Top 5 scholarships for minority students in India

Out of the country's total population, the minorities constitute 19.3%, as per the 2011 census. The people who belong to communities such as Sikhs, Muslims, Buddhists, Jains, Christians, Parsis or Zoroastrians are generally categorized as minorities.

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Out of the country’s total population, the minorities constitute 19.3%, as per the 2011 census. The people who belong to communities such as Sikhs, Muslims, Buddhists, Jains, Christians, Parsis or Zoroastrians are generally categorized as minorities. As the percentage of these communities occur to be very low if compared to the total population, the students coming from these sections might not get as many opportunities in education as the rest, and to provide them with equal opportunities and chances the governments, both central and state, often offers dedicated scholarships, also known as minority scholarships, which can be merit-based as well as mean-based, to these individuals.

There are some of the noted organizations who facilitate the minority students with scholarships, and they are Maulana Azad Educational Foundation (MAEF), Ministry of Minority Affairs (MOMA), which is under the central government, Minority Affairs and Madrasa Education Department, under the West Bengal government, and few others.

The top five scholarships for minority students include:

  • Pre-matric scholarship scheme by MOMA

The students who are from classes 1 to 10 can opt for this scholarship scheme, from the month of July to November (tentative). For applying, the students must secure at least 50% marks or equivalent grade in the examination they have last appeared in. Also, the students’ family income should be less than Rs 1 lakh per annum from all sources, only then they could apply. The application process is online through the National Scholarship Portal. This scheme offers the students with the admission fee, tuition fee, and maintenance allowance.



  • Post-matric scholarship scheme by MOMA

The students from classes 11 to Ph.D. level can opt for this scholarship scheme, from the month of July to November (tentative). For applying, the students must secure at least 50% marks or equivalent grade in the examination they have last appeared in. Also, the students’ family income should be less than Rs 2 lakh per annum from all sources, only then they could apply. The application process is online through the National Scholarship Portal. Its objective is to provide higher education and employment opportunities to underprivileged students this scheme offers the students with the admission fee, tuition fee, and maintenance allowance.

  • Merit-cum-means scholarship for professional and technical courses by MOMA

The students who are willing to pursue professional and technical courses at their undergraduate or postgraduate level can opt for this scholarship scheme, from the month of July to November (tentative). For applying, the students must secure at least 50% marks or equivalent grade in the examination they have last appeared in. Also, the students’ family income should be less than Rs 2.5 lakh per annum from all sources, only then they could apply. The application process is online through the National Scholarship Portal. This scheme offers the students with the course fee and maintenance allowance.

  • Begum Hazrat Mahal national scholarship scheme by MAEF

This scheme is only meant for girl students. The students who are from classes 9 to 12 can opt for this scholarship scheme, from the month of July to October (tentative). For applying, the students must secure at least 50% marks or equivalent grade in the examination they have last appeared in. Also, the students’ family income should be less than Rs 2 lakh per annum from all sources, only then they could apply. The application process is online through the official website of MAEF. Its objective is to provide financial assistance to the girls who cannot afford to pursue their education due to the monetary crisis. This scheme offers the students with amount up to Rs 6000.

  • Swami Vivekananda merit-cum-means scholarship scheme by West Bengal Minorities’ Development & Finance Corporation (WBMDFC) and Minority Affairs and Madrasa Education Department 

This scheme is only for the residents of West Bengal. The students who are from classes 11 to post-graduation level can opt for this scholarship scheme, from the month of August to November (tentative). For applying, the students must secure at least 75% marks in the qualifying examination. The students who are studying at the postgraduate level must obtain at least 53% marks in their majors in graduation and, the ones pursuing Masters in Engineering must secure at least 55% marks in engineering. Also, the students’ family income should be less than Rs 2.5 lakh per annum from all sources only then they could apply. The application process is online through the official website of WBMDFC. This scheme offers the students with amount up to Rs 60,000 per annum.

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Top 5 scholarships for minority students in India
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Out of the country's total population, the minorities constitute 19.3%, as per the 2011 census. The people who belong to communities such as Sikhs, Muslims, Buddhists, Jains, Christians, Parsis or Zoroastrians are generally categorized as minorities.
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