MOMA Scholarship- Pre Matric Scholarship

Pre Matric Minority Scholarship Scheme - Application, Amount, Dates

Last date to apply

15 October 2019

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About MOMA Pre Matric Scholarship

Pre Matric Scholarship Scheme was formed to provide equal opportunity to the minority groups in the country. The scholarship scheme is carried out under Ministry of Minority Affairs (MOMA), established to provide financial aid to students who belong to the minority community (Muslims, Christians,  Sikhs Jains, Zoroastrians (Parsis) & Buddhists and from economically backward communities of the society. Under the MOMA Pre Matric Scholarship, the amount of Rs. 10,000-10,700 are distributed to the candidates whose family income is less than 1 lakh rupees per annum. Apart from renewal, 30 lakhs fresh scholarship are distributed under the Pre-Matric Scholarship. 30% scholarships are reserved only for girls. This page gives information on Pre Matric Scholarship Scheme, Dates, Application Process, Eligibility Criteria, Rewards, Statistics etc. Read more on MOMA Pre Matric Scholarship.

  • Under this Pre-Matric Scholarship scheme, the Ministry provides financial aid to children from class 1 to 10 studying in government or recognised private schools/institutes in India.
  • Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme was started in the year 2008-09 to encourage parents to send their children to school and lighten their financial burden on school education.
  • From the session 2012-13 to 2017-18, an amount of Rs. 5164.45 crore was released to benefits 3,40,56,999 students under MOMA Pre-Matric Scholarship.

Latest Update: MOMA Pre Matric Scholarship registration has started from 15 July. Candidates can apply online through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP). The link is available below.

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Pre Matric MOMA Scholarship Dates

Candidates can check Pre Matric MOMA Scholarship 2019 dates below:

Events Dates
Pre Matric MOMA Scholarship Fresh/Renewal Application Begins 15 July 2019
Last date to apply online for Fresh/Renewal scholarship by students 15 October 2019
Release of Scholarship to the students
account through DBT Mode
November 2019
Submission of Scholarship Requirement
from State to Ministry
November 2019


Total Pre Matric Scholarships sanctioned from 2008-09 to 2017-18

The number of scholarships provided under Pre Matric MOMA Scholarship is given below:

Year Scholarships Sanctioned
2008-09 5.13 Lakhs
2009-10 17.29 Lakhs
2010-11 44.21 Lakhs
2011-12 55.28 Lakhs
2012-13 64.26 Lakhs
2013-14 77.94 Lakhs
2014-15 74.97 Lakhs
2015-16 51.78 Lakhs
2016-17 41.51 Lakhs
2017-18 44.74 Lakhs

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MOMA Pre Matric Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region  India
Class/ Age Class 1-10

  • Parents Income: Student must belong to the economically backward class and the income of parents/guardians should not exceed a sum of Rs. 1 lakh per annum from all sources.
  • Must be from the minority community i.e. Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jains & Zoroastrians 
  • Qualifying Marks: He/she must have attained at least 50% marks in the previous examination.
  • The scheme will not be given to more than two students from a family.
  • The student availing scholarship under this scheme is not eligible for benefit under other scholarship schemes.

MOMA Pre Matric Scholarship Amount

The Scholarship will be disbursed shortly after the registration process will end. Pre-Matric Scholarship would cover two components course fee/ tuition fees and maintenance allowance. Course Fee/ Tuition Fees would be credited to the school/ institutions account and Maintenance allowance would be given directly to the students.

The scheme will cover other allowances if the student lives in a hostel. The scholarship will be provided for the whole course The Scholarship is subject to renewal and would be continued only if the student scores a minimum 50% marks in the previous examination.



Day Scholar

Admission Fees  

Class 1-5



Class 6-10

 Rs.500 subject to actuals  Rs.500 subject to actuals 

Tuition Fees


Class 1-5

 Nil Nil 

Class 6-10

 Rs. 350 p.m subject to actuals

Rs. 350 p.m subject to actuals

Maintenance  Allowance  

Class 1-5


 Rs. 100 p.m

Class 6-10

Rs. 600 p.m subject to actuals

Rs. 100 p.m 

MOMA Pre Matric Scholarship Application form and Process

The students can apply for Pre-Matric Scholarship in an online mode. Candidates have to provide required information while registering for this scholarship. The Application process for Pre Matric Scholarship 2018-19 has been started from 23 July. The candidates can apply through this page for MOMA Pre Matric Scholarship 2018-19. The link to apply online is available now.

MOMA Pre-Matric Scholarship Application can be filled through the National Scholarship Portal by click on the link below:

Pre Matric MOMA Scholarship Application Form - Apply Online

Documents to be uploaded for Pre-Matric Scholarship

The documents are required to be uploaded (for both Fresh & Renewal Scholarships) only if the eligible claim of the scholarship is more than Rs. 50,000 per student. In the case of pre-matric scholarship, the amount is less than Rs. 50,000 hence no documents are needed.

Documents needed for Verification of Online Application

The list of documents to be submitted to the Institute/School/college by the student for verification of online application

  • Student Photo. (Mandatory)
  • Institution Verification Form. (Mandatory) A copy of the form is annexed.
  • Income Certificate: Income Certificate of Parent/Guardian issued by the Competent Authority in the State Government is required(Mandatory)
  • Religion Certificate: Self Declaration of Community Certificate for Class I to 10 given by the Parent/Legal Guardian (Mandatory)
  • Marke Sheet:  Self-Attested Certificate of ‘Previous Qualifying Exam /Board Marksheet’ as filled in the Form. (Mandatory).
  • Fee Receipt of ‘Current Course Year’. (Mandatory) 
  • Proof of Bank Account  (Mandatory)
  • Residential/ Domicile Certificate (Mandatory)

Your application must be verified at the Institute and Domicile District/ Domicile State/UT level. You may contact the concerned verification authorities for online verification of your application within the timeline given on the NSP portal. Ministry of Minority Affairs will release the scholarship amount, only if your application is verified and approved by all verification authorities.

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MOMA Pre Matric Scholarship Contact Details

11th floor, Paryavaran Bhavan, 
CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, 
New Delhi-110003

Fax- 011-24364279 / 011-24364310
Helpline no- 18001122001

MOMA Scholarship Helpline Number for all States & UTS   

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