Merit scholarships are available for students who want to get financial funds so that they can continue their education in India. There are a lot of different types of scholarship opportunities available in India according to the benefits and the monetary funds which are available. Some types of scholarships will provide you with opportunities to be free from tuition fees. You can apply for the scholarship of your choice by visiting the national scholarship portal and given below we are sharing the details related to Merit Scholarship 2023. We will also share with you all the state-wise scholarship eligibility and the last date to apply for the various scholarship scheme.
Merit Scholarship 2023
There are a lot of merit scholarships available for people who want to be a part of various government organizations. Still, they are not able to do so because of the lack of monetary funds. There are a lot of different types of scholarship opportunities available on the national scholarship portal created by the Indian Government and you can also apply for private scholarship opportunities available in India through various types of organizations that are responsible to create opportunities for the people of India. You can be a part of the Merit Scholarship of your choice by filling out the application form available on the official website. You will be eligible to get proper benefits to continue your education.
- Government Funded Scholarships
|S.No.||Scholarship||Tentative date||Provider’s name|
|1.||INSPIRE Scholarship||October-December||Ministry of Science and Technology, GOI|
|2.||KVPY – Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana||July/August||Department of Science and Technology, GOI|
|4.||NEC Scholarship – Merit Scholarship, Tripura||April||Directorate of Higher Education, Government of Tripura|
|5.||Medhabruti Scholarship||January||Government of Orissa|
|6.||Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship||September||Government of West Bengal|
|7.||UGC Merit Scholarship – Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders PG Scholarships for Professional Courses||March||University Grants Commission|
- Private Funded Scholarships
|S.No.||Scholarship||Tentative date||Provider’s name|
|1.||Aditya Birla World Academy Scholarship||July/August||Aditya Birla World Academy|
|3.||Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship||August||Reliance Foundation|
|4.||Atul Maheshwari Scholarship||August||Amar Ujala Foundation|
|5.||Abhilasha Scholarship||August||EROS Group|
|6.||UGAM Legrand Scholarship Program||July||Legrand India|
|7.||North South Foundation (NSF) Scholarship||September||North South Foundation|
|8.||Sumedha Scholarship – Yashad-Sumedha Scholarship||August/September||Sumedha in partnership with Hindustan Zinc Limited|
|9.||IndusInd Foundation Merit-cum-Means Scholarship||September||IndusInd Foundation|
|10.||Baba Gurbachan Singh Scholarship||September||Sant Nirankari Mandal|
|11.||National Scholarship Exam||September||National Institute of Career Education Foundation|
|12.||SOF Girl Child Scholarship Scheme (GCSS)||October||Science Olympiad Foundation and the British Council|
|13.||Fair and Lovely Scholarship||October||Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL)|
|14.||WISDOM Scholarship||November||WISDOM Educational Foundation (WEF)|
|15.||Dr. Reddy’s Foundation Sashakt Scholarship||August||Dr Reddy’s Foundation|
|16.||L’Oréal India Scholarship||July||L’Oréal India|
|17.||GP Birla Scholarship||July||G.P. Birla Educational Foundation|
|18.||Bighelp Merit Scholarship||June||Bighelp for Education|
|19.||SRM Scholarship||June||SRM University|
|20.||RGIPT M.Tech Fellowship||June||Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology|
|21.||Debesh-Kamal Scholarships||May||Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata|
|23.||Saryu Doshi Post Graduate Fellowship||May||Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata|
|24.||DLF Foundation Scholarship – Nurturing Talent Programme||April||DLF Foundation|
|25.||DLF Foundation Scholarship – AKANKSHA Scholarship||December/January||DLF Foundation|
|26.||Schindler Igniting Minds Scholarship||March||Schindler India|
|27.||Tata Housing Scholarship||March||Tata Housing|
|28.||Hindustan Times Scholarship||January||Hindustan Times|
|29.||Marubeni Scholarship||December/January||Marubeni India Private Limited|
The applicant will be provided with the following rewards through the development of this scholarship:-
- Government Funded Scholarships
|1.||INSPIRE Scholarship||INR 80,000 per annum per scholar|
|2.||KVPY – Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana||INR 5,000 per month during 1st to 3rd year of B.Sc/BS/B.Stat/B.Math/Integrated M.Sc/MS along with the contingency grant of INR 20,000 per annum; INR 7,000 during the 4th & 5th years of Integrated M.Sc/MS/M.Math/M. Stat with a contingency grant of INR 28,000 per annum|
|3.||NTSE Scholarship||Students selected for NTSE scholarship get INR 1,250 per month at class 11 & 12 levels, INR 2,000 per month at UG & PG level, and at the Ph.D. level, the scholarship amount is as per UGC norms|
|4.||NEC Scholarship – Merit Scholarship, Tripura||INR 20,000 per annum for diploma-level courses, INR 22,000 per annum for degree-level programmes, INR 25,000 annually for PG courses, INR 30,000 annually for M.Phil/Ph.D.|
|5.||Medhabruti Scholarship||Up to INR 10,000 per annum|
|6.||Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship||Up to INR 8,000 per month|
|7.||UGC Merit Scholarship – Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders PG Scholarships for Professional Courses||INR 3,100 per month for two years|
- Private Funded Scholarships
|1.||Aditya Birla World Academy Scholarship||Free tuition fees|
|2.||Merck Scholarship||Rupees 35000 per annum till the time of graduation.|
|3.||Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship||Rupees 36000 per annum to engineering students.Rupees 40000 per annum to medical students.|
|4.||Atul Maheshwari Scholarship||Rupees 30000 to 18 students of class 9th to 10thRupees 50000 to 18 students of class 11th and 12th.|
|5.||Abhilasha Scholarship||Rupees 5000.|
|6.||UGAM Legrand Scholarship Program||Rupees 60000 per annum or 60% of tuition fees whichever is lower.|
|7.||North South Foundation (NSF) Scholarship||Rupees 25000 per annum|
|8.||Sumedha Scholarship – Yashad-Sumedha Scholarship||Rupees 20000 per annum for 4 years|
|9.||IndusInd Foundation Merit-cum-Means Scholarship||1500 rupees per month.|
|10.||Baba Gurbachan Singh Scholarship||100% tuition fees for students above 60% of marks.50% tuition fees for students scoring between 50% and 59% marks.|
|11.||National Scholarship Exam||Up to rupees 35000|
|12.||SOF Girl Child Scholarship Scheme (GCSS)||5000 Rupees|
|13.||Fair and Lovely Scholarship||One-time payment of Rupees 25000 to Rupees 50000.|
|14.||WISDOM Scholarship||Payment of up to Rupees 2000 and other certificates.|
|15.||Dr Reddy’s Foundation Sashakt Scholarship||Rupees 2.4 lakh for 3 years|
|16.||L’Oréal India Scholarship||Rupees 2.5 lakh in equal installments each year for the time of the course|
|17.||GP Birla Scholarship||Rupees 50000 per annum along with a one-time payment of rupees 7000 towards the purchase of the book in the first year.|
|18.||Bighelp Merit Scholarship||INR 5,000 per annum for up to 6 years (up to INR 30,000) or until the completion of graduation/technical degree, whichever is earlier|
|19.||SRM Scholarship||100% scholarship to 20 candidates, 75% scholarship to 40 candidates, 50% scholarship to 60 candidates & 25% scholarship to 80 candidates, the scholarship includes tuition fee, mess charges, and hostel fee|
|20.||RGIPT M.Tech Fellowship||INR 12,400 per month for four semesters only|
|21.||Debesh-Kamal Scholarships||INR 1,00,000|
|23.||Saryu Doshi Post Graduate Fellowship||INR 20,000 per scholar|
|24.||DLF Foundation Scholarship – Nurturing Talent Programme||INR 40,000 per annum till class 12, counseling, remedial classes based on academic performance, personal grooming/career coaching through summer & winter camps, life skill training, thematic workshops, and other benefits|
|25.||DLF Foundation Scholarship – AKANKSHA Scholarship||INR 50,000 per annum till the completion of the study, provided the candidate fulfills all the academic criteria every year of the course|
|26.||Schindler Igniting Minds Scholarship||INR 20,000 per scholar|
|27.||Tata Housing Scholarship||Up to INR 60,000|
|28.||Hindustan Times Scholarship||INR 50,000 is given to each selected candidate from the Mumbai region, and INR 25,000 is given to candidates from Chandigarh, Panchkula, and Mohali|
|29.||Marubeni Scholarship||INR 40,000 (minimum) per scholar|
Merit Scholarship for SC/ST/OBC/Minority Students
The applicant must follow the following eligibility criteria to be eligible for the various scholarship schemes:-
- Government Funded Scholarships
|1.||INSPIRE Scholarship||Applicants must be among the top 1% in terms of aggregate marks in class 12 board exam, must be pursuing B.Sc. or Integrated M.Sc. in Natural and Basic Sciences, and must be among the top 10,000 rankers of JEE-Advance, JEE-Mains, or NEET and would opt for Natural & Basic Sciences, those candidates admitted in IISER, NISER, DAE-CBS, KVPY, NTSE, JBNSTS & Science Olympiad medallists opting for Natural & Basic Sciences are also eligible, must be in the age group 17 to 22 years.|
|2.||KVPY – Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana||Class 11 & 12 students or 2nd-year students are studying in Cambridge International Exam Board with at least 75% marks in Maths & Science subjects in class 10th board exam; students studying in 1st year of B.Sc/BS/B.Stat/B. Math or Integrated M.Sc, MS of Basic Science related subjects with a score of at least 60% marks in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology in class 12 board exam; SC/ST/PWD candidates are given a relaxation of 10% in marks|
|3.||NTSE Scholarship||Students studying in class 10 in a recognized school, students of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) can also apply|
|4.||NEC Scholarship – Merit Scholarship, Tripura||Applicant must be a permanent resident of Tripura and must have scored a minimum of 70% marks (60% in case of SC/ST candidates) in the last qualifying exam for diploma/degree/PG/M. Phil and Ph.D. courses, annual family income must not exceed INR 4.5 Lakh, must not be in receipt of any other scholarship|
|5.||Medhabruti Scholarship||Applicants must be residents of Odisha, must have scored at least 60% marks in the last exam appeared, and annual family income must not be more than INR 6 Lakh.|
|6.||Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship||Applicant must be a domicile of West Bengal and studying in West Bengal, candidate at higher secondary/diploma/UG level must have scored at least 75% marks in class 10 & 12 respectively, the applicant at PG level must have scored at least 53% marks in graduation in case of general education or 55% marks in case of engineering, annual family income must not exceed INR 2.5 Lakh.|
|7.||UGC Merit Scholarship – Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders PG Scholarships for Professional Courses||1st or 2nd rank holders at UG level must be enrolled in a full-time PG programme, must have done graduation in Life Sciences/Physical Sciences/Chemical Sciences/Earth Sciences/Mathematical Sciences/Social Sciences/Commerce/Languages, must not be above 30 years in age|
- Private Funded Scholarships
|1.||Aditya Birla World Academy Scholarship||Class 11 (IB DP and/or A-Level) of Aditya Birla World Academy, those students seeking admission into Class 11 (IB DP and/or A-Level) of Aditya Birla World Academy|
|2.||Merck Scholarship||Class 10 (SSC) passed students with at least 80% marks in the current year, the family income must not exceed INR 20,000 per month|
|3.||Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship||Class 12 passed students who are on the merit list of their respective state board or CBSE board|
|4.||Atul Maheshwari Scholarship||For class 9 to 12 students with a minimum score of 60% in the previous exam, the annual family income must not be more than INR 1 Lakh|
|5.||Abhilasha Scholarship||Girl students of classes 9 to 12 with a minimum of 75% marks in the previous exam, the annual family income must not be more than INR 3 Lakh|
|6.||UGAM Legrand Scholarship Program||Girl students who have passed class 12, must have scored a minimum of 75% marks in classes 10 &12, seeking admission or have secured admission in B.Tech./BE (preferably in Electrical or Electronic stream) or B.Arch. from India in the current academic year|
|7.||North South Foundation (NSF) Scholarship||Students among the top 100% in class 10 & 12 & CET/JET ranking in their respective states, must have taken admission into a professional course like Engineering, Medical, Dental, Polytechnic, B.Sc (Agriculture), B.V.Sc, etc., of a government or government-aided college, the annual family income must not exceed INR 90,000|
|8.||Sumedha Scholarship – Yashad-Sumedha Scholarship||Students must be studying in the 1st semester of B.Tech. degree of a government college must be the permanent residents of Udaipur, Rajsamand, Chittorgarh, Bhilwara, and Ajmer districts of Rajasthan, must have secured at least 75% marks in senior secondary exam, annual family income must not exceed INR 2.5 Lakh.|
|9.||IndusInd Foundation Merit-cum-Means Scholarship||Students who have passed class 12 in the current academic year with a minimum of 85% marks (aggregate), must have taken admitted in a regular degree course of a recognized university in India|
|10.||Baba Gurbachan Singh Scholarship||Applicants with 60% or above marks in class 10 or 12, must be studying in 1st year of diploma/degree course, annual family income must not exceed INR 3.5 Lakh, and applicants can be regular or correspondent students. Note: Needy students with less than 60% marks can be considered for the scholarship in case of special circumstances.|
|11.||National Scholarship Exam||Students who are studying in classes 5 to 12 or hold a diploma/graduate degree.|
|12.||SOF Girl Child Scholarship Scheme (GCSS)||Girl students studying in classes 1 to 10 with a score of 60% or equivalent in the previous class, must have a family income of INR 15,000 per month|
|13.||Fair and Lovely Scholarship||Applicants must be girls, within the age group of 15 to 30 years, passed class 12, secured at least 60% marks in class 10 and 12 board exams, and have an annual family income must not be more than INR 6 Lakh|
|14.||WISDOM Scholarship||Students of classes 3 to 8|
|15.||Dr Reddy’s Foundation Sashakt Scholarship||Girl students who have passed class 12 and are confident of getting admitted into the best Science colleges of India, applicants with a rural background, financially weak background, and interest in scientific research can apply.|
|16.||L’Oréal India Scholarship||Girl applicants who have passed class 12 from the Science stream with at least 85% marks in PCB/PCM have taken admission to a graduate programme in the current academic year, are not more than 19 years of age, and have not more than INR 4 Lakh as annual family income|
|17.||GP Birla Scholarship||Applicants must be a domicile of West Bengal, must have passed class 12 with at least 80% marks from the state board or 85% from CBSE, and must be continuing studies in any of the streams like humanities, science, medicine, and several others from a recognized college/university.|
|18.||Bighelp Merit Scholarship||Class 10 passed applicants with at least 98% marks or 9.8 GPA, must have studied at a government/municipal/Zilla Parishad school, annual family income must not be more than INR 1 Lakh, must not hold agricultural land more than 1 Acre|
|19.||SRM Scholarship||Students must have passed class 12 in the current academic year, be applying for UG courses in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the School of Liberal Arts and Basic Sciences (SLABS) of SRM University, have scored 60% marks in PCM (if applying for SEAS) or 60% average (if using for SLABS), annual family income must not exceed INR 4 Lakh.|
|20.||RGIPT M.Tech Fellowship||Applicants with a 4-year B.Tech or B.E degree in Petroleum Engineering with at least 60% marks or 6.0 CPI (55% or 5.5 CPI in case of SC/ST), must have qualified GATE exam|
|21.||Debesh-Kamal Scholarships||Applicant must have first-class marks at the postgraduate level, must not be more than 30 years of age at the time of applying for the scholarship, area of study could be Humanities and Basic Sciences or other disciplines such as social sciences and applied science and technology|
|23.||Saryu Doshi Post Graduate Fellowship||Applicants with 1st class degree from a recognized university must have secured admission to a foreign university on the basis of their merit, final year students can also apply|
|24.||DLF Foundation Scholarship – Nurturing Talent Programme||Applicants must be a domicile of Gurugram, have scored at least 80% marks in class 5 exam, and belong to an underprivileged family, 1 child per family can avail of this scholarship|
|25.||DLF Foundation Scholarship – AKANKSHA Scholarship||Meritorious students who have taken admission to a UGC/NAAC approved college, have an annual family income not more than INR 5 Lakh, exceptions are made in case of exemplary academic performance by applicants if their annual family income falls within INR 5-8 Lakh|
|26.||Schindler Igniting Minds Scholarship||Applicants must be studying ITI diploma/polytechnic diploma in Electrical/Mechanical/Civil/Electronics & Telecommunication, must have scored at least 65% aggregate in classes 10 & 12, and must have scored at least 75% marks in the previous exam in case the applicant is in 2nd or 3rd year of the diploma course, annual family income should not exceed INR 2 Lakh, must not be more than 20 years in age|
|27.||Tata Housing Scholarship||Girl students with 50% marks in all qualifying exams, must be studying in the 2nd year of B.Tech/BE/B.Arch. degree, annual family income must not exceed INR 3 Lakh|
|28.||Hindustan Times Scholarship||Applicants must be studying in classes 5 to 9, must belong to Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Thane regions of Maharashtra, Pune, Chandigarh, Panchkula, and Mohali, and must have scored a minimum of 60% marks in the final exam.|
|29.||Marubeni Scholarship||Applicants with more than 75% marks in the class 12 board exam, must be studying in the 1st year of a full-time undergraduate/professional/technical course, must belong to Punjab or Chandigarh, and must not be getting any other scholarship whose amount is more than INR 6,000 per annum, annual family income must not be more than INR 2 Lakh.|
Merit Scholarship 2023 Application Procedure
The applicant must follow the following application procedure to apply for the various scholarship scheme:-
- You will first have to visit this scholarship scheme that you are interested in.
- You need to read the details of the scholarship opportunity displayed on the home page of the website.
- You have to take admission to the course that you are interested in before applying for the scholarship.
- Sometimes you can apply for this scholarship automatically after you have filled out the application form for admission.
- You must fill out the application form with essential details and apply for the scholarship.
- Take a printout of the duly filled application form.
Application Procedure Through NSP
To apply for the scholarship we will have to follow the simple procedure given below:-
- The candidates will first have to visit the official website of the national scholarship portal by clicking on the link given here
- The home page will open on your screen.
- You have to click on the option called New Registration
- The instructions will open on your screen.
- Tick mark the declaration.
- You have to click on the option called the “Continue” option.
- Enter all of the details.
- Enter name, date of birth, mobile number, gender, email ID, bank details, etc.
- Enter the captcha code
- Click the “Register” option.
- Now you have to log in using your credentials.
- You have to click on the option called Application Form
- The application form will be displayed on the screen
- Enter details including the State of Domicile, Name of the student, Date of Birth, Community/ Category, Father’s Name, Aadhaar card Number, Mobile Number, Scholarship Category, Gender, Religion, Mother’s Name, Annual Family Income, Email ID, etc.
- You have to click on the option called “Save & Continue”
- Upload the documents.
- You have to click on the option called “Final Submission’’
- The application form will be successfully submitted.