Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students (Class 9 & 10), Sikkim 2023-24

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EligibilityST students of Sikkim studying in Class 9 and 10
AwardA monthly scholarship grant of ₹350 for 10 months and other grants

About the Program


Last Updated On : 08-01-2024   Posted By : Rincy Kaur

Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students (Class 9 & 10), Sikkim 2023-24 is an initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, for ST students of the state who are studying in Class 9 and 10. The scholarship aims to minimise the incidence of drop-out, especially in the transition from the elementary to the secondary stage by providing financial support. The selected candidates will receive a monthly scholarship grant of ₹350 for 10 months and other grants.

Source: National Scholarship Portal (NSP)

  • Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students (Class 9 & 10), Sikkim 2023-24

    To be eligible, an applicant must:-

    • be domiciled in Sikkim
    • belong to the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category of the state
    • be enrolled as a regular, full-time student in Class 9 and 10 in a government school or a school recognised by the government or a Central/State Board of Secondary Education. (CBSE/SBSE)
    • have an annual parent(s)/guardian(s) income of not more than ₹2,50,000 from all sources


    Note:- Scholarship for studying in any class will be available for only one year. If students have to repeat a class, they will not receive a scholarship for that class for a second (or subsequent) year.


    The selected scholars will receive the following benefits:-

    Items Day Scholars (in ₹) Hostelers (in ₹)
    Scholarship for 10 months (per month)   150 350
    Books and Ad-hoc Grant (per annum)  750 1,000


    Additional allowances for students with disabilities studying in private unaided schools:-

    The 'Inclusive Education of the Disabled at Secondary Stage' (IEDSS) scheme, run by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), offers financial aid of ₹3,000 per annum to students with disabilities attending secondary-level government, government-aided, and local body schools. This assistance falls under the scheme's "Student Oriented Component" and aims to support the education of the students at the post-matric level. 

    However, students in un-aided schools are not covered under the ‘Inclusive Education of the Disabled at Secondary Stage' (IEDSS).

    Therefore, SC students with disabilities, studying in Class 9 and 10 in private un-aided recognised schools, will be eligible for allowances as follows:- 

    Allowances for students with disabilities studying in Private unaided Schools Amount (In ₹)
    Monthly reader allowance for blind students 160
    Monthly transport allowance for students with disabilities (as defined in the Persons with Disabilities Act 1995), if such students do not reside in the hostel which is within the premises of the educational institution 160
    Monthly escort allowance for severely disabled (i.e. with 80% or higher disability) Day Scholars/Students with low extremity disability 160
    Monthly helper allowance, admissible to any of the hostels willing to extend help to a severely orthopedically handicapped student residing in the hostel of an educational institution who may need the assistance of a helper 160
    Monthly coaching allowance to mentally retarded and mentally ill students 240


    Note:- The disability as defined under the Persons with Disabilities (equal opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation Act, 1995) Act has to be certified by competent medical authority of the State Govt./UT Administration.

    • A passport-size photograph
    • Disability certificate (If applicable)
    • One attested copy of certificates, diploma, degree, etc.
    • A valid caste certificate duly signed by an authorised Revenue Officer (RO), not below the rank of Tehsildar
    • An annual income declaration by the self-employed parent(s)/guardian(s)
    • A receipt in acknowledgment of the scholarship in the previous year (if applicable)
    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 the 'Applicant Corner' and click on the '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 out 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: 29th February 2024

Selection Criteria

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

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Terms and Conditions
  • The scholarship will be payable for 10 months in an academic year.
  • No scholarship will be awarded to the students who didn't get promoted to the next class/level.
  • Change in the course of study will not be permitted.
  • The tenure of the award is for two/three years depending upon the period of the postgraduate course and not for an extended period of study.
  • The scholarship of a student will be cancelled in case of discontinuation of studies due to personal reasons or in case of false information provided in the online application.
  • House rent allowance received by the parent(s) of a student shall be exempted from the computation of ‘income’ if the same has been permitted to be exempted for the purpose of Income tax. 
  • Income certificate is required to be taken once only i.e. at the time of admission to courses which are continuing for more than one year. 
  • The family income shall be computed in the following manner:-
    • If both parents are working, their combined income from all sources counts as the total family income.
    • Only the income of parents counts towards the total family income, excluding earnings from any other family members.
    • For families with only one living parent, only that parent's income counts towards the total family income. Income from siblings or other family members is not included.
    • In the case of an orphan, supported by a guardian, income criteria shall not apply.  


For Renewal of Scholarships:-

  • The scholarship will be payable for 10 months in an academic year.  
  • The award once made will continue subject to good conduct and regularity in attendance. It will be renewed for Class 10 after the student is promoted to Class 11. 


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


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