Scholarship Schemes


The Ministry of Minority Affairs implements three Scholarship Schemes viz. Pre-Matric, Post-Matric and Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Schemes for the educational empowerment of students belonging to economically weaker sections of the six notified minority communities i.e. Buddhist, Christian, Jain, Muslim, Parsi and Sikh in all States/UTs across the country. A total of thirty (30) lakh Pre-Matric, 5 lakh Post Matric and 60,000 Merit-cum-Means scholarships are targeted to be distributed as ‘Fresh’ Scholarships every year, besides, Renewal scholarships. The  three  scholarship  schemes are  being  implemented  through  the  National  Scholarship  Portal  (NSP)  and are  being  disbursed  under  direct  benefit  transfer (DBT)  mode  to  improve  the  efficiency  and  bring  transparency  by  removing duplicity  and  stopping  pilferages.  




The details of number of applications received, verified by States/UTs and sanctioned by the Ministry of Minority Affairs under the above mentioned schemes during 2016-17 to 2021-22 are as under:
































Year

Pre-Matric Scholarship


Number of verified applications received

Number of applications Sanctioned


2016-17

74,25,553

41,53,524


2017-18

85,70,708

53,11,257


2018-19

86,88,465

56,91,854


2019-20

70,84,410

55,68,025


2020-21*

60,38,248

52,29,148


2021-22**

78,29,283

24,05,498


Total

4,56,36,667

2,83,59,306


Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme



2016-17

13,65,838

6,24,990


2017-18

14,07,780

6,98,069


2018-19

12,80,958

6,84,265


2019-20

11,24,202

7,43,141


2020-21*

11,61,252

6,62,912


2021-22**

9,91,534

1,38,105


Total

73,31,564

35,51,482


Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Scheme


2016-17

189584

121937


2017-18

180421

119472


2018-19

180274

117771


2019-20

145398

118359


2020-21*

137340

120208


2021-22**

118351

52720


Total

9,51,368

6,50,467

             


   *   Disbursement of Scholarships for 2020-21 continues in 2021-22.


** It includes sanction for finally verified renewal applications of 2021-22 only. Disbursement for fresh application 2021-22 is yet to begin.


(d):  The details of budget allocated and released under the above mentioned schemes from 2016-17 to 2021-22 are as under:-


(In ₹ Crore)













Scheme

Pre-Matric

Post Matric

Merit-Cum-Means

Year

Budget Allocated

Amount Released

Budget Allocated

Amount Released

Budget Allocated

Amount Released

2016-17

931.00

585.94

550.00

287.11

335.00

220.54

2017-18

950.00

1108.13

550.00

479.72

393.54

388.79

2018-19

980.00

1176.19

692.00

354.89

522.00

261.17

2019-20

1220.30

1324.84

496.01

428.77

366.43

285.63

2020-21

1330.00

1325.54

535.00

512.81

400.00

396.34

2021-22

1378.00

474.52*

468.00

80.58*

325.00

134.09*

Total

6789.30

5995.16

3291.01

2143.88

2341.97

1686.56


*Expenditure as on 31.01.2022.


This information was given by the Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.


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SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDENTS FROM MARGINALISED AND SC/ST COMMUNITIES




The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment implements two National Overseas Scholarship (NOS) schemes. One is implemented by the Department of Social Justice & Empowerment under which financial assistance is provided to selected students from Scheduled Castes, Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes, Landless Agricultural Labourers and Traditional Artisans for pursuing Masters and Ph.D level courses abroad. The other is implemented by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DoEPwD) under which scholarship is provided to the selected students with disabilities for pursuing Masters and Ph. D level courses abroad. Similarly, Ministry of Tribal Affairs is also implementing NOS Scheme for students belonging to ST communities.


The total expenditure during the last five years under the three National Overseas Scholarship schemes for students from marginalised communities is Rs. 100.62 Crore.


A total of 3244 applications were received over the past five years from students under the three schemes of National Overseas Scholarship mentioned in response to part (a) of the question. Out of these a total of 726 students have been awarded scholarships.


A total of 9794 students have been awarded scholarships under the Top Class Education Scheme for SC students over the last five years, and an expenditure of Rs 179.62 Crores has been incurred under the scheme during the period.


This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri. A. Narayanaswamy in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.


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Scholarship Scheme for Minority Communities


The Ministry of Minority Affairs implements three Scholarships Schemes viz; Pre-Matric, Post Matric and Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Schemes for the educational empowerment of students belonging to economically weaker section of the six notified minority communities i.e. Buddhist, Christian, Jain, Muslim, Parsi and Sikh in all States/UTs across the country. The Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF) under the Ministry of Minority Affairs also implements the Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship Scheme (BHMNS) for meritorious girl students belonging to the six notified minority communities. Since 2014-15, there are more than 5.10 crore* beneficiaries compared to 3.15 crore beneficiaries before 2014-15. The scholarship is being provided through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) and Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) and more than 52% of the beneficiaries are girls.


The details of budget allocations under these schemes during 2017-18 to 2021-22 are as under:-









Scholarship


Schemes

Budget Allocation (In Rs. Crore)

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

1973.54

2304

2247.74

2402.5

2329.12




The State/UT-wise details of scholarships sanctioned under the above mentioned Schemes during 2017-18 to 2020-21 are annexed.




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State-wise details of Scholarship Sanctioned under Pre-Matric, Post Matric, Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Schemes and  Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship Scheme during 2017-18 to     2020-21

 

States/UTs

Total Scholarships sanctioned 2017-18 to 2020-21**

 
 

Andhra Pradesh

662793

 

Telangana

778559

 

Assam

1065128

 

Bihar

1021383

 

Chhattisgarh

33418

 

Goa

4534

 

Gujarat

634803

 

Haryana

53007

 

Himachal Pradesh

9527

 

Jammu & Kashmir

1554805

 

Jharkhand

263205

 

Karnataka

2172360

 

Kerala

2834335

 

Ladakh

16615

 

Madhya Pradesh

579996

 

Maharashtra

3081115

 

Manipur

134650

 

Meghalaya

67980

 

Mizoram

189982

 

Nagaland

202287

 

Odisha

67382

 

Punjab

1998520

 

Rajasthan

725306

 

Sikkim

2396

 

Tamil Nadu

1644997

 

Tripura

23101

 

Uttar Pradesh

3338929

 

Uttarakhand

114785

 

West Bengal

2578669

 

Andaman & Nicobar

3629

 

Chandigarh

7622

 

Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman & Diu

687

 

476

 

Delhi

38226

 

Puducherry

13995

 




** Disbursement of Scholarships during 2020-21 continues in 2021-22.


* The figure also includes the beneficiaries who would avail the scholarship for the year 2021-22 for which budget has been allocated.


This information was given by the Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.


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The John Abio Scholarship – Working to Inspire Future Entrepreneurs

Future entrepreneurs enrolled in a business undergraduate program in the US are now welcome to apply for the John Abio Scholarship.

After graduating from Southern Methodist University with a B.A. degree in Political Science, John Abio spent the start of his career working his way up within large insurance companies. However, John soon became interested in founding his own business and successfully formed companies within the Finance, Medical, Oil & Gas, and Real Estate industries. John currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida, with his family and is excited to share his knowledge and passion for business with the next generation.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Young Entrepreneurs
After founding these successful companies, John became passionate about inspiring young entrepreneurs across the country. As a business owner, he is excited to give back to future generations and inspire them to follow along the same fulfilling path he’s experienced during his career. The John Abio Scholarship will be awarded to a university business undergrad student in the US who is passionate about a career in entrepreneurship in the future.

John understands the financial and personal challenges that young entrepreneurs often face today and hopes to encourage them at the starting point of their career. John is clearly a very generous individual, and this is always apparent by the time and energy he offers to anyone he works with. He hopes to relieve the scholarship’s winner of some of the financial burdens of college, so they can focus their energy on their entrepreneurial endeavours.

Applying for the Scholarship
To apply for the scholarship, you must currently be a business undergraduate student in the US or a high school student that is about to start college to study for a business degree. The application process requires you to write an essay of 1000 words or less, which is how the award’s winner will be selected. The topic of the essay is:

“Describe an industry in the world that needs drastic improvement and how a new business idea would make that industry better.”

Selecting the Winner
The John Abio Scholarship will be awarded to one student, who will receive a generous one-time award of $1,000. The deadline for applications is on December 15, 2021, and the winner will be announced on January 15, 2022. The funds will be deposited directly into the winner’s account, and John is excited to review the applications that are received and speak with the winner about their entrepreneurial pursuits.

How to Apply
In order to apply for the John Abio Scholarship, please follow the instructions below:

· Write your answer to the essay question described above in 1000 words or less within a Word document.
· Submit your application to john@johnabioscholarship.com.
· As well as your application essay, please ensure you include your full name, phone number, address, and email address.
· Ensure you also include your High School name and graduation date, your university name, personal bio, and your GPA.

John will notify the winner of the award by email, and the winner’s details will be added in the future to the John Abio Scholarship website.

The Eric Dalius Scholarship Will be Awarded Tomorrow, April 15, 2021

Eric Dalius is a 1992 graduate of Penn State. It was there that he majored in Marketing, and began a successful career that is now well into its third decade. His talents were plain to see by all that came across him in those early days. He carried an enthusiasm that left most he interacted with impressed, and the feeling that he was a young man on the move. His first employment after graduating was with MCI Telecommunications, formally one of the largest telecom companies in the world.

Within one year, he was amongst MCI’s the top client acquisition specialists. His time with MCI was well spent, and he notes the skills learned there as one of the keys to his success. It was during the ’90’s that Eric laid the groundwork for what would make him well known as one of the notable marketing entrepreneurs of his generation. His success was built on the hard work he was always ready to invest, and the enthusiasm that he was born with. His slew of successful ventures carried certain familiar hallmarks, including a focus to build revenues early, and relentless cost management that allowed him to create profitable ventures, and fast.

During the middle of last decade, Eric decided it was time to give back. His target was young undergraduates. He would provide young women and men from accredited colleges and universities around the United States, the chance to lower their tuition costs. He knew from his own time at Penn State that an undergraduate degree was another of the keys that allowed him to reach the level of success he sits with today. Soon enough, the Eric Dalius Scholarship was set up, and its first award was made. The Eric Dalius Scholarship is open to talented students, and all submissions are personally reviewed by Mr, Dalius.

Establishing a platform for success through innovative thought has served Eric well. But he has come to know that success in financial terms is not quite enough. It must also be about the greater good.

Winner of the scholarship
Eric Dalius will award one talented student the sum of $1000. Payment will be sent to the University at which the student attends. Funds will be deposited directly into their tuition account. Eric looks forward to conversing with the winning applicant.

Eric will send notification of award via email notification. Upon receipt of their award, the winning student will be listed on the Eric Dalius Scholarship website.