Punjab Scholarship

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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.

Highlights

Scholarship Sponsors Punjab Government
Scholarship Type Pre-matric, Post-matric, and other scholarships
Application Mode Online/Offline
Scholarships Amount Different for every scheme
Website http://www.scholarships.punjab.gov.in/

Punjab Scholarship 2021 Update

The portal of Punjab Scholarship is now open for students and institutions. Both new and renewal students have to register again. Students from other states can apply manually. 

Punjab Scholarship Important Dates 

The dates are yet to be notified by the official authority. We will update as soon as the dates are released. Here are all the tentative dates for Punjab Scholarship 2021:

Event Date
Post/Pre Matric scholarship application for releases (SC/OBC) November 2021
Post/Pre Matric scholarship application for releases (Sikh/ Other Minorities) October 2021
Last date of application form submission by students February 2022

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 Scheme Fee 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.

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How to fill Punjab Scholarship Form?

 Punjab scholarships form can be filled both online and offline. Here are the steps to fill the application form online:

  1. Go to the official website (http://www.scholarships.punjab.gov.in/)
  2. Click on the student registration link
  3. Enter your personal details and academic qualifications.
  4. Upload the necessary documents.
  5. For submitting the online Punjab scholarship form, type the captcha code.
  6. Take a printout of the form for future reference.

Click Here for Offline Punjab Scholarship Form

How to retrieve the password of Punjab Scholarship Password?

If you have misplaced or forgotten your password. Here are the steps to retrieve your password.

  1. Visit the official website of Punjab Scholarship
  2. Click on registered user log in and then select recover your password link.
  3. You can either retrieve your password using the application form ID/ Date of birth or with an Aadhar card.
  4. You will receive an SMS on your registered mobile number with new password details/reset link

Click Here to Recover Punjab Scholarship Password  

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

Documents Required

Students applying for Punjab Scholarship have to submit documents at the time of application. Here is the list of mandatory documents:

  • Marksheet of academic qualifications (Class 10, 12, and undergraduate)
  • Attested passport size photograph
  • Caste and Income certificate
  • Government-approved Identification card
  • Domicile certificate
  • Scanned photograph and signature
  • Photocopy of bank passbook
  • Undertaking certificate
  • Attendance certificate from school
  • Last year admit card

How to check Aadhar card authentication?

Applicants can check the authentication by visiting the official website. The Aadhar authentication option is available on the corner of the left side. Select “Aadhar Card Authentication”. Enter your aadhar number, gender, name, and captcha code. Submit to check the authentication.

Click Here to Check Punjab Scholarship Aadhar Card Authentication

How to check the list of institutions and courses eligible for Punjab Scholarship?

You can check the list of institutions and courses that are eligible for the Punjab Scholarship by visiting the official website. Under the authorities link tab, the notification for institutes and courses is present. Click on the notification, you will be redirected to another page enter all the details and you can see the institute and courses list eligible for Punjab Scholarship.

Click Here to Check Institutes List of Punjab Scholarship

Click Here to Check Courses List of Punjab Scholarship

FAQs

Q1: How can I apply for a scholarship in Punjab?
The application for Punjab scholarship is quite simple. You have to visit the official website and move to the student registration section. Fill in the application form as per the guidelines and submit it.

Q2: What is Ambedkar scholarship?
dents belonging to the pre and post matric academic levels. It has been introduced by the Ministry of Social Justice in India. The scholarship provides financial aid to the candidates belonging to the Nomadic, Denotified and Semi Nomadic tribes.

Q3: What is the meaning of post matric?
Matric means, high school or class 10th. Therefore, the meaning of post matric would be after class 10th or high school. 

Q4: Is Punjab Scholarship applicable only for Schools?
No, Punjab scholarship is for all the students ranging from high school to higher academic levels.

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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