Pre Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Students of Class IX and X, Chandigarh 2022-23

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EligibilitySC students of Class 9 and 10
AwardScholarship, Additional allowances and other grants

About the Program


Last Updated On : 23-01-2023   Posted By : Rincy Kaur

Pre Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Students of Class IX and X, Chandigarh 2022-23 is an initiative of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (Department of Social Justice & Empowerment), Government of India to provide financial assistance to Scheduled Caste category students of Chandigarh who are studying in Class 9 and 10. The key objective of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to eligible students to decrease the dropout rates. The selected students will receive a scholarship, academic allowances and other benefits.

  • Pre Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Students of Class IX and X, Chandigarh 2022-23

    To be eligible, an applicant must -

    • be a permanent resident of Chandigarh
    • belong to the Scheduled Caste category
    • be studying in Class 9 and 10
    • have an annual family income of less than INR 2.5 lakh from all sources 

    The selected scholars will receive the following benefits -

    Scholarship - 

    • Day scholars will receive INR 225 per month for 10 months in an academic year
    • Hostelers will receive INR 525 per month for 10 months in an academic year

    Books and Ad hoc Grant - 

    • Day scholars will receive INR 750 per annum
    • Hostelers will receive INR 100 per annum


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

    Allowances for students with disabilities studying in Private unaided Schools Amount (In INR)
    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 certificate/declaration
    • Marksheet/certificates
    • Caste certificate by an authorised revenue officer
    • Passport size photograph with signature
    How can you apply?

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

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' link below. 
    Step 2: Navigate to 'Applicant Corner'and click on 'New Registration'.
    Step 3: Now click on 'Click here for other Scholarship Schemes hosted on NSP for AY 2022-23'.
    Step 4: Read the guidelines carefully, select the undertaking, and 'Continue'
    Step 5: Select the state of domicile, scholarship category (Pre Matric), scheme type (scholarship scheme), gender, and write the applicant's name, date of birth, mobile number, and email ID.
    Step 6: Provide the bank details (Bank name, IFSC Code, Account Number)
    Step 7: Select Aadhaar or Bank Account Number as identification detail and click on the 'Register' button.
    Step 8: The mobile number will be verified and an OTP will be generated.
    Step 9: Now, log in using OTP and fill out the application form.
    Step 10: After successful submission of the application form, an application ID and password will be generated which can be used for future references.

    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 Closing Date: 31st January 2023

Selection Criteria

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

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Terms and Conditions
  • The scholarship for studying in any class will be available only for one year. In case, a student repeats their class, they would not get the scholarship for the subsequent year.
  • The scholarship payment will be made through DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer) through the Public Finance Management System (PFMS).
  • The provisions of this scheme can be changed at any time at the discretion of the Government of India.
  • No scholarship will be awarded to the students who didn't get promoted to the next class/level.
  • Change in 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 granted under the scheme will be renewed during the period of the first-year postgraduate course subject to good conduct and maintenance of prescribed attendance.
  • The scholarship will be renewed for the next year of study on receipt of an annual progress report to be granted by the administrative head of the University/Institution/College.
  • 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.
  • The students domiciled in one State/UT but holding an SC certificate of another State/UT can avail the scholarship in the State/UT from which the SC certificate was issued.

Note - For more details, kindly refer to the 'Scholarship Guidelines'.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by July, 2023. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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