West Bengal Scholarship 2022: Full Scholarships List, Eligibility, Status

Today, we shall share with all of you the details of the various scholarships which are available by the Government of the West Bengal State and you will be able to check the eligibility criteria and the educational criteria needed for the candidates to apply for these scholarships schemes presented by the West Bengal Government. You can easily apply for the West Bengal Scholarship by following the step-by-step application procedure prescribed for each and every scholarship presented by the organization.

West Bengal Scholarship 2022

The Government of West Bengal state has created a lot of scholarships that are available for the students who are studying in different classes. You can apply for the scholarship by going through the official application procedure mentioned in this article. This scholarship is a very prestigious scholarship because it is available as per the education level of different students. The students who are currently struggling financially can apply for this scholarship really easily. Monthly incentives will be available to the candidates who apply for the scholarships presented by the Government of West Bengal State.

West Bengal Scholarship

Details Of West Bengal Scholarship

NameWest Bengal Scholarship 2022
Launched byWest Bengal Government
ObjectiveProviding monthly incentives
BeneficiariesStudent of the West Bengal State
Official site
 WBMDFC Scholarship 

Important Dates

Name of ScholarshipApplication Period
Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Minorities, West BengalSeptember to March
Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, West BengalMay to July
West Bengal Post-Matric Scholarship for SC/ST/OBCSeptember to November
West Bengal Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC ST StudentsSeptember to November
Hindi Scholarship Scheme, West BengalOctober to December

List Of Scholarships

The following scholarships are available in this scheme:-

WB Govt Scholarships
Name of ScholarshipProvider Name
Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Minorities, West BengalGovernment of WB
Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, West BengalJagadis Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS), Kolkata
West Bengal Post-Matric Scholarship for SC/ST/OBCBackward Classes Welfare Department, Government of WB
West Bengal Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC ST StudentsBackward Classes Welfare Department, Government of WB
Hindi Scholarship Scheme, West BengalDepartment of Higher Education, Science and Technology and Biotechnology, Government of WB

West Bengal Scholarship Rewards

The following awards will be provided to the candidates in this scholarship:-

Name of ScholarshipDetails Of The Rewards
Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Minorities, WBThis is one of the most popular merit-cum-means based scholarships for students of West Bengal that covers your studies from class 11 onwards. Applicable only for minority community students, this scholarship offers financial assistance of up to INR 8000 per month depending on the course or level of study you are pursuing. This scholarship is disbursed to students considering their academic merit and financial need.
Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti WBThis scholarship is exclusively meant for girl students who have passed class 12th from any board and are currently pursuing an undergraduate degree program in Basic Science/Medicine/Engineering at any institute of West Bengal. The objective of this program is to promote girl’s higher education and conserve their scientific talent. The girl students residing in West Bengal are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The selected students will receive a sum of INR 3000 per month. In addition to this, the scholarship also comprises an annual book grant of INR 2000.
West Bengal Post-Matric Scholarship for SC/ST/OBCFunctional under the Backward Classes Welfare Department, this scholarship for West Bengal students runs with an objective to provide financial assistance to SC/ST/OBC students studying in post matriculation or post-secondary level to enable them to complete their education. Students of class 11th, 12th, graduation, and post-graduation are eligible for this scholarship. The amount of scholarship that you can receive under this program may range from INR 160 to INR 1200.
West Bengal Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC ST StudentsImplemented by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India and run by the Backward Classes Welfare Department, Government of West Bengal, this is a centrally sponsored Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC and ST students studying in class 9th and 10th.  The scholarship offers variable financial assistance ranging from INR 150 per month to INR 750 per month. Also, the selected scholars get an additional Adhoc grant of up to INR 1000 per annum.
Hindi Scholarship Scheme, WBIn order to promote and encourage the study of the Hindi language in Non-Hindi speaking states like West Bengal, this scholarship offers financial assistance to students studying in higher secondary, undergraduate, postgraduate, and research level programs (M.Phil., Ph.D. or M Lit. etc). Students who have passed the Madhyamika, higher secondary, graduation, post-graduation, or any other equivalent degree can apply for this scholarship to stand a chance to win variable awards ranging from INR 300 per month to INR 1000 per month
Schaeffler India Hope Engineering Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

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

Scholarship nameEligibility
Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Minorities, WBYou must be a domicile of WB. If studying at the higher secondary level or diploma, you must have scored at least 75% marks in class 10th. If studying at the undergraduate level, you must have scored at least 75% marks in class 12th. If studying at PG level, you must have scored at least 53% marks in graduation (for general education) or 55% marks (in the case of engineering) The annual family income of your family should not exceed INR 2.5 Lakh.
Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, WBYou must be a girl student with a domicile of West Bengal. You should have passed class 12th from any board and must be studying Engineering, Medicine or Basic Science at a reputed institution in West Bengal.
West Bengal Post-Matric Scholarship for SC/ST/OBCYou should have a domicile of West Bengal and belong to SC/ST/OBC category. You must be studying in Class 11, 12, Graduation or Postgraduation. The family income for SC/ST students should not exceed INR 2 Lakh to INR 2.5 Lakh per annum. The family income for OBC students should not exceed INR 1 Lakh per annum.
West Bengal Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC ST StudentsHaving a domicile of West Bengal is mandatory. You should belong to SC or ST category. You must be currently a student of class 9 or 10. The annual income of the family should not exceed INR 2 Lakh per annum from all sources.
Hindi Scholarship Scheme, WBYou should belong to a non-Hindi-speaking state. You must be a resident of West Bengal. You should have passed the Madhyamika, higher secondary, graduation, PG, or any equivalent degree course. You must have scored at least 60% marks in the previous qualifying examination in the first attempt with Hindi as one of the subjects.

West Bengal Scholarship Application Procedure 

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

Scholarship nameApplication Procedure
Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Minorities, WBApply online through West Bengal Minorities Development & Finance Corporation’s online portal for Swami Vivekanand Scholarship
Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, WBApply through JBNSTS, Kolkata
West Bengal Post-Matric Scholarship for SC/ST/OBCApply online through the OASIS scholarship portal
West Bengal Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC ST StudentsApply online through the OASIS scholarship portal
Hindi Scholarship Scheme, WBApply offline through -Scholarship & Stipend Section of Education, Directorate, West Bengal, Bikash Bhaban, North Block, 9tn Floor, Bidhannagar, Kolkata-700091
West Bengal Scholarship

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