List of 14 Scholarships For Class 10th & 12th Passed Students 2020-2021

Classes 10th and 12th are evidently one of the two most important decision making years in the entire period of school. It is during this period that students require critical thinking as in what and how to choose the career path. Apparently, there are numerous possibilities available but still, there arises a dilemma as in how to give direction to one’s life. Umpteen number of streams, long listing of colleges and courses leaves one’s overwhelming as in what to choose over the other. Adding to it, if a student comes from a less educated family or a financially weaker background or a secluded city/state or they’re old aged, the choice becomes even more overwhelming and harder in these cases. But not anymore. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has put up a scholarship scheme according to which, students of class 10th and 12th are provided with different kinds of scholarships in order to support them pursue higher education.

Here are some of the most popular scholarship programs for students passing out of 10th and 12th classes into higher levels. This is the most exclusive list you’ll find on the web. Read on.

1. PM Narendra Modi Scholarship

About

Also known as Chaatravriti Yojana, this scholarship scheme by PM Modi aims at supporting students of 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th classes to support their higher education.

Eligibility

  • The applicant must have secured at least 75% in 12th board exams
  • The applicant must belong to financially weak background

Last Date (2018/2019)

For 2018, it has already passed on 15th November 2018.

For 2019, check back a few months later.

Amount/Benefits

  • 80,000 for students with science background
  • 10,000 for students in other streams like commerce, arts and humanities

Official Link

http://desw.gov.in/SCHOLARSHIP

2. National Merit-cum-Means Scholarship

About

Offered to students belonging to minority community, Merit-cum-Means scholarship is for pursuing of technical and professional courses & diplomas. Backed by Ministry of Minority Affairs, it helps in supporting the students with tuition fees, maintenance charges and basic expenses.

Eligibility

  • The candidate must have either 50% score in class 12th or should have qualified Common Admission Test (CAT) or both
  • Family income less than 2.5 lakh rupees per annum
  • 30% seats are reserved for female applicants

Last Date (2018/2019)

March 26th, 2019

Amount/Benefits

₹10,000 to ₹ 20,000

Official Link

https://scholarships.gov.in/ (Go to Ministry of Minority Affairs tab)

3. CBSE Merit Based Scholarship for single girl child

About

In order to empower girl students, this scholarship avails +2 education to girl students of 10th class who are also single girl child.

Eligibility

  • The candidate must be single female child of the parents
  • Score of 60% or above
  • Passing Certificates of Board Exams

Last Date (2018/2019)

For 2018, it has passed in October 2018. For 2019, check by May-June 2019.

Amount/Benefits

500 per month for 2 years

Official Link

http://cbse.nic.in/Scholarship

4. Siksha Abhiyan Scholarship

About

Following the message that each youth has equal right to avail quality education, Siksha Abhiyan Scholarship by PM Narendra Modi strives to support 10th class students coming from underprivileged families.

Eligibility

  • Student must be 10th passed and belong to economically weak family

Last Date (2018/2019)

May-June 2019

Amount/Benefits

₹ 8000 to ₹ 50000 depending on the rank

Official Link

https://www.modifoundation.co.in/

5. P. Birla Scholarship Scheme for West Bengal

About

Founded by Late G.P. Birla, this scholarship aims at providing meritorious students in West Bengal with financial support.

Eligibility

  • The candidate should belong to financially weak family
  • The candidate should have secured 80 to 85 percent in 12th class state board

Last Date (2018/2019)

July 2019

Amount/Benefits

50,000 to 60,000 per annum

Official Link

http://www.gpbirlaedufoundation.com

6. INSPIRE Scholarship

About

Powered by Ministry of Science & Technology, INSPIRE is a programme abbreviated for Innovation in Science Pursuit for Knowledge. Students interested in pursuing their career in the field of science and technology can benefit from this scheme. A total of 10000 scholarships are awarded to the students.

Eligibility

  • The student should have secured a rank in Top 10000 of JEE or NEET exam
  • Top rank in class 12th board exams

Last Date (2018/2019)

15th December 2018. For 2019, check by Oct 2019.

Amount/Benefits

₹5000 for 10th class students and ₹80000 for students pursuing Bachelors or Masters courses

Official Link

http://www.online-inspire.gov.in/

7. Indian Oil Scholarship Scheme for Students

About

 This scholarship is aimed at funding and supporting the education for slum or economically challenged students so that they can pursue technical courses including Engineering and MBBS.

Eligibility

  • The students should have qualified CAT exam
  • Reservations for SC/ST/OBC, girl students and students with disabilities

Last Date (2018/2019)

September-October 2019

Amount/Benefits

₹10000 annually

Official Link

https://iocl.com/aboutus/scholarships.aspx

8. Aditya Birla Scholarship Scheme

About

Aditya Birla Scholarship Scheme is aimed at encouraging future leaders of India to grow and create possibilities. The scholars get to avail fantastic opportunities to connect and learn from great leaders, executives and managers in global corporations, institutions and conglomerates. Nearly 450 to 500 students are admitted in the scholarship program. Top 20 candidates are selected from each institute through an entrance test.

Eligibility

  • The candidate should be a student of some specific top-tier institutions including IITs, IIMs, XLRI and BITS Pilani. After passing class 12th, the candidate should have qualified an entrance test to get shortlisted in any of these institutes.
  • For law students, the institutes include National Law School of India, NALSAR University of Law- Hyderabad, WB National University of Juridical Sciences, National Law University – Jodhpur and Gujarat National Law University.

Last Date (2018/2019)

Mid September 2019

Amount/Benefits

IIMs/XLRI Rs. 1,75,000 per annum
IIT/BITS Pilani Rs. 1,00,000 per annum
Law Rs. 1,80,000 per annum

Official Link

http://www.adityabirlascholars.net

9. Central Sector Scholarship

About

Central Sector Scholarship is for 12th class students on a way to take admission in college or university. The scholarship offers upto five years of financial support. It is sponsored by the Central Board of Secondary Education.

Eligibility

Students scoring more than 80% in 10th and 12th classes and who are not involved in any other scholarship program, are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Last Date (2018/2019)

October 2019

Amount/Benefits

UG: ₹1000

PG: ₹2000

Official Link

http://scholarship.up.nic.in/

10. Handicapped Scholarship from State Government

About

In every sector of education, there are some differently-abled students or students with disabilities, who require self care as well as support at a financial, mental or physical level. Each year, nearly 2000 scholarship applicants are invited out of which, 30% are reserved for females.

Eligibility

  • A candidate should have scored at least 50% marks in the higher secondary board examinations
  • For female candidates, the score can be exempted to 45%
  • Applicants from weaker economic background are preferred over others however, at most, the family income of an applicant shouldn’t exceed 3 lakhs per annum.

Last Date (2018/2019)

October-November 2019

Amount/Benefits

For visually handicapped students: Upto ₹60000
For hearing handicapped students: Upto ₹70000
For orthographically handicapped students: Upto ₹40000

Official Link

http://www.nhfdc.nic.in/scholarship.html

11. Police Centenary Scholarship

About

Initiated by Ministerial Staff of the Police Department, this scholarship is aimed at supporting the children of Non-Gazetted police officers. The children passing out of 10th and 12th classes are offered financial support to pursue higher education.

Eligibility

  • Parent must be a Non-Gazetted police officer in Tamil Nadu Government and should be able to provide proof of employment.
  • Student should have scored at least 30% in exams

Last Date (2018/2019)

May 2019

Amount/Benefits

Upto ₹10000

Official Link

http://www.tnpolice.gov.in

12. N. Agriculture Labour Welfare Society Scholarship

About

This is a scholarship scheme initiated by Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Board to support the children of labourers and workers in pursuing higher education.

Eligibility

  • The parent of the applicant must belong to labour and workforce in Tamil Nadu or any state coming under the circle of the scholarship scheme. The monthly income of the worker must be less than ₹15000.

Last Date (2018/2019)

October 2019

Amount/Benefits

  • Masters Degree in Engineering, Medicine, Law, Agriculture, Education and Physical Education – ₹ 6000
  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Medicine, Law, Agriculture, Education and Physical Education – ₹ 4000
  • Diploma in Engineering, Medicine, Education and Physical Education – ₹ 2500
  • Higher Secondary – ₹2000
  • T.I Course – ₹ 2000

Official Link

http://www.labour.tn.gov.in/Labour

13. FAEA Scholarship

About

Offered by the Foundation for Academic Excellence and Access, FAEA Scholarship is to provide support to the 12th class students on roll; so that they can pursue undergraduate courses in different streams including Arts, Science, Medical, Commerce, and Engineering.

Eligibility

  • Candidates from socially and economically disadvantaged section in Below Poverty Line
  • The candidate must have passed the boards from CBSE or any other board recognized by Indian Govt.

Last Date (2018/2019)

June 2019

Amount/Benefits

The exact amount is not disclosed by the foundation however, it is specified that the scheme covers financial aids for travel expenses, hostel/accommodation fees, college/university expenses etc.

Official Link

www.faeaindia.org

14. Golden Jubliee Scholarship Scheme

About

With a vision to create future leaders and employability, LIC of India has founded a scholarship scheme to fund and support meritorious students to excel in higher education.

Eligibility

  • A student passing out of class 12th must have secured at least 60% of 6 CGPA in board exams
  • A student passing out of class 10th must have secured at least 60% of 6 CGPA in board exams. The amount of scholarship for 10th class students will depend on the income bracket of parents and overall family.

Last Date (2018/2019)

September 2019

Amount/Benefits

Upto 1 lakh per annum

Official Link

https://www.licindia.in/Bottom-Links/Golden-Jubilee-Foundation/Scholarship

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