Higher Secondary Merit Scholarship for BPL Students

First year higher secondary students can apply for BPL scholarship now. The scholarship amount would be Rs 5000 per annum. Selection will be completely based on marks. The BPL category students studying in Higher Secondary first year can submit their application. Once they qualify for the scholarship, they would be eligible to get the same in the second year too. But the students should have secured minimum. D+ grade in all subjects in their annual exam.

Scholarship Category

The Merit cum means BPL scholarship is allotted in 3 categories.
  1. General category
  2. SC/ST community
  3. Sports/Arts/Differently abled category

Selection Committee

A selection committee should be formed at the school level to find out the deserving students. The school level selection committee consists of following members -
  1. Principal(Chairperson).
  2. Headmaster/Headmistress of the school
  3. PTA President
  4. Staff Secretary
  5. A representative of the teaching staff
One of the members shall be a woman.

Selection Criteria

The students from General category who become eligible to get the scholarship should be selected by the school level selection committee. The application and details of SC/ST Category students selected for the scholarship should be forwarded to the Review Committee at the district level for its approval and for Sports / Arts / Differently abled category, it should be forwarded to the Director of Higher Secondary Education.

WGPA of grades awarded in the 10th standard is considered for the eligibility. If there are more applicants with equal marks, below said things should be taken into consideration for selecting the student.
  • Students whose parents are no more.
  • Children of unwedded mothers.
  • Candidates whose mother is a widow or legally separated or divorced or unwedded mothers.
  • Students whose father alone is alive.
  • Candidates whose parents suffer from incurable disease like cancer, heart ailments, leprosy. TB, AIDS, Kidney ailments, stroke related paralysis, and lunacy.
  •  Children of differently abled parents.
  •  Either father or the mother engaged in any traditional industries like coir, cashew, beedi, handloom, pottery, brick or tile making industries, Match industries, etc. viii. Parents having no land or house of his/her own.

How to Apply?

The school authorities should inform the first year Higher secondary students of the BPL scholarship. The application format is given below.
Application Form(download)

Aadhar linked bank account is mandatory for the applicants. The applications received should be scrutinized by the selection committee and the selected be intimated. The scholarship amount would be credited to the bank account.

Circulars regarding BPL Scholarship, application format, sample application form, notifications etc are published.
Merit Scholarship for BPL Students 2023-24(Fresh Application)
BPL Scholarship 2023-24. Instructions
BPL Scholarship 2023-24. Application Form
BPL Scholarship(Renewal)
BPL Scholarship 2023-24. Renewal Instructions
BPL Scholarship Renewal data collection format

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