Top 7 Government Merit Scholarships That Will Motivate You

“Scholarships are meant only for the underprivileged students.” A fact or a myth? It is undoubtedly a myth that most of the students and their parents believe in. Yes, the term ‘scholarship’ broadly covers all types of scholarships which are not only based on the financial need of a student but also on various other factors like academic merit, talent, sports, etc. There are a number of government merit scholarships too for students who have excelled in their academic performances.

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Top 7 Government Merit Scholarships

Here is a list of seven key government merit scholarships that are will surely encourage you to achieve your future goals –

Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS (Minorities) 2018-19

Announced by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India, this scholarship aims at providing financial help to meritorious students belonging to financially weaker sections of the society to continue their studies.

Eligibility – Students pursuing a professional or technical course at graduation/postgraduation level

Award – Maintenance allowance of up to INR 1000 per month and course fee of INR 20,000 per annum

Last date to apply – The applications for this year will close by 31 October 2018

National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement 2018

An excellent opportunity introduced by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India that aims at awarding the students who have outstanding status in the field of arts, academics, culture, sports and design.

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Eligibility – Students between 5 and 18 years of age

Award – Award money of up to INR 20,000, medals, book vouchers, certificate and citation

Last date to apply – The applications for this year will close by 31 August 2018

NBHM Scholarship for Post Graduate Studies in Mathematics 2018

Are you willing to head start your career in the field of Mathematics? If yes, then this is the right scholarship for you to finance your education at the master’s level. The credit for introducing such government merit scholarships goes to the National Board of Higher Mathematics, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India.

Eligibility – Graduates in Mathematics or students enrolled/pursuing PG in Mathematics

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Award – INR 6,000 per month

Last date to apply – The applications for this year will close by 30 July 2018

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) 2018

Introduced with an objective to encourage young talent to take up research as a career, the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) scholarship one of the government merit scholarships for young scientists introduced by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Eligibility – Students of Class 11, 12 (PCM/B), BSc 1st year, Int. MSc 1st year

Award – Up to INR 7000 per month and contingency grant up to INR 28000 per annum

Last date to apply – The applications for this year will close by 31 August 2018

Nagaland State Merit Scholarships 2018-19

This is a state level merit scholarship introduced by the Department of Higher Education, Government of Nagaland for students who are permanent residents of the state. The key objective of the scholarship is to improvise the literacy level and education of students by providing them with appropriate financial assistance to pursue higher studies.

Eligibility – Class 11 to Post Graduate

Award – Variable awards

Last date to apply – The applications for this year will close by 31 July 2018

Mukhyamantri Yuva Swavalamban Yojana, Gujarat 2018-19

To financially support deserving students for their higher studies, the Government of Gujarat has introduced merit scholarships. The scholarship majorly cover the tuition fee, hostel and food expenses and cost of books and equipment.

Eligibility – Students pursuing a diploma or degree course

Award – Tuition fee assistance up to INR 2 Lac and others benefits

Last date to apply – The applications for this year will close by 15 August 2018

Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship Scheme for Minorities Girls 2018-19

An exclusive opportunity for girl students belonging to minority community, Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship aims at providing tuition fee assistance and other benefits to deserving girl students who face difficulty in financing their education.

Eligibility – Class 10 Pass Girl Students

Award – Tuition fee assistance and other benefits

Last date to apply – The applications for this year will close by 30 September 2018

The list of merit government merit scholarships is not just limited to these few names. Rather, you can explore a wide gamut of opportunities at Buddy4Study, your online partner in finding the best-fit scholarships matching your specific requirements.


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