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Top SC Scholarships 2020-21 with Deadline Approaching – Expiring Soon

The application deadline for various scholarships which are exclusively available for students belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) category is approaching. The Ministry of Social Welfare Department, Government of India and various state governments offer these scholarships to support the education of meritorious and needy students from SC category at both pre-matric and post-matric level. The last date to apply for these scholarships lies between 15th December 2020 and 15th January 2021.

Here is a compilation of all the SC scholarships which are currently live and will expire soon. Read further to get a detailed overview of the amount of financial assistance being offered, scholarship eligibility and application deadline.

Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students

SC category students who have taken admission at undergraduate or postgraduate level are eligible for this scholarship. They must have completed Class 12. Also, their annual family income must be less than INR 6 lakh from all sources.

Provider Detail: Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India

Scholarship Award: Full tuition fee and other allowances

Application Deadline: 31st December 2020

Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students, Assam

Open for SC students of Assam, this scholarship offers financial assistance for studies in Class 9 and 10. The annual family income must be less than INR 2.5 lakh from all sources. They must not be getting any other centrally-funded pre-matric scholarship.

Provider Detail: Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India

Scholarship Award: Up to INR 525 per month and other benefits

Application Deadline: 20th December 2020

Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students, Assam

This scholarship is open for students of Assam state who belong to SC category. They must be studying in Class 11 or above. Their annual family income must be less than INR 2.5 lakh from all sources. Also, they are required to have passed matriculation or higher secondary examination from a recognized university or board.

Provider Detail: Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India

Scholarship Award: Up to INR 1,200 per month and other allowances

Application Deadline: 20th December 2020

Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students, Chandigarh

Students who are permanent residents of Chandigarh and belong to SC category are eligible. They must be pursuing studies at post-matriculation level i.e. Class 11 to postdoctoral level. Also, their annual family income must be less than INR 2.50 lakh from all sources.

Provider Detail: Department of Education, Chandigarh Administration

Scholarship Award: Maintenance allowance, book allowance and other benefits

Application Deadline: 31st December 2020

Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students of Class 9 and 10, Chandigarh

SC category students who are residents of Chandigarh are eligible for this scholarship. They must be studying in Class 9 and 10. They must also belong to a family where annual family income is less than INR 2.50 lakh from all sources.

Provider Detail: Department of Education, Chandigarh Administration

Scholarship Award: Up to INR 525 per month and other benefits

Application Deadline: 31st December 2020

Dr Ambedkar Grant of Financial Assistance to SC Students Studying in Professional Courses, Puducherry

Open for SC students of Puducherry, this scholarship offers financial assistance to students who are pursuing professional courses at government institutions or government recognized private colleges sponsored by CENTAC. They are required to have passed the higher secondary examination or equivalent to be eligible.

Provider Detail: Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India

Scholarship Award: Academic fees, mess fees, room rent and maintenance allowance

Application Deadline: 31st December 2020

Opportunity Cost to Parents of SC Girl Students, Puducherry

Girl students belonging to SC category are eligible for this scholarship, provided they are domiciles of Puducherry. They must be studying in Class 6 to 10 at a recognized institution. Also, their annual family income must not exceed INR 9,000.

Provider Detail: Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India

Scholarship Award: Variable awards

Application Deadline: 31st December 2020

Retention Scholarship to SC Girl Students, Puducherry

Open only for girl students, this scholarship supports the SC students who are permanent residents of Puducherry. They must be studying in Class 1 to 5 at a recognized institution. Also, their annual family income must not exceed INR 18,000.

Provider Detail: Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India

Scholarship Award: INR 25 per month for 10 months

Application Deadline: 31st December 2020

Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students (State Sector), Uttarakhand

SC category students who are domiciles of Uttarakhand are eligible for this scholarship. They must be studying in Class 1 to 10 at a state-recognized school. The annual family income must be less than INR 2 lakh from sources. The income limit is only applicable for students of Class 9 and 10. Also, the students are required to have passed the previous year examination.

Provider Detail: Social Welfare Department, Government of Uttarakhand

Scholarship Award: Up to INR 3,500 per annum

Application Deadline: 15th December 2020

Prerana Post Matric Scholarship for ST/SC/OBC/SEBC/EBC Communities, Odisha

The scholarship is open for students who are residents of Odisha and belong to SC/ST/OBC/EBC/SEBC categories. They must be pursuing studies at post-matriculation level i.e., Class 11 to post-doctoral level. The annual family income must be less than INR 2.5 lakh (for SC/ST students) and INR 1 lakh (for OBC/SEBC/EBC students). Furthermore, for OBC/SEBC students, the minimum percentage of marks in the previous examination must be 50% or equivalent.

Provider Detail: ST & SC Development and Minorities & Other Backward Classes Welfare Department, Government of Odisha

Scholarship Award: Up to INR 1,200

Application Deadline: 15th January 2021

Key Steps to Follow

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 the 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 for these scholarships today to get requisite financial support for your higher education. Also, register on the Buddy4Study portal to get timely alerts about upcoming scholarships on email and SMS.

Shruti Pandey

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