ADW Scholarship TamilNadu 2021-22: Application Form, Amount & Renewal

Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare scholarship is a very prestigious scholarship opportunity that is available to candidates belonging to minority communities and residing in the Tamil Nadu State. In this article today, we will be sharing with all of you the details of this scholarship scheme so that you can apply for it without any problem. We have shared the basic details including the eligibility criteria, education criteria, and the step-by-step procedures through which you will be able to apply for the ADW Scholarship TamilNadu 2021-22

ADW Scholarship TamilNadu 2021-22

Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare scholarships are especially available to minority students who want to continue their education but are not able to do so because of their weak financial background. The last date to apply for this scholarship scheme is 30th April 2021 so you have to make sure that you fill in the application form before the last date in order to be eligible for all the benefits. Various types of benefits are provided to the candidates in this scholarship scheme presented by the organization of the Tamil Nadu Government.

ADW Scholarship TamilNadu
First Graduate Scholarship Tamilnadu 

Details Of ADW Scholarship

Name ADW Scholarship TamilNadu 2021-22
Launched byGovernment of Tamil Nadu state
ObjectiveProviding various benefits
BeneficiaryMinority students of Tamilnadu State
Official Sitehttp://escholarship.tn.gov.in/edst_adw/ 

Important Dates 

  • Last date to apply online – April 30, 2021

Eligibility Criteria 

The applicant must follow the following eligibility criteria to apply for this scholarship scheme:-

  • The candidates should belong to SC/ST, Minority Muslims or converted Christianity.
  • They should be native residents of Tamil Nadu for more than five years.
  • Candidates studying class I to the PhD level can apply for the ADW scholarship.
  • For candidates applying for ADW hostels, the distance between the school/college and their residence should be more than five kilometres. However, this condition does not apply to girls.
  • In female candidates, the distance between the school/college to the place of residence can be within five kilometres.
  • The family income should not exceed INR 2,00,000 per annum.
  • Candidates who want to study in distinguished schools should have cleared the previous qualifying examination.
  • The students should have studied in an adi dravidar welfare, GTR, government or government-aided schools.
  • Students wanting to pursue class XI and XII in reputed schools through the ADW scholarship should ensure the family income does not exceed INR 1,00,000 per annum.
Tamil Nadu Scholarship

ADW Scholarship TamilNadu Schemes Available

The following schemes will be available to the candidates by the Government of Tamil Nadu State:-

  • Abolition Of Bonded Labor System
  • Adi Dravidar And Tribal Welfare Department
  • Adi Dravidar And Tribal Welfare Department – Stationary – Text Books
  • Admission Of Adi Dravidar / Tribal Students In Plus One At Reputed Schools.
  • Afforestation Schemes Providing Incentives And Providing Employment To Tribals In Forest Operation.
  • All India Service Examinations Like I.A.S., I.P.S., I.R.S., Etc.
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Annual Gandhi Memorial Award
  • Assistance For Funeral Rites
  • Assistance To Lawyers For Starting Their Practice
  • Awards To Bright Students
  • Book Bank – Books Will Be Purchased For Medical/ Engineering/ Law / M.B.A./Veterinary / Agri. And Polytechnic/Courses And Placed In The Library.
  • Book Bank – Books Will Be Purchased For Medical/ Engineering/ Law / M.B.A./Veterinary / Agri. And Polytechnic / Courses And Placed In The Library.
  • Burial Ground – Provision Of Burial Grounds And Pathway To Burial Grounds
  • Chief Minister Merit Award- Given Rs.3000/- Per Annum For 5 Years
  • Chief Minister S Merit Award
  • Community Halls
  • Construction Of Free Houses For Tribals
  • Development Of Agricultural Lands

ADW Scholarship Rewards Details 

The following basic awards will be provided to the candidates as per their level of education:-

For Schools 
  • The government will grant the following ADW scholarship incentives to female students:
  • The female students belonging to the SC/ST category and studying class III to V will receive INR 500 per annum.
  • The adi dravidar tribal welfare will grant INR 1,000 per annum to SC/ST girl students in class VI.
  • SC/ST female students in class VII and VIII will receive INR 1,500 per annum.
  • Children of those engaged in unclean occupation and studying in class X will receive INR 1,850 through the ADW scholarship.
  • The government will cover educational costs, special fee, application fee, registration and examination fee.
  • The welfare will select 1,000 boys and 1,000 girls who have secured top ranks in the class XII board exam and grant them INR 3,000 per annum for five years.
  • Day scholars in class IX and X will receive INR 2,250 per annum to meet their educational expenses.
  • Hostellers in class IX and X will receive INR 4,500 per annum for their education. 
For Schools Higher Secondary Level 
  • The government selects ten deserving students from each district who have secured the highest ranks in their Class X exams. The selected students will pursue class XI and class XII in distinguished private schools, and the welfare will cover the cost of the education through the ADW scholarship.
  • The ADW welfare will provide free textbooks to students studying class I to XII in the adi dravidar and tribal welfare schools and government schools.
  • The welfare also provides the students with free guides and question banks for students appearing for class X and class XII board exams.
  • The students studying in ADW schools and those residing in ADW hostels will receive four sets of uniforms free of charge.
  • Special classes are given to students appearing for the Class X and XII board exams.
  • The welfare provides free bicycles to girls who are converted Christians and boys studying class XI and XII. 
For College Students 
  • The government grants INR 7,500 under the higher educational ADW scholarship to students pursuing an undergraduate degree and polytechnic courses.
  • The students pursuing a postgraduate degree and professional courses will receive INR 8,000 per annum.
  • The state government also offers an ADW scholarship amount to students in self-finance colleges.
  • The law graduates will receive a lump-sum amount of INR 50,000 to start their practice.

ADW Scholarship Extra Benefits 

Extra benefits will be provided to the candidates in this scholarship scheme. Given below is the list of extra benefits available to the candidates:-

  • Opening And Maintenance Of Schools- 18 Adi Dravidar Welfare Schools And 3 Tribal Welfare Residential Schools Are Run By This Department (As Indicated In The Above Statement). Most Of These Schools Are Functioning Predominantly In And Near The Adi Dravidar And Tribal Habitations.
  • Admitting Students In VI STD In Reputed Schools- Under This Scheme, The Adi Dravidar / Scheduled Tribes / Scheduled Caste Christian Students Studying In 5th Std In Adi Dravidar Welfare / GTR / Government Schools And Aided Schools Have To Be Selected In The Order Of Merit From Each Block. The Process Of Selecting The Bright Students From All The 19 Blocks And Admitting Them In The Reputed Schools For Studying From VI Std To XII Std. There Is No Income Limit
  • Admitting Students In XI Std In Reputed Schools- Under This Scheme, The Adi Dravidar / Scheduled Tribes / Scheduled Caste Christian Students Studying In X Std In Adi Dravidar Welfare / GTR / Government Schools And Score Top 10 Marks Have To Be Selected In The Order Of Merit And Admitting Them In The Reputed Schools For Studying From XI Std To XII Std. Parent Or Guardian’s Annual Income Does Not Exceed Rs.1.0 Lakh.
  • Incentive To Adi Dravidar And Tribal Girls- Applicable to all girl students studying in government and government-aided schools from 3rd. III To V Rs. 500/- per annum and for VI Std Rs. 1000/- per annum and for VII and VIII Std Rs.1500/-. There is no income limit
  • Educational Fee Concessions- The Students Belonging To This Department And Converted To Christianity Studying In Government And Government Aided Institutions Are Fully Exempted By The State Government From Paying The Tuition Fees To The Educational Institutions Without Income Ceiling.
  • Concessions To The Undergraduate Students- The Students Belonging To This Department And Converted To Christianity Pursuing Under Graduate Courses In The Government And Government Aided Arts And Science Colleges Are Exempted By The State Government From Paying The Special Fee And The Examination Fee Without Income Limit.
  • Concession To The Postgraduate Girl Students- The Girl Students Belonging To This Department And Converted To Christianity 12 Pursuing Post Graduate Courses In The Government And Government Aided Arts And Science Colleges Are Exempted By The State Government From Paying The Special Fee And The Examination Fee Without Income Limit.
  • Special Fee Concession- The Students Belonging To This Department And Converted To Christianity Studying In 6th To 12th Standard In Government, Government Aided And Private Schools Are Exempted From The Payment Of Special Fee And The Fee Is Directly Disbursed To The Educational Institutions.
  • Fee Concessions- The Students Belonging To This Department And Converted To Christianity Studying In X And 13 XII Standard In Government, Government Aided And Private Schools Are Exempted From The Payment Of Examination Fee And The Fee Is Disbursed To The Institutions Directly By The State Government. The Exam Fees To The Students Pursuing Studies Through English Medium Are Disbursed To The Directorate Of The Government Examinations By The Government. The Students Applied For Pursuing Undergraduate, Post Graduation And Professional Courses In The Government And Government Aided Colleges Are Exempted From Payment Of Application Fees And Registration Fee And The Fees Is Disbursed To The Educational Institutions Directly By The Government.
  • State Government’s Higher Educational Special Scholarship- Special Scholarship Is Credited To The Accounts Of The Students Those Who Stay In The Hostels Of The Educational Institutions And Pursuing Degree And Polytechnic Courses At The Rate Of Rs.7500/- Per Annum And The Students Pursuing Post Graduate And Professional Course At The Rate Of Rs.8000/- Per Annum If Their Parent Or Guardian’s Annual Income Does Not Exceed Rs.2 Lakh.
  • Free Supply Of Bicycles- Bicycles Are Supplied Free Of Cost To Adi Dravidar-Tribal-Adi Dravidar Converted To Christianity Girls & Boys Studying In Std XI & XII In Government / Government Aided Schools And Partly Government Aided Schools, Where +1 & +2 Are Conducted Under Self Finance Basis.
  • Steps To Improve The Standard Of Education- Special Attention To The X And XII Std Students To Get Good Marks In Public Examination And Also Provided Special Guide And Question Bank.
  • Special Coaching- Every Year, Special Guides Were Printed And Distributed To Students Studying In The Schools And Hostels Of This Department. Apart From This, The Question Bank Books Published By The Parent Teachers Association Were Also Purchased And Distributed To The Students.
  • There Are 72 Hostels For Adi Dravidar With A Total Strength Of 4234 Boarders Functioning Under This Department In The State. The District Collectors Have Been Authorized To Admit Students In Hostels 10% Over And Above The Sanctioned Strength. The Borders Of The Hostels Are Provided With Boarding And Lodging At Free Of Cost. All Boarders In School Hostels Are Supplied With Uniforms At Free Of Cost.
  • The Medical Officers Of The Government Hospitals And Primary Health Centers Have To Visit ADW Hostels Every Month For the Medical Check-Up Of The Boarders. The Scheme Is Implemented By The Director Of Medical And Rural Health Services And Director Of Public Health And Preventive Medicines.
  • Chief Minister’s Merit Award- 1000 Boys And 1000 Girls Belonging To Adi Dravidar, Tribal And Adi Dravidar Converted To Christianity Communities In The Order Of Marks Obtained In XII Std. Public Examination And Who Continue Their Higher Studies Are Given A Cash Award Of Rs.3000/- Per Annum For A Period Of 5 Years. There Is No Income Limit For This Scheme.
  • Special Assistance To Law Graduates- A Sum Of Rs. 50,000/- Will Be Given As One Time Assistance Start Their Profession And To Meet Rent, Cost Of Furniture Books Etc., While Starting Their Practice. To Get Benefit Under This Scheme, Law Graduates Should Register Their Names In Bar Council.
  • Provision Of House Sites For Adi-Dravidars- The Department Of Adi Dravidar And Tribal Welfare Has Been Distributing Free House Site Pattas To The Poor Houseless Adi Dravidar And Tribal Families Under The Following Conditions.
    • Annual Income Should Be Below Rs.72,000/
    • Should Be Adidravidar/Tribal Community
    • Petitioner Should Not Possess Any Land Or House As Their Own.
    • Petitioner Should Not Possess Any Government Job.
    • Burial Grounds And Pathways
    • Burial Grounds To Adi Dravidar Habitations And Pathways To Burial Grounds Are Undertaken Under This Scheme. Funds Are Provided For Acquiring And Purchasing Land For This Purpose.
    • Panchayat Unions Are Also Providing Basic Amenities To Adi Dravidar Habitations From Their Funds. For This Purpose, 15% For Drinking Water Facilities And 10% For Link Roads Are Given As Share (Contribution) Of This Department.
  • Community Halls- Community Halls Are Constructed In A Phased Manner From 1971-72 Onwards In Adi Dravidar Colonies To Cater To The Need Of Adi Dravidar For The Purpose Of Conducting Marriages Social Functions, Meetings Etc.,
  • Removal Of Untouchability- The P.C.R Act 2015 (Rules 2016) Was Enacted So As To Vie Legal Authority To Ensure Justice And Equality Among All Sections Of The Community. A Sum Of Rs. 8.25 Lakes Maximum Is Awarded As Compensation For The Family Who Lost Life In The Riots. Basic Pension To The Widow Or Other Dependents Of Deceased Persons Belonging To SC Or ST Amounting To Rs.5000/- Per Month As Applicable To A Government Servant With Admissible D.A. And Employment To One Of The Family Members Of The Deceased And Provision Of Agricultural Land And House Etc.
  • Select Villages Schemes- Under This Scheme A Sum Of Rs.10.00 Lakhs In Sanctioned To Each Village In A District (Except Village In A District (Except Chennai) Where Untouchability Is Not Followed And People Are Living Harmoniously.
  • Free Sewing And Iron Box Scheme- Free Sewing Machine And Iron Box Will Be Provided Under The Following Conditions
    • Annual Income Should Be Below Rs.72,000/-
    • Should Have Completed Six Month Sewing Course Under Recognized Institutions.
    • Should Be Adi Dravidar And Tribal Community
    • Petitioner Must Be Above 18
    • For Getting Iron Box Petitioner Should Be Puthirai Vannan Community And Submitted Puthirai Vannan Community Certificate.

Documents Required

You have to submit the following documents to get the benefit under this scheme:-

  • Domicile certificate
  • Caste certificate
  • Marksheets
  • Photographs
  • Income certificate
  • Bank details
  • Proof of ID

Application Procedure ADW Scholarship TamilNadu 2021

To apply for the scholarship will have to follow the simple procedure given below:-

  • The headmasters/principal of a school or college should fill in the details and submit the application form online.
  • After applying online, the head of the institution should enclose hard copies of the students’ applications and documents and send them via post to their respective district’s adi dravidar and tribal welfare office.
  • The ADW officials will scrutinise the applications and forward them to the adi dravidar and tribal welfare department directorate.
  • The welfare will directly credit the ADW scholarship amount to the beneficiary’s account through the ECS (Electronic Clearing Service) system. 

Application Status ADW Scholarship

To check the application status you have to follow the simple procedure given below:-

ADW Scholarship TamilNadu 2021
  • The homepage of the scholarship will open on the screen
  • Now you have to click on the Status button available on the menu bar 
Application Status
  • A new page will open on your screen 
  • Enter your academic ID and the student ID 
  • Click on the option called View 
  • The status will open on your screen.

Submit Feedback

  • Click on the link given here to go to the official web page for the scholarship  
  • The homepage of the scholarship will open on the screen
  • Now you have to click on the Status button available on the menu bar.
  • A new page will open on the screen.
  • From this page, you have to go to the option feedback form.
  • A new feedback form will open on the screen.
  • Enter the feedback details in the application form.
  • Now click on the submit option

Give Feedback Response

  • Click on the link given here to go to the official web page for the scholarship  
  • The homepage of the scholarship will open on the screen
  • Now you have to click on the Status button available on the menu bar.
  • A new page will open on the screen.
  • From this page, you have to go to the option feedback Response.
  • A new feedback form will open on the screen.
  • Enter the response in the application form.
  • Now click on the submit option

Contact Details 

  • Contact Number: 044-28516689
  • FAX: 044-28419612
  • Address: Adi Dravidar and tribal welfare directorate, Chepauk, Chennai (PBX No. 28594780)

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