SC Scholarships 2024 in Assam – Empowering SC Students for a Bright Future
The Directorate of Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes in Assam proudly announces the launch of the Assam SC Scholarship Scheme 2024. This initiative encompasses centrally sponsored Pre-Matric and Post-Matric scholarships tailored for students in Assam who belong to the Scheduled Castes (SC/MSC). The application window for the academic year 2023-2024 is now open, inviting eligible candidates to apply seamlessly through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) at www.scholarships.gov.in.
SC Scholarship Overview
Name of Scholarship Scheme: Pre-Matric and Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students
Scholarship Authority: Government of India
Academic Session: 2023 – 2024
- Pre-Matric (Component-I): Class IX to X
- Pre-Matric (Component-II): Scholarship for children of those engaged in occupations involving cleaning and prone to health hazards (Class I-X)
- Post-Matric: Courses at the post-matriculation level
- Phone Number: 0120-6619540
- Email Address: [email protected]
- Official Website: https://scholarships.gov.in
- Application Status: Available
Eligibility Criteria for Assam SC Scholarship
To avail the benefits of the scheme, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Community: Only SC community students are eligible.
- Citizenship: Open to Indian nationals only.
- State of Domicile: Students must correctly specify their domicile state for verification.
- Family Restriction: All children of any parent/guardian are entitled to scheme benefits.
- Pre-Matric (Class-IX & X) [Component-I] and Post-Matric Scholarship: Income should not exceed Rs. 2.5 lakhs per annum. The income certificate must be from the Circle Officer of the respective Revenue Circle.
- Pre-Matric (Class I-X) [Component-II] Scholarship: No income restrictions for children engaged in cleaning occupations prone to health hazards. Candidates must submit a certificate from the District Social Welfare office or an authority designated by the State Government.
How to Apply for SC Scholarship
Applying for the SC Scholarship is a straightforward process:
- Visit the official National Scholarship Portal: https://scholarships.gov.in
- Navigate to Important Web Links and Click on Online Application Form.
- Click on “New Registration” and Enter Required Details.
- Complete Registration and Upload Required Documents.
- Click “Submit” and Print Your Application for Reference.
Documents Required for Online Submission
Applicants must submit the following documents with the SC Scholarship Application Form:
- Bank Passbook
- Income Certificate
- Caste Certificate
- Aadhaar Card
- Applicants are advised to provide an active bank account to ensure successful scholarship disbursement through DBT mode.
- Aadhaar is mandatory for all applicants, with exceptions for minor applicants who must have their parent or legal guardian provide Aadhaar.
Important Dates for Assam SC Scholarship 2024
- Starting Date of Online Application Submission: N/A
- Last Date for Submission/Renewal of Online Application: 10th February 2024
- Last Date for Defective Verification: 15th February 2024
- Last Date for Institute Level Verification: 15th February 2024
Seize this opportunity to empower yourself through education with the Assam SC Scholarship 2024. Don’t miss the deadlines, and embark on your journey towards a brighter future.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – SC Scholarship Assam
Q1: What is the SC Scholarship Assam?
A1: The SC Scholarship Assam is a government initiative under the Directorate of Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes. It provides Pre-Matric and Post-Matric scholarships for students in Assam belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC/MSC) for the academic year 2023-2024.
Q2: Who is eligible to apply for the scholarship?
A2: Only students belonging to the SC community in Assam are eligible to apply. Additionally, applicants must be Indian nationals and correctly specify their domicile state.
Q3: What classes are covered under the scheme?
A3: The scheme covers Pre-Matric classes (IX to X), including a special component for the children of those engaged in occupations involving cleaning and prone to health hazards (Class I-X). Post-Matriculation level courses are also included.
Q4: What are the eligibility criteria regarding family income?
A4: For Pre-Matric (Class-IX & X) [Component-I] and Post-Matric Scholarship, the parental/guardian’s income should not exceed Rs. 2.5 lakhs per annum. For Pre-Matric (Class I-X) [Component-II], there is no income restriction for children engaged in specified occupations.
Q5: How can I apply for the SC Scholarship Assam?
A5: To apply, visit the official National Scholarship Portal at https://scholarships.gov.in, complete the online application form, and upload the necessary documents. Ensure accurate details, and submit the application by following the provided steps.
Q6: What documents are required for the application?
A6: The essential documents include the Bank Passbook, Income Certificate, Caste Certificate, and Aadhaar Card.
Q7: Are there any specific instructions for providing bank details?
A7: Applicants are advised to provide details of an active bank account to prevent scholarship payment failures. The disbursement will be made through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode.
Q8: Is Aadhaar mandatory for all applicants?
A8: Yes, Aadhaar is mandatory for all applicants. However, for minor applicants without Aadhaar, it is mandatory for the parent or legal guardian to provide Aadhaar.