Punjab Scholarship

Punjab Scholarship

Punjab Scholarship schemes are designed to provide financial support to deserving students studying at the primary school level education to higher studies. The principal aim of these schemes is to achieve increased enrollment and fewer dropout rates. It strives to give monetary support to those with limited means in order to help them build bright and vibrant careers. Through this blog, we will explore all the details about the Punjab Scholarship schemes including its eligibility criteria and the different kinds of grants provided. 

What is Punjab Scholarship?

Under the Punjab scholarship, several benefits are offered to students pertaining to different categories. Further, those belonging to scheduled caste/backward classes have been given special preference in availing them with educational opportunities. With wide-ranging scholarships, the scheme understands the importance of education in the life of an individual and that’s why it aims to remove financial hurdles that might obstruct a student from the educational opportunities they want to explore.

Eligibility Criteria of Punjab Scholarship

Specific eligibility criteria must be fulfilled before applicants can apply. Respective eligibility conditions have been discussed below:

Name of 
Scholarship 
Offering Department (State or Central)Eligibility Criteria
Pre-matric
Scholarship for
SC students,
Punjab
SC/BC Welfare
Department,
Govt of Punjab
1. For Students in Class 9th and 10th.

2. Annual Family Income:
Less than INR 2 lakh per annum

3. Recipients of other central
government scholarships are
ineligible to apply.
Post-matric
Scholarship for
SC students,
Punjab
SC/BC Welfare
Department,
Govt of Punjab
1. For Students in Class 11th
to postdoctoral studies.

2. Annual Family Income:
Less than INR 2.5 lakh per annum.
Pre-matric
Scholarship for
OBC students,
Punjab
SC/BC Welfare
Department,
Govt of Punjab
1. For Students in Classes 1st to 10th.

2. Annual Family Income:
Less than INR 44,500 per annum.
Post-matric
Scholarship for
OBC students,
Punjab
SC/BC Welfare
Department,
Govt of Punjab
1. For Students in Class 11th to
postdoctoral studies.

2. Annual Family Income:
Less than INR 1 lakh per annum.
Chief Minister
Scholarship
Scheme
Department of
Technical
Education
and Industrial Training
Govt of Punjab
1. For Class 10th students

2. Enrolled in ITI or
Diploma courses
Pre-Matric
Scholarship for
Minorities, Punjab
Ministry of Minority
Affairs,
Government of India
1. Students belonging to minority
categories
(Sikh, Muslim, Parsi, Christian, Jain,
Buddhist)
-Enrolled in Classes 1st to 10th
at government/ private institution.

2. Minimum secured marks in
qualifying examination must be
at least 50%.

3. Annual Family Income:
INR 1 lakh per annum
Post-Matric
Scholarship for
Minorities, Punjab
Ministry of Minority
Affairs,
Government of India
1. Students belonging to minority
categories
(Sikh, Muslim, Parsi, Christian, Jain,
Buddhist)

2. Enrolled in Classes 11th to PhD
level from private/government
school/college/university.

3. Annual Family Income:
Less than INR 2 lakh per annum.
Merit-cum-meansScholarship for
Minorities,
Punjab
Ministry of Minority
Affairs,
Government of India
1. Students belonging to minority
categories
(Sikh, Muslim, Parsi, Christian, Jain,
Buddhist)

2. Must be pursuing a higher education
degree like an undergraduate or
postgraduate program in
Professional, Medical,
Managerial, Technical, Nursing,
Pharmacy, etc.

3. Minimum secured marks
in qualifying examination
must be at least 50%.

4. Annual Family Income:
Less than INR 2.5 lakh per annum.
Attendance
Scholarship
for Primary girl
students of
BC/ EBC
Families,
Punjab
Dept. of Social Justice &
Empowerment &
Minorities,
Govt. of Punjab
1. Only for girl students

2. Minimum attendance in class: 75%

3. Parent/guardian ownership of land
must not be higher than 5 acres.

4. Annual Family Income:
INR 1 lakh per annum
Attendance
Scholarship-SC
Primary girl
students,
Punjab
Dept. of Social
Justice &
Empowerment &
Minorities,
Govt. of Punjab
1. Only for girl students

2. Minimum attendance in class: 75%

3. The applicant’s parents should not be income tax payees nor be
owners of land more than 5 acres.

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Punjab Scholarship: Award details

The forms of financial support offered in Punjab Scholarship have been detailed in the following table. Further, the offering institutions can make changes in the award structure and amounts every year. Visit the official Punjab government website for updated information.

Name of  Scholarship Award Details
Pre-matric Scholarship for
SC students, Punjab
1. Day scholars: INR 150/month;

2. Hostellers: INR 350/month

3. Books & ad hoc grant:
INR 750/annum for day scholars;
INR 1000/annum for hostellers
Additional allowance for PWD.
Post-matric Scholarship for
SC students, Punjab
1. Maintenance allowance:
INR 1200 per month for hostellers;
INR 550/month for day scholars

2. Additional allowance:
INR 240 /month for PWD students
Reimbursement of compulsory
non-refundable fees
Study tour charges:
up to INR 1600 p.m. 
Thesis typing and printing allowance:
INR 1600 for research scholars
Book allowance: INR 1200/annum
Pre-matric Scholarship for
OBC students, Punjab
1. Class 1-5: INR 25/ month

2. Class 6-8: INR 40/ month

3. Class 9-10: INR 50/ month

4. Ad hoc grant: 500/annum
Post-matric Scholarship for
OBC students, Punjab
1. Maintenance allowance:
INR 750 per month for hostellers;
INR 350/month for day scholars
Reimbursement of compulsory
non-refundable fees.

2. Study tour charges:
up to INR 900 p.m.
Thesis typing and printing allowance:
INR 1,000 for research scholars
Chief Minister Scholarship SchemeFee waiver depending on
the percentage
of marks in Class 10th.
Pre-Matric Scholarship for
Minorities, Punjab
1. Students(day scholars) of
Class 1-10: INR 100/ month

2. Students(hostellers) of Class 6-10:
Maintenance monthly allowance
of INR 600/month 
Admission fee (Class 6-10):
INR 500/annum
Tuition fee (Class 6-10):
INR 350/month
Post-Matric Scholarship for
Minorities, Punjab
1. Admission+tuition fees:
INR 10,000/annum

2. Maintenance allowance:
INR 1200 per month for
hostellers;
INR 550/month for day scholars
for 10 months
Merit-cum-means scholarship
for Minorities, Punjab
1. Maintenance allowance:
INR 1,000 per month for hostellers;
INR 500/month for day scholars for
10 months

2. Course fees: INR 20000/annum or  actual
(least of the two)
Attendance scholarship for
Primary girl students of BC/
EBC Families, Punjab
INR 50/month per student
for 10 months
Attendance scholarship for
SC Primary girl students of
Punjab
INR 50/month per student
for 10 months

Note: Application periods may differ for each scheme and you must check the official website of the offering department/ministry during the year.

Punjab Scholarship: Application Process

The application process for Punjab scholarship differs from each individual scholarship. Go through the table given below to know about the application process for each of them:

Name of  Scholarship How to Apply?
Pre-matric Scholarship forSC students, PunjabYou can apply for this Punjab scholarship via E-Punjab portal.
Post-matric Scholarship forSC students, PunjabYou can apply for this scholarship directly via the Punjab government’s official Dr Ambedkar Scholarship Portal.
Pre-matric Scholarship forOBC students, PunjabYou can apply for this Punjab scholarship via E-Punjab portal.
Post-matric Scholarship forOBC students, PunjabYou can apply for this scholarship directly via the Punjab government’s official Dr Ambedkar Scholarship Portal.
Chief Minister Scholarship SchemeNA
Pre-Matric Scholarship forMinorities, PunjabYou can apply for this particular Punjab scholarship through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP)
Post-Matric Scholarship forMinorities, PunjabYou can apply for this particular Punjab scholarship through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP)
Merit-cum-means scholarshipfor Minorities, PunjabYou can apply for this particular Punjab scholarship through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP)
Attendance scholarship forPrimary girl students of BC/EBC Families, PunjabYou can apply for this Punjab scholarship via E-Punjab portal.
Attendance scholarship forSC Primary girl students ofPunjabYou can apply for this Punjab scholarship via E-Punjab portal.


Many students suffer from financial hardships which may impact their educational journeys. Moreover, higher education costs have also increased substantially.  If you are facing any kind of difficulty in choosing the right course or scholarship, book a 30-minute free session with our Leverage Edu counsellors and we’ll guide you in making an informed decision that will help you move further in your career quest.

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