Central Sector Scholarship for Top Class ST Students

Central Sector Scholarship for Top Class ST Students

Last date to apply

October 30, 2015

About Central Sector Scholarship for Top Class ST Students

Central Sector Scholarship Scheme for Top Class ST Students was given by Ministry of Tribal Affairs, to meritorious ST students for pursuing studies at Degree and Post Graduate level in any of the 213 identified quality educational institutions. Students Studying in the Top Class Institutions would only be able to apply for the Top Class Scheme. The List of Institutions is finalised by the Ministry /Department. This scholarship scheme namely “Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship” was introduced in the 11th five-year plan while discontinuing all the earlier scholarship schemes. 100% funding is provided by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs according to the norms. Each identified Institute has been allocated 5 awards; however, it can be increased subject to an overall cap of 625 scholarships per year. Scholarship once awarded will continue until completion of the course subject to satisfactory performance.

Two Central sector Scholarship Schemes for ST students viz; Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship and Top Class Education has been merged by the Ministry into a single Central Sector Scheme called “National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students” Follow the link below to apply.

National Fellowship & Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students

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Central Sector Scholarship for Top Class ST Students Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region All India 
Class/ Age Class 12 pass outs 
Details
  • Nationality: Candidate must be an Indian citizen belonging to ST Category
  • Family Annual Income: Through all sources, the total annual income of candidate’s parents must not exceed Rs. 2 lakhs per annum.
  • Academic Qualification: Only those Scheduled Tribe students who have secured admission in notified Institutions will be eligible for the scholarship.

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