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Top ST Scholarships 2020 and 2021 with Deadline Approaching

The last date to apply for various scholarships for ST category students is approaching. Introduced by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India and various state governments, these scholarships are meant to support the education of students belonging to Scheduled Tribe (ST) category. Whether you are studying at pre-matric level or post-matric level, you can find a scholarship for yourself. The deadline for these scholarships lies between 15th December 2020 and 15th January 2021.

Given below is a compilation of top ST 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.

National Fellowship for Higher Education for ST Students

The fellowship is open for ST category students who have passed their post-graduation examination. They must be admitted to or registered for a regular full-time MPhil/PhD programme in a recognized institution. Furthermore, to qualify for the Senior Research Fellowship, the students must fulfil the prescribed UGC/ICAR norms. 

Provider Detail: Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India

Scholarship Award: Up to INR 28,000 per month and other benefits

Application Deadline: 20th December 2020

PG Scholarships for Professional Courses for SC/ST Students

SC/ST category students who are pursuing postgraduate courses in professional subjects are eligible for this scholarship. They must be studying at recognized institutions/colleges/universities in India. Courses that need approval from the regulatory bodies such as MCI, DCI, PCI, RCI, NCTIS, NCTE Bar Council of India, AICTE, ICAR, INC, Forensic Regulatory & Development Authority of India, are considered as professional courses.

Provider Detail: University Grants Commission (UGC)

Scholarship Award: Scholarship up to INR 7,800 per month and contingency up to INR 15,000 per annum

Application Deadline: 31st December 2020

National Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students

This scholarship is open for ST category students who are pursuing professional courses at undergraduate or postgraduate level. They must have taken admission in institutions notified and identified by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. Also, the annual family income must be less than INR 6 lakh from all sources. 

Provider Detail: Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India

Scholarship Award: Full tuition fee (up to INR 2.5 lakh per annum) and other benefits 

Application Deadline: 31st December 2020

Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students, Manipur

ST category students who are domiciles of Manipur state are eligible. They must be studying in Class 9 and 10 at a recognized school. Also, they must have an annual family income of less than INR 2 lakh from all sources.

Provider Detail: Government of Manipur

Scholarship Award: Up to INR 350 per month and other benefits

Application Deadline: 15th December 2020

Post-Matric Scholarship for ST Students, Manipur

Students who are domiciles of Manipur and belong to ST category are eligible for this scholarship. They must be studying at post-matriculation level i.e., Class 11 to PhD level at recognized institutions. The annual income of the family must be less than INR 2.50 lakh from all sources. 

Provider Detail: Government of Manipur

Scholarship Award: Maintenance allowance and other benefits

Application Deadline: 15th December 2020

Post-Matric Scholarship for ST Students – DNHDD

Open for ST category students of Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, this scholarship offers financial assistance for studies in Class 11 to postdoctoral level. Also, they must have an annual family income of less than INR 2 lakh from all sources. 

Provider Detail: Government of India

Scholarship Award: Maintenance allowance and other benefits

Application Deadline: 16th December 2020

Post-Matric Scholarship for ST Students – Puducherry

ST category students who are domiciles of Puducherry are eligible for this scholarship. They must be studying at post-matriculation level i.e., Class 11 to PhD level. They must have passed matriculation or higher secondary or any higher examination from a recognized University or Board of Secondary Education. Also, they must have an annual family income less than INR 2 lakh from all sources. 

Provider Detail: Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India

Scholarship Award: Maintenance allowance and other benefits

Application Deadline: 31st January 2021

Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students (Class 9 & 10) – Puducherry

ST category students who are domiciles of Puducherry are eligible for this scholarship. They must be studying in Class 9 and 10 at recognized institutions. Also, they must have an annual family income less than INR 2 lakh from all sources. 

Provider Detail: Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India

Scholarship Award: Up to INR 350 per month and other benefits

Application Deadline: 31st January 2021

Post-Matric Scholarship for ST Students, Goa

Students who are domiciles of Goa and belong to ST category are eligible. They must be studying in Class 11 to PhD level at recognized institutions. Their annual family income must not exceed INR 2 lakh from all sources. 

Provider Detail: Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India 

Scholarship Award: Maintenance allowance and other benefits

Application Deadline: 31st December 2020

Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students (Class 9 & 10), Goa

This scholarship is open for ST category students who are domiciles of Goa. They must be studying in Class 9 or 10. Their annual family income must not exceed INR 2 lakh from all sources. Also, they must not be getting any other centrally-funded pre-matric scholarship. 

Provider Detail: Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India

Scholarship Award: Up to INR 350 per month and other benefits

Application Deadline: 31st December 2020

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

This 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

How to Apply?

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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