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

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EligibilityST students studying in Class 9/10
AwardA monthly scholarship grant of up to ₹350 and other benefits

About the Program


Last Updated On : 06-11-2023   Posted By : Disha Bhatt

Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students (Class 9 & 10), Goa 2023-24 is an initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India to provide financial assistance to ST students of the state studying in Class 9 or 10. The scholarship is applicable for candidates who are domiciles of Goa. The selected candidates will receive a monthly scholarship grant of up to ₹350 and other benefits.

Source: National Scholarship Portal

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

    To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must-

    • be a domicile of Goa
    • belong to Scheduled Tribe (ST) community
    • be a regular full-time student studying in Class 9 or 10  in a government school or in a school recognized by the Government or a Central/State Board of Secondary Education
    • have an annual family income of less than ₹ 2,00,000 
    • not be receiving any other centrally-funded Pre-Matric Scholarship

    The selected scholars will receive the following benefits -

    Particulars Day Scholar (₹) Hosteller (₹ )
    Scholarship                               Monthly
    150 350
    Book and Ad hoc grant                                Annually
    750 1,000

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

    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 is 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.

    • Income proof
    • Passport-size photograph
    • Caste certificate duly signed by an authorized RO (Revenue Officer)
    • A receipt in acknowledgement of the scholarship in the previous year
    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

Scholarship Deadline: 31st December 2023 

Selection Criteria

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

Terms and Conditions
  • The scholarship will be given for only one year. A student will not receive a scholarship for repeating a class.
  • In an academic year, the scholarship will be payable for 10 months.
  • A student getting a scholarship in Class 9 will be able to renew it for Class 10 subject to good conduct and regularity in attendance.
  • The income certificate will be taken only once which will be at the time of admission to the course.
  • The Government of India at its own discretion can change the provisions of this scheme at any time.

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

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