Top Scholarships after Class 12 with Deadline Approaching

The applications for various government and private scholarships for studies after Class 12 are closing soon. While most of the scholarships will expire in the month of December, some will continue till January and February. The key objective of these scholarships is to support meritorious and needy students to pursue their studies after Class 12. 

Here is a compilation of all government and private scholarships that offer support for studies after Class 12 (at undergraduate and postgraduate level). If you find yourself eligible for any of these scholarships, you can apply for them before their deadline expires. 

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List of Government Scholarships after Class 12

Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities

Minority community (Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Jain and Parsi) students studying in Class 11, 12, graduate, postgraduate, technical or vocational courses, MPhil or PhD are eligible for this scholarship. They must have secured at least 50% marks or equivalent grades in the previous final examination. Also, their annual family income must be less than INR 2 lakh from all sources. 

Provider Detail: Ministry of Minority Affairs (MOMA), Government of India

Scholarship Award: Admission fee, tuition fee, maintenance allowance

Application Deadline: 31 December 2020

Post Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Open for students having more than 40% disability, this scholarship offers financial assistance for studies in Class 11 to postgraduate level. The students are required to have passed matriculation or higher secondary examination from a recognised board or university. The annual family income must be less than INR 2.50 lakh from all sources. 

Provider Detail: Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Government of India

Scholarship Award: Maintenance allowance, disability allowance, and other benefits

Application Deadline: 31 December 2020

Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS (Minorities)

Minority community students who are pursuing a technical or professional course at undergraduate or postgraduate level are eligible. They must have secured at least 50% marks or equivalent grade in the previous final examination. Also, their annual family income must be less than INR 2.50 lakh from all sources. The students are required to get admission in UG/PG courses on the basis of competitive entrance examination or marks obtained in Class 12/graduation. 

Provider Detail: Ministry of Minority Affairs (MOMA), Government of India

Scholarship Award: Course fee and maintenance allowance

Application Deadline: 31 December 2020

Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students

The students who are above 80th percentile of successful candidates in their relevant stream in Class 12 or equivalent examination are eligible for this scholarship. They must be pursuing a regular undergraduate/postgraduate course like engineering or medical from a recognised institution in India. The annual income of the family must be less than INR 8 lakh from all sources.  

Provider Detail: Department of Higher Education, MHRD, Government of India

Scholarship Award: INR 10,000 to INR 20,000 per annum

Application Deadline: 31 December 2020

Scholarships for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities

Students having more than 40% disability can avail benefits under this scheme. They must be pursuing studies at graduate/postgraduate/diploma level at a recognized institution. Their annual family income must be less than INR 6 lakh from all sources. 

Provider Detail: Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Government of India

Scholarship Award: Maintenance allowance, special allowances and other benefits

Application Deadline: 31 December 2020

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List of Corporate Scholarships after Class 12

Mi Scholarship 

Indian nationals studying in Class 11/12 and undergraduate level can avail benefits under this scholarship. They are required to have obtained at least 70% marks in Class 10 or 12 (whichever applicable). 

Provider Detail: Xiaomi India

Scholarship Award: Up to INR 5,800

Application Deadline: 31 December 2020

Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship Programme

Open for students studying in Class 11/Graduation/Diploma/BE/BTech/BDS/Vocational courses, this scholarship also supports sportspersons and individuals helping others. The students are required to fulfil the minimum eligibility requirement for the course they are pursuing. Furthermore, their annual family income must be less than INR 5 lakh from all sources. 

Provider Detail: Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd. 

Scholarship Award: Up to INR 75,000 per year

Application Deadline: 28 February 2021

The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme

This scholarship is meant for students studying in Class 11, diploma, polytechnic or undergraduate degree programme. The students are required to have passed their Class 10/12 (whichever applicable) examination with at least 60% marks. The annual family income of the applicants must be less than or equal to INR 4 lakh from all sources. 

Provider Detail: Tata Capital Limited 

Scholarship Award: Up to 80% of tuition fees

Application Deadline: 31 December 2020

Piaggio “Shiksha Se Samriddhi” Scholarship

Children/wards of drivers/owners of three-wheeler vehicles who are pursuing ITI/Polytechnic/Diploma courses after their Class 10 or 12 are eligible. They are required to have secured at least 55% marks in Class 10 or 12. Also, their annual family income must be less than or equal to INR 3 lakh from all sources. 

Provider Detail: Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. 

Scholarship Award: 80% fee reimbursement or up to INR 20,000 per year

Application Deadline: 31 December 2020

STFC India Meritorious Scholarship Programme

Open for children/wards of commercial transport drivers/owner-cum-drivers, this scholarship offers financial support to students pursuing ITI/Diploma/Graduation/Engineering courses. They are required to have scored at least 60% marks in Class 10 and/or 12. Their annual family income must be less than or equal to INR 4 lakh from all sources.

Provider Detail: Shriram Transport Finance Company (STFC) Limited

Scholarship Award: Up to INR 35,000 per annum

Application Deadline: 31 December 2020

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Step-by-Step Application Process

If you fulfil the eligibility conditions of any of the scholarships mentioned above, you can apply for them online by following a few simple steps. While the applications for government scholarships can be made through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP), the corporate scholarship applications can be submitted through the Buddy4Study portal. 

Application through NSP

Follow the steps given below to apply for any of government scholarships mentioned above –

Step 1: Visit the National Scholarship Portal and click on ‘New Registration’.

Step 2: Register on the portal to begin the application process. 

Step 3: Once registered, login using registered application ID and password. 

Step 4: Continue with filling the application form. 

Step 5: Upload all supporting documents. 

Step 6: Finally, submit the application form.

Application through Buddy4Study portal 

To apply for any of the corporate scholarships given above, follow the steps hereunder –

Step 1: Visit the official website of Buddy4Study. 

Step 2: Search for the scholarship you want to apply for. 

Step 3: Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button and proceed. 

Step 4: Registered user can login to proceed, or make a fresh registration using their Email/Mobile/Facebook/Gmail account. 

Step 5: Click on the ‘Start Application’ button and start filling the application form. 

Step 6: Upload all required documents and check the preview. 

Step 7: Finally, submit the application. 

Hurry! Apply today to avoid any kind of last-minute hustle. Furthermore, to get more information about such scholarships, register at Buddy4Study and get timely scholarship alerts over SMS or email.