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Tamil Nadu Scholarship 2020 – Complete List, Eligibility, Application Process

Tamil Nadu Scholarship – Considered amongst the most literate states of the country, Tamil Nadu boasts about 100% GER (Gross Enrolment Ratio) at primary as well as the upper-primary level of education. Furthermore, to boost the current education scenario of the state, the Government of Tamil Nadu and its subsidiary departments also run a number of Tamil Nadu scholarship schemes for students from all strata of life. Adding to this, there are several private organisations as well that offer scholarship for the students of Tamil Nadu. This article covers every significant detail about the Tamil Nadu scholarships including its all-inclusive list, eligibility criteria, applications process and rewards.

Latest Update: The last date for institutions to submit the completed applications (fresh)  for scholarships offered by the Department of Backward Classes Welfare is 8 December 2019.
The last date for fresh entry of Pre-Matric (9 & 10) and Post-Matric (11 & 12) scholarship for Adi Dravidar and Tribal students is 31 July 2019.

Tamil Nadu Scholarship – A Complete List

How many scholarships does the government of Tamil Nadu offer? Which are the departments that run scholarships in Tamil Nadu? This section contains a detailed list of all the Tamil Nadu scholarships that are being run by different departments of the government and private organisations. Based on your fulfilment of eligibility criteria of these scholarships, you can apply for them as specified.

List of Tamil Nadu Scholarships
S.No. Scholarship Name Provider Name
1. Scholarship to Son and Daughter of Differently Abled Persons, Tamil Nadu Commissionerate for Welfare of Differently Abled, Government of Tamil Nadu
2. Scholarship for Differently Abled Students from Class 9th Onwards, Tamil Nadu Commissionerate for Welfare of Differently Abled, Government of Tamil Nadu
3. Scholarship for Differently Abled Students towards Purchase of Books & Note Books, Tamil Nadu Commissionerate for Welfare of Differently Abled, Government of Tamil Nadu
4. R. I. M. C. Dehradun Scholarship, Tamil Nadu Directorate of Collegiate Education, Government of Tamil Nadu
5. Deceased Government Servants Scholarship, Tamil Nadu Directorate of Collegiate Education, Government of Tamil Nadu
6. PhD Scholarship, Tamil Nadu Directorate of Collegiate Education, Government of Tamil Nadu
7. EVR Nagammai Scholarship, Tamil Nadu Directorate of Collegiate Education, Government of Tamil Nadu
8. Free Education Schemes for BC, MBC & DNC students, Tamil Nadu Department of Backward Classes and Most Backward Classes and Minority Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu
9. Incentive Scheme for Rural MBC/DNC Girl Students, Tamil Nadu Department of Backward Classes and Most Backward Classes and Minority Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu
10. Thanthai Periyar Memorial Award, Tamil Nadu Department of Backward Classes and Most Backward Classes and Minority Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu
11. Perarignar Anna Memorial Award, Tamil Nadu Department of Backward Classes and Most Backward Classes and Minority Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu
12. Vidyadhan Scholarship Program Sarojini Damodaran Foundation
13. National Talent Search Exam NTSE National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)

Tamil Nadu Scholarship – Eligibility Criteria

Who can apply for a Tamil Nadu scholarship? What are the eligibility conditions that you need to fulfil? Is financial income a condition to be fulfilled? Is there any minimum percentage requirement? These questions are obvious to occur in your mind while you are looking for scholarships to fulfil your academic dreams. One of the key eligibility conditions that apply for all the scholarships is that you should be a domicile of Tamil Nadu state. Besides this, there are several other conditions as well that have been compiled in the table given below.

Detailed Eligibility for Tamil Nadu Scholarships

S.No. Scholarship Name Eligibility Conditions
1. Scholarship to Son and Daughter of Differently Abled Persons, Tamil Nadu
  • The wards of any differently abled person holding the Identity card issued by the Welfare Board of Differently Abled can apply for this scholarship.
  • The scholarship is applicable for studies from class 11th to Postgraduate level (including ITI/Polytechnic diploma courses).
2. Scholarship for Differently Abled Students from Class 9th Onwards, Tamil Nadu
  • The scholarship is open to differently abled students studying in class 9th to postgraduate level (including Vocational, Professional, Medical and Engineering courses)
  • The applicant should have scored at least 40% marks in the previous qualifying examination.
3. Scholarship for Differently Abled Students towards Purchase of Books & Note Books, Tamil Nadu
  • Applicable for Differently-Abled students.
  • The students studying in class 1 to 8.
4. R. I. M. C. Dehradun Scholarship, Tamil Nadu
  • The students studying in Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun are eligible for this scholarship.
5. Deceased Government Servants Scholarship, Tamil Nadu
  • The scholarship is applicable for the wards of deceased government servants who died in harness.
6. PhD Scholarship, Tamil Nadu
  • The students pursuing the first year, second year or third year of full-time PhD research from a government or government-aided college of arts and science can apply. (Note: The students having M.Phil. qualification must be studying in the first or second year of PhD course)
  • The applicant must have scored 60% marks in postgraduate degree.
  • The students, who are pursuing a part-time course or are in receipt of any other scholarship are not eligible to apply.
7. EVR Nagammai Scholarship, Tamil Nadu
  • This scholarship is applicable only for girl students who are pursuing postgraduate degree courses in Arts and Science from a recognised college in Tamil Nadu.
8. Free Education Schemes for BC, MBC & DNC students, Tamil Nadu
  • The scholarship is open to students belonging to BC/MBC/DNC category who are pursuing a 3-year degree or polytechnic diploma course or professional degree course.
  • The annual income of the family should not be more than INR 50,000.
9. Incentive Scheme for Rural MBC/DNC Girl Students, Tamil Nadu
  • The scheme is applicable for rural girl students belonging to MBC/DNC category who are studying in class 3rd to 6th.
  • The annual income of the family should not be more than INR 25,000.
10. Thanthai Periyar Memorial Award, Tamil Nadu
  • The top two boys and two girls of each district in Tamil Nadu who have scored highest marks in class 10th and are pursuing a Polytechnic diploma can apply for this scholarship.
  • The scheme is open only for BC/MBC/DNC students
11. Perarignar Anna Memorial Award, Tamil Nadu
  • The top two boys and two girls of each district in Tamil Nadu who have scored highest marks in class 12th and are pursuing a Professional degree course (medical, engineering, law, etc.) can apply for this scholarship.
  • The scheme is open only for BC/MBC/DNC students
12. Vidyadhan Scholarship Program
  • Besides Tamil Nadu, the scholarship is also open for the residents of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala and Telangana.
  • The applicant must have passed out class 10th / SSLC from the above-mentioned states.
  • The annual income of the family should not exceed INR 2 Lakh.
13. National Talent Search Exam NTSE
  • The students of class 10th can apply for this scholarship.

Note: The students studying through open schools or distance learning can also apply if they are below 18 years of age.

Tamil Nadu Scholarship – Application Process

Once you are well aware of the key eligibilities to be followed for each Tamil Nadu scholarship, you must be further willing to know where can you apply for these scholarships. How can you apply for the scholarships? Is the application process online or offline? Find the answer to all these questions in the table below. It gives you an insight into how and where can you apply.

Detailed Application Procedure of Tamil Nadu Scholarships

S.No. Scholarship Name How to Apply
1. Scholarship to Son and Daughter of Differently Abled Persons, Tamil Nadu Apply offline through concerned District Office of Differently Abled Welfare
2. Scholarship for Differently Abled Students from Class 9th Onwards, Tamil Nadu Apply offline through concerned District Office of Differently Abled Welfare
3. Scholarship for Differently Abled Students towards Purchase of Books & Note Books, Tamil Nadu Apply offline through concerned District Office of Differently Abled Welfare
4. R. I. M. C. Dehradun Scholarship, Tamil Nadu Apply offline through the Directorate of Collegiate Education
5. Deceased Government Servants Scholarship, Tamil Nadu Apply offline through the Directorate of Collegiate Education
6. PhD Scholarship, Tamil Nadu Apply offline through the Directorate of Collegiate Education
7. EVR Nagammai Scholarship, Tamil Nadu Apply offline through the Directorate of Collegiate Education
8. Free Education Schemes for BC, MBC & DNC students, Tamil Nadu Apply through the district office of Backward Classes and Minority Welfare
9. Incentive Scheme for Rural MBC/DNC Girl Students, Tamil Nadu Apply through the district office of Backward Classes and Minority Welfare
10. Thanthai Periyar Memorial Award, Tamil Nadu Apply through the district office of Backward Classes and Minority Welfare
11. Perarignar Anna Memorial Award, Tamil Nadu Apply through the district office of Backward Classes and Minority Welfare
12. Vidyadhan Scholarship Program Apply online through Sarojini Damodaran Foundation’s website
13. National Talent Search Exam NTSE Apply offline through respective state liaison officer

Tamil Nadu Scholarship – Rewards

What kind of financial benefit do Tamil Nadu scholarships render to the students? The award that you receive with these scholarships may vary from scholarship to scholarship. While most of the scholarships offer cash rewards to students in their respective bank accounts, some scholarships cover your necessary fees and expenses. The table given below compiles the award details of all Tamil Nadu scholarships. This is just the indication of how much maximum amount you can receive with these scholarships. The actual amount you receive depends on your fulfilment of respective terms and conditions.

Award Details of Tamil Nadu Scholarships

S.No. Scholarship Name Award Details
1. Scholarship to Son and Daughter of Differently Abled Persons, Tamil Nadu Financial assistance of up to INR 6,000
2. Scholarship for Differently Abled Students from Class 9th Onwards, Tamil Nadu Financial assistance of up to INR 7,000 per annum
3. Scholarship for Differently Abled Students towards Purchase of Books & Note Books, Tamil Nadu Scholarship of INR 100 per month (for students of class 1 to 5)

Scholarship of INR 300 per month (for students of class 6 to 8)

4. R. I. M. C. Dehradun Scholarship, Tamil Nadu INR 1,000 per month
5. Deceased Government Servants Scholarship, Tamil Nadu Tuition fees, hostel fees and other admissible items of special fees up to UG level
6. PhD Scholarship, Tamil Nadu INR 3,000 per month
7. EVR Nagammai Scholarship, Tamil Nadu Variable financial assistance
8. Free Education Schemes for BC, MBC & DNC students, Tamil Nadu Tuition fees, examination fees, special fees and other compulsory fees up to INR 10,000 (approximate)
9. Incentive Scheme for Rural MBC/DNC Girl Students, Tamil Nadu INR 500 per annum to students of class 3rd to 5th

INR 1,000 per annum to students of class 6th

10. Thanthai Periyar Memorial Award, Tamil Nadu INR 3,000 per annum for three years
11. Perarignar Anna Memorial Award, Tamil Nadu INR 3,000 per annum for four years or till the normal completion of course
12. Vidyadhan Scholarship Program Up to INR 6,000 per annum for class 11th & 12th
13. National Talent Search Exam NTSE INR 1,250 per month for class 11th and 12th

INR 2,000 per month for undergraduates and postgraduates

For PhD students – the amount specified by UGC

This list is not meant to limit your horizons to these many scholarships. You can look up for more such state level, national level and international level scholarships and their detailed information with Buddy4Study, your online gateway to find the best-fit scholarships for your education. Being a registered member, you also get timely alerts about all such scholarships that meet your specific requirements.

List of State Scholarship portal are as follows:

Scholarships for Uttar Pradesh
UP Scholarship
Scholarships for Maharashtra
Mahadbt
Post Matric Scholarships disbursements through ePass
Epass Scholarship
Jnanabhumi online portal of Government of Andhra Pradesh
Jnanabhumi
scholarship portal of Jharkhand
E Kalyan Scholarship
Government of Madhya Pradesh, MP scholarships
MP Scholarship
Karnataka education board, ePASS Karnataka
Epass Karnataka Scholarship
TS epass scholarship is offrering by Telangana Govt
Telangana Epass
Scholarship Portal Government of Punjab
Punjab Scholarship
E-Grantz portal, Government of Kerala
E Grantz
Minorities under Government of Karnataka, GOKDOM
Gokdom
Oasis scholarship portal, West Bengal scholarships
Oasis Scholarship
Chhattisgarh Scholarship Portal
CG Scholarship Portal
SJE Rajasthan Scholarship Portal, Government of Rajasthan
SJE Scholarship
Digital Gujarat scholarship, Government of Gujarat.
Gujarat Scholarship
HP ePass scholarship portal, Himachal Pradesh
HP Epass Scholarship
West Bengal Scholarship Schemes, West Bengal
West Bengal Scholarship
Government of Bihar Post-Matric scholarship SC/ST/BC/EBC
Bihar Scholarship
Scholarship for BC, MBC and Minorities, Govt of TamilNadu
TN Scholarship
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