Of all the scholarships offered by the central government, a student can only avail the benefits of a single scheme.
  • The scholarship can be renewed in the next year subject to the students securing a minimum of 50% marks in the previous examination.
  • The number of scholarships for minorities available in a year is fixed and limited. In the case of selection conflict, weightage will be given to poverty than marks.
  • Students who have attained the age of 18 years need to provide a self-certified community certificate.
  • From a single family, a maximum of two students can avail of scholarship benefits.
  • Migration of students from one school/institute to another is not allowed for renewal applicants during the period of an academic course.
  • Violation of school discipline may cause suspension or cancellation of the scholarship. Making false statements about receiving the scholarship may also lead to scholarship cancellation.
  • The scholarship awards and allowances will be credited directly to the student’s account under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode.
  • The scheme is a Central Sector Scheme. Furthermore, the MOMA provides 100% funding for the scheme.
  • The Ministry will evaluate the scheme at regular intervals.
  • The Government of India can change the regulations at any time at its own discretion.

Contact details

In case the applicant faces any issue or still have any doubts regarding this MOMA scholarship, he/she can reach out to the concerned authority through the following means:

Phone: 0120 – 6619540

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