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NSP Pre-Matric Scholarship 2024: Apply Online Eligibility, and Last Date for Jammu Kashmir

NSP Pre-Matric Scholarship 2024: Apply Online Eligibility, and Last Date for Jammu Kashmir

Srinagar: Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre-Matric Scholarships for Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) students studying in classes IX and X is implemented by the Department of Social Welfare, Jammu and Kashmir. The scheme aims to support SC/ST students to complete their secondary education and reduce the dropout rate.

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Eligibility:

  • The scholarship is awarded to SC/ST students whose parents/guardians’ income does not exceed Rs. 2.5 lakhs per annum.
  • Students should be enrolled in class IX and X in a government school or a school recognized by the government or a central board.
  • Students should not be receiving any other scholarship for studying in classes IX and X.

Scholarship Components:

The scholarship provides a maintenance allowance of Rs. 250 per month for day scholars and Rs. 500 per month for hostellers.

  • it also provides reimbursement of compulsory non-refundable fees charged by the school, subject to a ceiling of Rs. 1500 per annum.
  • An additional allowance of Rs. 500 per annum is paid as an escort allowance for severely disabled students.
  • Students belonging to SC/ST communities admitted through Right to Education in private schools are also eligible.

Application Process:

  • Students can apply online through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) at scholarships.gov.in.
  • Hard copies of application and documents must also be submitted to the concerned department.
  • Renewal applications must be submitted every year.
  • Aadhaar number is mandatory for all applicants.

Key Features:

  • The scholarship aims to achieve 100% enrolment and retention of SC/ST students.
  • Funds are shared between the centre and state in a 60:40 ratio (90:10 for north east states).
  • The scholarship amount is directly transferred to the student’s bank account.
  • The scheme is implemented and monitored online through the National Scholarship Portal.

The Pre-Matric Scholarship scheme plays a crucial role in promoting education amongst disadvantaged SC/ST students in Jammu and Kashmir. Proper awareness and streamlined implementation can ensure maximum coverage and impact.

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