CBSE Scholarship 2018 and Competitions


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CBSE Scholarship 2018 - CBSE offers many scholarship schemes for the students who belong to poor family and need financial help to pursue their higher studies. Students who can’t afford quality education don’t need to worry anymore. There are many CBSE Scholarships that provide financial support to meritorious and needy students. Students can check the list of CBSE Scholarship in the page below. The article provides details about various CBSE scholarship like Central Sector Scholarship Scheme, CBSE Girls Child Scholarship, CBSE Udaan Program and also various competitions and Olympiads organised/co-organised by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education). From the list given below of CBSE Scholarship 2018, students can choose the right scholarship for them.

CBSE Scholarship 2018 List

To start the CBSE Scholarship 2018 list, the most important scholarship that comes is the Central Sector Scholarship Scheme. Get complete details about Central Sector Scholarship below. Given below is the list of Scholarships and competitions that are either organized/supported by CBSE

Name Type Eligibility
Central Sector Scholarship (CSS) Scholarship For Class 12
CBSE Merit Scholarship for Girl Students Scholarship  For Class 10 

CBSE Udaan Free Coaching Program 

Scholarship   For Class 11 and 12
CBSE Heritage Quiz   Competition For Class 9 to 12
 Green Olympiad Competition  For Class 4 to 10 


CBSE Central Sector Scholarship Scheme

Central Sector Scholarship Scheme (CSSS) by CBSE provides financial assistance to meritorious students from low-income families (Family Income should not be more than 6 lakhs) to pursue higher studies. This CBSE scholarship is funded by MHRD and will be awarded on the basis of the results of senior secondary examinations.

  • Eligibility Criteria: Minimum 80% marks in class 12 from a CBSE school.
  • Reward: Scholarship of Rs. 1000 per month for three years in graduation (Rs. 2000 per month for 4th and 5th year in case of a professional course and also for post-graduation of 2 years)

In 2014, total 4618 students were awarded the central sector scholarship for pursuing higher studies. The Scholarship application generally begins in the month of July.

Central Sector Scholarship Aadhar Requirement 

The students who are looking forward to applying for Central Sector Scholarship Scheme should get the Aadhar Number as it is compulsory now for the disbursement of the scholarship. (Read News) The human resource development ministry has decided to make Aadhar card compulsory for all scholarship provided by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and University Grant Commission (UGC).

CBSE Merit Scholarship for Single Girl Students of Class 10

The objective of this CBSE Merit scholarship scheme is to provide scholarships to the meritorious Single Girl Students. The CBSE Single Girl Child Scholarship scheme is aimed to recognise the efforts of the parents in promoting education among girls and to provide encouragement to meritorious students. 

Eligibility criteria for CBSE Merit Scholarship are as follows:

    • Girls who are the only child of their parent
    • Have passed the CBSE Class 10 Examination with 60% / 6.2 CGPA or more marks/ grades and are continuing their further school education of Class 11 & 12.

CBSE Scholarship for Coaching - CBSE Udaan Program for Class 11 and 12 girls

CBSE Udaan Program is a successful CBSE Scholarship. Under CBSE Udaan Program, meritorious girl students from class 11 & 12 are provided with free coaching for engineering entrance exams. Every year, 1000 girls students are provided support under the CBSE Udaan scheme and the aim of the program is to enrich mathematics and science education among girls at the school level and also to address the low enrollment ratio of girl students in engineering colleges.

Eligibility Criteria for  CBSE Udaan Program

  • Girl students from class 12 studying in PCM stream are eligible for the scheme provided that they are studying in KVs/ NVs/ other Government run Schools affiliated to any Board in India. Aggregate 70% marks in class 10 including 80% marks in Science & Maths.
  • Aggregate 70% marks in class 10 including 80% marks in Science & Maths.
  • The family income of the candidate needs to be less than Rs. 6 lakh.

CBSE Scholarship FAQs

Students often have many questions in their mind regarding the CBSE scholarship. Given below are some of the Frequently Asked Questions regarding the same:

How do I apply for CBSE Scholarship?
There are various schemes under which CBSE Scholarships are provided to students. All the detail of the scholarships is available in the link provided below. Also, applicants should ensure the timely submission of the application.

Why was my application rejected?
The application may get rejected if the application is not in a proper format or all the required documents are not presented.

Who is considered an SGC (Single Girl Child) applicant?
An applicant who is the only child in the family and is a girl shall be considered an SGC (Single Girl Child) applicant.

I am a single Girl in the family but I have one sibling. Can I apply for the scholarship under Single Girl Child Scheme?
No, as per the definition of Single Girl Child, you can't apply for the scholarship under Single Girl Scheme. You are covered in this scheme only when you are the only child in the family and are a girl and have no siblings.

I have received a cheque expiring today only. How do I get a valid cheque?CBSE always sends the cheque through partner banks by post and no chances of delay are there. If there is such a case, then you can send the cheque back to the CBSE Scholarship Branch to get a valid cheque in return.

Do I need to apply for the renewal of a scholarship?
Yes, for the renewal of a scholarship you will need to apply again.

CBSE Scholarship Application Status - Steps to check

Students who applied for any of the CBSE Scholarship mentioned above can check the CBSE Scholarship Application status by following the steps mentioned below

  • Step 1 - Confirm the exact status of your CBSE Scholarship Application before sending any e-mail
  • Step 2 - Write your Name, Roll No. in X/XII, Registration No., Father's name and Residential address, Contact No. in the email.
  • Step 3 - Send your current address in the email if you have not received the cheque for the scholarship due to the change in address/residence and your name appears in the list of return cheque cases.

Candidates can check the CBSE Scholarship Contact Details that have been given below. The email is to be sent to the email ID given in the contact details.

CBSE Scholarship Contact Details

Students can mail their Queries on CBSE Scholarship to:

CBSE Call Centre 1800-118-002 (Toll-Free)
Programmer (Scholarship) 011-22526745
FAX: 22515826
Email ID: scholarship.cbse@nic.in

CBSE Olympiads / Quiz competitions Recognised by CBSE

Some of the Olympiads/Quiz competitions that are conducted in India have been recognised by CBSE. Given below are the names of such Olympiads and Quiz competitions  

Competitions organised/ co-organised by CBSE

CBSE suo moto organises various competitions for students to participate in. The competitions are not solely education based but include several other extracurricular activities such as painting and designing. Some of the competitions organised by CBSE are:

CBSE Result

CBSE announces Result for all the schools in various states that are affiliated by it in India. All the schools that are affiliated by CBSE follow the curriculum of NCERT only. CBSE holds the responsibility of announcement of Result of the exams mentioned below:

CBSE Scholarship Online Form 2018

There are mainly three scholarships that are given by CBSE and for all three scholarships by CBSE the students have to apply online. The students only have to enter their details and upload the required documents to apply for any of the CBSE scholarship mentioned above in this page. The students are advised to fill the application form before the last date to avoid rejection of your application for CBSE Scholarship.

CBSE Scholarships that are Discontinued

CBSE has discontinued some of the scholarships that it used to provide in the past. Such scholarships are generally discontinued when the beneficiaries of such schemes are very less in number but the cost of providing it is higher.

CBSE Merit Scholarship Schemes for Professional Studies - Medical and Engineering (Discontinued)

CBSE Scholarship for students pursuing MBBS and Engineering Course. A scholarship of Rs. 1000 is provided to the selected students for a period of four years subject to every year renewal. Eligibility Criteria for CBSE Merit Scholarship for Professional Studies is given below:

  • Should have secured rank in the merit list of AIPMT/ JEE Main conducted by CBSE
  • Pursuing Professional Course in Medicine/ Engineering from Central University/Institution controlled or aided by Central Government.

CBSE Reward Scheme for meritorious students having passed class 12 from Government Schools (Discontinued)

The CBSE Reward Scheme for meritorious students having passed class 12 from Government Schools affiliated to CBSE has been discontinued form the year 2016-17. Given below is a notification for the same that was released by CBSE.

CBSE Scholarship

Disbursement of CBSE scholarship through DBT to Aadhaar Linked Account (Notification)

From the financial year 2016-17 onwards, the disbursement of CBSE Scholarship shall be done directly to the bank account of the beneficiary linked with Aadhar. hence, all the students are advised to apply for their Aadhar number. A notification for the same has also been attached below.

CSS Scholarship mandatory Aadhar

In case of any query regarding CBSE Scholarship write in the comments section below.

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