Junior Merit Scholarship for ST/SC/OBC/SEBC/GENERAL/EBC Communities 2023-24, Odisha

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EligibilityST/SC/OBC/SEBC/GENERAL/EBC students pursuing Class 11 & 12
AwardUp to ₹3,000 per annum (for 2 years)

About the Program


Last Updated On : 12-02-2024   Posted By : Rincy Kaur

Junior Merit Scholarship for ST/SC/OBC/SEBC/GENERAL/EBC Communities 2023-24, Odisha is an opportunity offered by the Skill Development and Technical Education Department under Directorate of Higher Education, Government of Odisha to students pursuing their higher education i.e. Class 11 & 12 from one of the recognised institutions of the state. The scheme aims to support meritorious Higher Secondary School students of Odisha by providing them financial assistance to help with their educational expenses. The selected students will be awarded a scholarship of ₹3,000 per year for a duration of 2 years.

  • Junior Merit Scholarship for ST/SC/OBC/SEBC/GENERAL/EBC Communities 2023-24, Odisha

    To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must: 

    • be a permanent resident of Odisha
    • have passed HSC with 60% or more marks from an institution recognized by BSE Odisha, CBSE, ICSE, Equivalent Boards
    • be pursuing regular Class 11 (under 10+2 system)
    • have parental income not exceeding ₹6,00,000 per annum


    The following students are not eligible for the scholarship scheme:

    • Students whose parents earn more than ₹6,00,000 per annum
    • Applicants who study through distance learning or by correspondence.
    • Students already receiving scholarships from other State or Central Government programs.
    • Students who are studying abroad.
    • Students whose records are not validated by their school's Principal during Class 11.

    A total of 10,000 meritorious students will receive a scholarship of ₹ 3,000 per year for a duration of 2 years, ensuring equal opportunities for both male and female students (i.e. Boys and girls in a 50:50 ratio). 

    Note: This scholarship is renewable for those who continue their education in Class 12.

    • Domicile certificate
    • Proof of annual income
    • Marksheets and certificates of the last qualifying examination (HSC)
    • Bank account details of the student  (First page of bank account containing account number and IFSC)
    • Higher Secondary School ID card/Admission receipt/Library Card/Letter of Undertaking
    • Aadhaar card of the student
    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship through the following steps -
    Step 1:
    Click on the 'Apply Now' button.
    Step 2: Click on the 'Registration' button and fill in the required details to 'Register'. (Note: If already registered, log in using Unique Number/Aadhaar Number and password).
    Step 3: Navigate to the respective scholarship scheme i.e. 'Junior Merit Scholarship'.
    Step 4: Provide all the necessary details and documents and submit the application form.

Important Dates

Application Deadline: 29th February 2024

Selection Criteria

Selection is based on the fulfillment of eligibility criteria and a descending order of merit based on HSC marks. In case of a tie in percentage of marks, students with lower parental income will receive preference.

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