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SC ST OBC Scholarship - All you need to know

SC ST OBC Scholarship – All You Need to Know

by Anup Chowdhury
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SC ST OBC Scholarship is run by the Government of India and the state governments to help students pursue their studies at different levels. The centrally-funded scholarships are sponsored by the Government of India and disbursed by different states while the state-funded scholarships are sponsored and disbursed by respective state governments only. An SC ST OBC Scholarship offers suitable financial assistance to SC/ST/OBC candidates at both pre-matric and post-matric level of study.Scholarship Registration, Find New Scholarship

In this article, we will summarise all the major scholarships for SC/ST/OBC category. This includes a glimpse on eligibility conditions, types of awards, application and selection process and other conditions. This article will prepare you beforehand about each SC ST OBC scholarship.

SC ST OBC Scholarship – OBC Scholarships

OBC scholarships are a distinctive type of SC ST OBC Scholarship which majorly focuses on providing financial assistance to students belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC). These scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and means. Mainly, there are 6 types of OBC scholarships awarded to students namely, National Fellowship for OBC, Central Sector Scheme of National Overseas, ONGC Scholarships, Pre-matric & Post-matric OBC scholarships and Merit Scholarships for OBC, Delhi. The following table provides information on the types of OBC scholarships, government or private aid, amount of scholarship and application deadline.

Detailed List of OBC Scholarships
S.No. Scholarship Government/Private Number of Scholarship Tentative application period*
1. National Fellowship for OBC Government 300 July-August
2. Central Sector Scheme of National Overseas Government 25 July-October
3. Merit Scholarship for OBC Students (Delhi) State Govt Delhi NA March- April
4. Merit Scholarship for OBC students in Technical Education (Delhi) State Govt Delhi NA March-April
5. ONGC Scholarship Non-Government 1000 September- October
6. Pre-matric Scholarship Every State Government NA September-December
7. Post-matric Scholarship Every State Government NA September-December

OBC National Fellowship

The national fellowship is an initiative of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India to financially aid OBC students and enable them to pursue higher education leading to degrees such as M.Phil. and PhD. The candidates need to visit the official website of UGC to apply for the scholarship.

OBC Central Sector Scheme of National Overseas

The national overseas scheme is for selected OBC students or professionals who wish to pursue a Masters or PhD in a foreign university. The PhD candidates are offered fellowship for 4 years and the master’s candidates are offered fellowship for 3 years. The candidates can obtain the application from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.

Pre-matric OBC Scholarships

Pre-matric OBC scholarships motivate OBC students studying at the pre-matric stage in government schools or recognised private schools to pursue an education without any financial constraint. The students receive a monthly stipend up to INR 500 per annum under this scholarship. The Central Government also have a 50% contribution in this scheme.

Post-matric OBC Scholarships

Post-matric OBC scholarships are 100% centrally sponsored scheme implemented through state government and union territories. The government has spent about INR 720 crores on this scholarship and lakhs of students have been benefitted through it.

OBC ONGC Scholarship

Oil and Gas Corporate Limited (ONGC) offers 1000 scholarships to OBC and economically backward general students who are in their first year of graduation or post-graduation course. The students are awarded a maintenance allowance of INR 4,000 per month under this scheme. The application can be found online on the website of ONGC.

OBC Merit Scholarship

The Department of the Welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities, Delhi offers merit-based scholarships for OBC students of class 6th to 12th and professionals in colleges or technical institutes. The applicants need to visit the Delhi government portal website and fill the form online.

The following table provides detailed awards list for the OBC scholarships.

Detailed OBC Scholarship awards list
Type of scholarship Day scholar allowance (up to) Hosteller allowance (up to) US awards UK awards
National Fellowship INR 28,000 INR 12,000 NA NA
ONGC Scholarship INR 4,000 per month NA NA
Pre-matric scholarship INR 500 NA NA
Post-matric scholarship INR 750 INR 350 NA NA
Merit scholarship INR 1620 INR 900 NA NA
National overseas NA NA USD 15,400 GBP 9, 900
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SC ST OBC Scholarship – SC Scholarship

SC scholarship is given to the Scheduled Caste (SC) students to enable them to pursue their higher studies without any financial constraints. The Department of Social Welfare and Empowerment, Government of India along with their subsidiaries at the state level offer a number of SC scholarships. The following table provides information on the types of scholarships, government or private aid, amount of scholarship and application deadline.

Detailed List of SC Scholarship

Scholarship No. of Scholarship Timeline for application* Day allowance Hosteller allowance US awards UK awards
Pre-matric scholarship for SC NA April INR 775 INR 1000 NA NA
Post-matric scholarship for SC NA April INR 1200 INR 550 NA NA
Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship for SC

 

 

2000

 

July-October

 

INR 28,000 INR 12,000 NA NA
National Overseas Scholarship for SC 94 December (once in an academic year) NA NA USD 15,400 GBP 9, 900

Post-matric SC Scholarship

It is a centrally sponsored scheme implemented under state governments. The scheme provides financial assistance to Schedule Caste students at post-matriculation or post-secondary stage to enable them to complete their studies.

Pre-matric SC scholarship

It is being implemented by the state government or union territories (UT). The objective is to financially support the students of class IX and X and reduce the student dropouts at the higher level of studies. The students should apply via the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) or respective state portals for the post or pre-matric SC scholarship.

SC Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship

The Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship or RGNF scheme is funded by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment for the SC students. There are 2000 scholarships granted to SC students per year. The fellowships are specifically for M.Phil. and Ph.D. students. Students can fill an online application at RGNF official website.

SC National Overseas Scholarship

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India offers the National Overseas Scholarship for supporting SC students/professionals who are financially constrained to be able to study abroad. The government issues 100 scholarships out of which 30% are allotted to female applicants. The applicants need to download an application form and submit offline at the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment website.

Also check the article here: SC SCHOLARSHIP – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

SC ST OBC Scholarship – ST Scholarship

ST Scholarship is awarded to the students of Scheduled Tribe (ST) category by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India. The objective of the ST scholarship is to provide financial assistance to these students to complete their studies at both school and college level. Some of the most popular ST scholarships are Pre-matric Scholarship, Post-matric Scholarship, Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship, and Overseas Scholarship. The following table provides information on the types of scholarships, government or private aid, amount of scholarship and application deadline.

Detailed List of ST Scholarship

S.No Scholarship Tentative application time* No of scholarships Day Scholars allowance (up to) Hosteller allowance (up to) US awards UK awards
1 Post-matric scholarship May-June NA INR 1200 INR 530 NA NA
2 Pre-matric scholarship May-June NA INR 1000 INR 750 NA NA
3 National fellowship for ST July-October 667 INR 28,000 INR 12,000 NA NA
4 National Overseas Fellowship for ST December (in an academic year) NA NA NA USD 15,400 GBP

9, 900

National Overseas Scholarship for ST Students

National overseas scholarship scheme provides financial assistance to students pursuing higher studies at Masters, PhD or Postdoctoral level research programmes abroad. There are 20 scholarships awarded to ST students out of which 30% of total scholarships are allotted to female applicants. The candidates need to download the relevant form from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs online portal and fill the form.

Pre-matric Scholarship for ST Students

Pre-matric ST scholarship will help the students of class IX and X in progressing to their post-matric stage of education and excel in their overall studies. This will help the financially constrained students and also reduce dropouts at this stage. This scholarship will be awarded to the students by the state government in which they are domiciled.

Post-matric Scholarship for ST Students

This ST scholarship is centrally-funded and implemented by the state governments. The students who are pursuing studies at the post-secondary level can obtain benefits under this scheme. The students of both pre and post-matric stage have to apply online on the national scholarship portal website.

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for ST Students

The Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) scheme is funded by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India. The scheme is open to ST students who are pursuing regular and full-time MPhil and PhD studies in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering, and Technology. There are 750 slots available for this scholarship. The applicant needs to make an online application on the UGC official website.Scholarship Registration, Scholarship Status, Find New Scholarship

Also check the article here: ST SCHOLARSHIP- ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

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