Centrally Sponsored Pre Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Students, Himachal Pradesh 2023

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EligibilitySC Students of Class 9 and 10
AwardA consolidated academic allowance and an extra allowance for disabled students

About the Program


Last Updated On : 10-10-2023   Posted By : Disha Bhatt

Centrally Sponsored Pre Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Students, Himachal Pradesh 2023 is an initiative of the Department of Social Justice & Empowerment, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment to provide financial assistance to the SC students who are studying in Class 9 and 10. The key objective of the scholarship is to minimize the incidence of dropout among the SC category of students in the transition from elementary to the secondary stage. The selected students will receive a consolidated academic allowance and an extra allowance for disabled students.

Source: National Scholarship Portal

  • Centrally Sponsored Pre Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Students, Himachal Pradesh 2023

    To be eligible, an applicant must - 

    • be an Indian citizen and a domicile of Himachal Pradesh
    • belong to Scheduled Caste (SC) category
    • be a full-time student of Class 9 and 10
    • have a family income of less than ₹2,50,000 per annum 

    The students will receive a consolidated academic allowance as follow:

    Particulars Amount (per annum)
    Day Scholar ₹3,500
    Hosteller ₹7,000

    In addition, a 10% extra allowance will be given to divyang (disabled) students.

    Note - The disability as defined under the relevant Section of Right of the Persons with Disability Act, 2016. The appropriate Government shall designate persons, having requisite qualifications and experience, as certifying authorities, who shall be competent to issue the certificate of disability.

    • One passport size photograph with the student's signature
    • Self-attested copies of certificates and mark sheets for previously passed exams
    • Certificate of caste signed by an authorised Revenue Officer, not below the rank of Tehsildar
    • Income certificate of parents
    How can you apply?

    Eligible students can apply for the scholarship through the following steps -

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' link below. 
    Step 2: Click on the 'Register' button and fill in the required registration details. (Note: If already registered, log in using Gmail/Mobile number/Email ID).
    Step 3: Navigate to 'Applicant Corner'and click on 'New Registration' tab.
    Step 4: Read the details carefully, tick the checkbox and click on the 'Continue' button. 
    Step 5: Enter mobile number, captcha code, and OTP, then submit.  
    Step 6: Fill in the required details and click on 'Save & Register' to complete the registration process. 
    Step 7: Now click on the 'Fresh Application' tab and log in using the application ID and password.
    Step 8: Fill in the required details, upload the necessary documents and submit the application.

    Note - All the applicants are advised to fill the form correctly, no changes can be made once submitted. The applicants are also advised to fill in only one application as multiple applications will cancel the form.

Important Dates

Application Deadline: 30th November 2023

Selection Criteria

The candidates will be selected based on the fulfilment of the eligibility criteria.

Terms and Conditions
  • The recipient of this scholarship can not accept any other scholarship or stipend.
  • The candidates belonging to one State but studying in another State will be awarded scholarships by the state to which they belong. 
  • The provisions of this scheme can be changed at any time at the discretion of the Government of India.
  • The scholarship for studying in any class will be available for only one year. If a student has to repeat a class, no scholarship will be awarded for that class for the second (or subsequent) year.
  • If a scholar is unable to appear in the annual examination owing to illness, the award may be renewed subject to the production of a medical certificate from the prescribed authority and acceptance of the same by the institution.


Note - For detailed information, kindly refer to the 'Scholarship Guidelines'.

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