Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA), Govt. of India is offering 20000 scholarships (e-scholarship) minority candidates pursuing various courses across the country. The total number of scholarships have been distributed to all the states and union territories. The objective of the Scholarship Scheme is to provide financial assistance to the poor, disadvantaged and meritorious students belonging to the minority communities in order to enable them to pursue professional and technical courses. These scholarships are available for education in India only. The Scholarship Scheme will be implemented by respective State Governments and Union Territory Administrations. The will receive 100 percent central assistance from Government of India.
20000 scholarships will be distributed every year under E-Scholarship (Minority Welfare Scholarship System). The number of scholarships for various states and UTs are allotted based on the population of students of minority communities. Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Parsi, Sikh and other minority communities are eligible under this scheme. Following is the state wise distribution of scholarships:
1. Last date for submission of application forms: 10th September 2011
2. Renewal of Scholarship: 31st December 2011
3. Link to apply online for Fresh and Renewal applications: http://momascholarship.gov.in/demomnw/tempClear.html