List of All National Scholarships by NSP For 2021-22

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National Scholarships

The government of India in its efforts to raise the education level and opportunities for its citizens provides a number of scholarships throughout one’s academic journey. The government is in continuous efforts to provide national scholarships and various need-based schemes that support all kinds of students in the society to help them pursue quality education. In particular, central and state universities have specially-run schemes and regulations to admit and promote such students. Take a look at the following repository of various national scholarships in this blog.

What is National Scholarship Portal? 

The National Scholarship Portal, which began as the Mission Mode Project under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), has grown to become one of the most renowned portals for all the national scholarships, offering a variety of services ranging from student scholarship application through scholarship disbursement. The portal ensures direct distribution of funds to the beneficiary’s account, minimising any potential of leakage, and offers a SMART (Simplified, Mission-oriented, Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent) approach for effective and speedier scholarship disposal.

Purpose of National Scholarship Portal 

The following are the key objectives underlying the making of this National Scholarship Portal:

  • To ensure that national scholarships are distributed to students as soon as possible
  • To provide a centralised application system for both federal and state government national scholarships
  • To build a searchable database of scholars
  • To avoid the repetition of work that occurs during the application processing of national scholarships 
  • To reconcile the various scholarship types and their requirements
  • To guarantee that DBT is used correctly (Direct Benefit Transfer).

How Students Can Benefit? 

Here is how the National Scholarship Portal helps students to get the best out of it:

  • Helps in finding all kinds of scholarships information on one platform.
  • The portal helps in checking the eligibility for the various NSP scholarships that are available.
  • The portal also helps students to register themselves with National Scholarship Portal and apply for various national scholarships that they are eligible for.
  • Helps in making a hassle-free submission of applications online.
  • Helps in tracking the status of national scholarships applications through the portal.

Types of Scholarships Covered by NSP 

The National Scholarship Portal, which has a nationwide reach, covers practically all forms of scholarships for students in class 1 to PhD. The NSP provides a wide range of scholarships, which are primarily divided into the following categories:

  1. Central schemes
  2. UGC schemes
  3. AICTE schemes
  4. State schemes

Central Schemes in National Scholarships

A number of national scholarships are offered by various government departments to assist students in pursuing their academic goals without financial constraints. The Ministry of Minority Affairs (MOMA), the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE), the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MLE), the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MTA), the Department of Higher Education (DHE), and others are among the well-known national scholarship providers. Under the Central Schemes area of the National Scholarship Portal, you can apply for any scholarships given by the central government. The table below is a comprehensive list of central NSP scholarships.

Scholarship Name Provider Application Deadline
Pre-Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities Ministry of Minority Affairs 15 November 2021
Pre-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 15 November 2021
Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Pre-Matric Ministry of Labour & Employment 15 November 2021
Aam Aadmi Bima Yojna Scholarship for Andhra Pradesh Ministry of Labour & Employment Apply offline
National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Department of School Education & Literacy 15 November 2021
Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities Ministry of Minority Affairs 30 November 2021
Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS Ministry of Minority Affairs 30 November 2021
Post-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 30 November 2021
Scholarships for Top Class Education for students with disabilities Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 30 November 2021
Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment 30 November 2021
Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Post-Matric Ministry of Labour & Employment 30 November 2021
National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students – Scholarship (Formally Top-Class Education for Schedule Tribe Students) – only for scholarships Ministry of Tribal Affairs 30 November 2021
NEC Merit Scholarship for NER Region North Eastern Council (NEC), DoNER 30 November 2021
Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College and University Students Department of Higher Education 30 November 2021
Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles WARB, Ministry of Home Affairs 30 November 2021
Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF RPF/RPSF, Ministry of Railway 30 November 2021

UGC Schemes in National Scholarships

The University Grants Commission (UGC) is an important statutory body of the Indian government that reports to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) (Ministry of Human Resource Development). It is this body that grants recognition and financing to institutions all over India. Aside from that, the UGC offers a number of national scholarships and other scholarship programmes for students seeking post-secondary education. The following is a list of UGC schemes that may be found on the National Scholarship Portal.

Scholarship Name Provider Application Deadline
ISHAN UDAY – Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region University Grants Commission 30 November 2021
PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child University Grants Commission – MHRD 30 November 2021
PG Scholarship for University Rank Holders (1st and 2nd Rank Holders) University Grants Commission – MHRD 30 November 2021
PG Scholarship Scheme for SC ST Students for Pursuing Professional Courses University Grants Commission – MHRD 30 November 2021

AICTE Schemes in National Scholarships

AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) is a statutory agency that acts under the Ministry of Human Resource Development’s Department of Higher Education. AICTE, which has been in operation since 1945, is responsible for the coordinated development and effective planning of India’s technical and management education systems. Despite the fact that AICTE approves postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in specific categories, it also provides various national scholarships to students to ensure that financial constraints do not become a roadblock in their professional careers. The names of those NSP scholarships can be found in the list below.

Scholarship Name Provider Application Deadline
Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girls (Degree) for Technical Education Ministry of Human Resource Development – AICTE 30 November 2021
Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girls (Diploma) for Technical Education Ministry of Human Resource Development – AICTE 30 November 2021
Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Differently Abled Students (Degree) for Technical Education Ministry of Human Resource Development – AICTE 30 November 2021
Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Differently Abled Students (Diploma) for Technical Education Ministry of Human Resource Development – AICTE 30 November 2021

State Schemes in National Scholarships

State governments, like the central government, grant various national scholarships to students who live in their respective states. While many state governments have their own scholarship application portals, some prefer to use the National Scholarship Portal to invite applicants. The national scholarship webpage now includes state programmes from Bihar, Uttarakhand, Tripura, Karnataka, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh. The table below contains a comprehensive list of state-level NSP scholarships.

Scholarship Name State Application Deadline
Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minority (100% State Sector)-Uttarakhand Uttarakhand 10 February 2021
Post Matric Scholarship for EBC Students-Uttarakhand Uttarakhand 30 September 2021
Pre-Matric Disability Scholarship (State Sector)-Uttarakhand Uttarakhand 30 September 2021
Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students (State Sector)-Uttarakhand Uttarakhand 30 September 2021
Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students (State Sector)-Uttarakhand Uttarakhand 30 September 2021
Pre-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students (State Sector 50% and Central Sector 50%)-Uttarakhand Uttarakhand 30 September 2021
Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students (Center Sector)-Uttarakhand Uttarakhand 30 September 2021
Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students (Center Sector)-Uttarakhand Uttarakhand 30 September 2021
Post-Matric Scholarship for ST Students-Uttarakhand Uttarakhand 30 September 2021
Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students-Uttarakhand Uttarakhand 30 September 2021
Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students-Uttarakhand Uttarakhand 30 September 2021
Pre-Matric ST Scholarship Schemes Tripura 15 March 2021
Post-Matric ST Scholarship Schemes Tripura 15 March 2021
Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students Tripura 20 February 2021
Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students Tripura 25 February 2021
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship for Economically Backward Classes (EBC) Tripura 15 February 2021
Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Children – Pre-Matric Scholarship (Class 9 and 10) for ST Students Meghalaya 17 February 2021
Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Children – Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS) for ST Students Meghalaya 17 February 2021
Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Children -Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) for ST Students Arunachal Pradesh 03 February 2021
Scheme for Award of Stipend to the Scheduled Tribe Students Arunachal Pradesh 03 February 2021
Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students (Class 9 & 10) Assam 30 October 2021
Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students – Assam Assam 30 October 2021
Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students – Chandigarh Chandigarh 10 February 2021
Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Transgender Students – Chandigarh Chandigarh 20 January 2021
Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for OBC Students – Chandigarh Chandigarh 20 January 2021
Dr. Ambedkar Post-Matric Scholarship for EBC Students – Chandigarh Chandigarh 20 January 2021
Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Students, Chandigarh Chandigarh 20 January 2021
Post Matric Scholarship to ST Students Jammu & Kashmir 05 March 2021
Pre-Matric Scholarship to ST Students Dadra & Nagar Haveli 09 January 2021
Centrally Sponsored Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Students Himachal Pradesh 30 October 2021
Centrally Sponsored Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for ST Students Himachal Pradesh 30 October 2021
Centrally Sponsored Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for OBC Students Himachal Pradesh 30 October 2021
Centrally Sponsored Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for ST Students Himachal Pradesh 30 October 2021
Centrally Sponsored Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Students Himachal Pradesh 30 October 2021
Centrally Sponsored Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for OBC Students Himachal Pradesh 30 October 2021
Dr. Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship for EBC Students Himachal Pradesh 30 October 2021
Mukhya Mantri Protsahan Yojana Himachal Pradesh 30 October 2021
Maharishi Balmiki Chatravriti Yojana Himachal Pradesh 30 October 2021
Integrated Rural Development Program (IRDP) Himachal Pradesh 30 October 2021
Kalpana Chawla Chatravriti Yojana Himachal Pradesh 30 October 2021
Indira Gandhi Utkrisht Chatravriti Yojana Himachal Pradesh 30 October 2021
Thakur Sen Negi Utkrisht Chatravriti Yojana Himachal Pradesh 30 October 2021
Swami Vivekanand Utkrisht Chatravriti Yojana Himachal Pradesh 30 October 2021
Dr. Ambedkar Medhavi Chatravriti Yojana for SC Students Himachal Pradesh 30 October 2021
Dr. Ambedkar Medhavi Chatravriti Yojana for OBC Students Himachal Pradesh 30 October 2021
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre-Matric Scholarship for Needy ST Students (Class 9 and 10) Goa 31 October 2021
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post-Matric Scholarship ST Students Goa 31 October 2021
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students (Class 9 and 10) Puducherry 15 October 2021
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students Puducherry 15 October 2021
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students (Class 9 and 10) Puducherry 15 October 2021
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post-Matric Scholarship for ST Students Puducherry 15 October 2021
Post Matric Scholarship for ST Students Dadra & Nagar Haveli 09 January 2021
Pre Matric Scholarship for SC Students (Class 6 to 10) Puducherry 15 October 2021
Dr Ambedkar Grant for SC Students Studying in Professional Colleges Puducherry 31 January 2021
Retention Scholarship for SC Girl Students Puducherry 15 October 2021
Opportunity Cost to Parents of SC Girl Students Puducherry 15 October 2021
Stipend to SC Trainers in Government ITI Puducherry 15 October 2021
Adhoc Merit Grant for SC Students Puducherry 15 October 2021
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre-Matric Scholarship to OBC Students Puducherry 15 November 2021
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post-Matric Scholarship to OBC Students Puducherry 15 November 2021
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students (Class 9 and 10) Ladakh 10 March 2021
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post-Matric Scholarship for ST Students Ladakh 10 March 2021

Overview of Application Procedure

The process of applying for any of the above-mentioned National Scholarships involve:

  • Register at the National Scholarship Portal by filling all the necessary details and create a unique student application ID and password. 
  • Login with the credentials.
  • Start the ‘Application Form’ and fill the required particulars [contact details, academic information, etc].
  • Upload all the necessary and relevant documents.
  • Click on ‘Final Submit.’
  • You can check the status of your application through the ‘Check your Status’ Tab or via the ‘National Scholarship Portal’ Mobile App.

To know more about it, refer to this video:

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FAQs

What is NSP?

NSP (National Scholarship Portal) is a dedicated online scholarship portal that provides a variety of scholarships available to students across India to help them finish their education. The Central Government, State Governments, and other government entities such as AICTE, UGC, and others offer a variety of initiatives. It’s a one-stop-shop for all government scholarships, with services ranging from online scholarship applications to hassle-free scholarship disbursement.

Who can apply for NSP Scholarships?

All NSP scholarships are offered by various departments of the Indian government as well as other state governments. As a result, the eligibility requirements for each NSP scholarship may differ. Please review the eligibility requirements for each scholarship. These awards are for students in grades 1 through 12, as well as undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD, and postdoctoral students. Scholarships for SC, ST, OBC, EBC, and Minority Communities are also accessible in the list.

When can a student apply for NSP scholarships?

In addition, the application period for each NSP scholarship may differ. Scholarship applications for centrally financed scholarships typically begin in August and last through November. State scholarships, on the other hand, have no set deadline.

Is Aadhaar a mandatory requirement for all NSP scholarships?

No, having an Aadhaar number is not required to apply for any NSP scholarship. Students who do not have an Aadhaar number, but have an Aadhaar enrollment id can still apply for scholarships.

If selected, how is the scholarship amount disbursed to the students?

The scholarship funds are given to students via Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) into their bank accounts. The government has a separate portal called PFMS that may be used to track the progress of scholarship payments (Public Finance Management System). To check the progress of their payment, students must go to the PFMS official website and enter information such as the name of the bank, account number, and NSP application id.

Thus, we hope that this blog has helped you gain clarity about the different National Scholarships and what they entail. If you are interested in applying for a course abroad and but feel hesitant about the long-drawn process of getting the financial aid and admission procedure, take advantage of quality guidance by our team of expert counsellors and mentors at Leverage Edu and we will assist you in finding the right scholarship as well as throughout the application process to ensuring that you sail smoothly towards a vibrant educational journey.

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