The Director of Education (Planning) has stated that the Pre-matric scholarship for economically weaker section and Divyang (Persons with Disability) students have been clubbed together. At the same time Pre-matric scholarship for the minorities, Begam Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship (for girl students of minorities (from Std IX to XII) , Divyanfg students (Std IX to XII) are being implemented.
The last date for ap-plication for the scholarship has been extended up to October 31. The last date for application can be filed on NPS 2.0 portal (www.scholarships.in) can be submitted, informs Director of Education Krishnakumar Patil.
The scholarship is available for students belonging to Muslim, Bouddha, Christian, Sikh, Parsi and Jain communities. Those who have secured at least 50 per cent marks in the last examination and their family income is below Rs 1 lakh. The scholarship is available for two students of a family. Out of the total number of beneficiaries 30 per cent has been reserved for girl students and the students should have received benefits of any other scholarship.
For all the scholarships Income Certificate issued by the Tahasildar is necessary. Those who are already receiving scholarships are also required to apply for renewal of the scholarship.