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In addition to admission, even though the RTE Act stipulates that all expenses of students i.e. schools uniform, textbooks etc need to be provided by the school - students are often in need of additional monies. So here is a list of scholarships which children in both government and private schools enrolled under the 25percent quota can apply for:

Most of the applications can also be submitted online from https://scholarships.gov.in/

  Monthly Benefit Eligibility Application ProcessLast Date Contact
Pre-metric scholarship for minoritiesDay Scholars: Rs 100 
Hosteller: Rs 600
+ modest tuition and admission fee is applicable 
 - Muslim/ Christian/ Sikh/ Buddhist/ Parsi
- 50% marks in previous final examination 
 Guardians' income less than Rs. 1 lakh
- I - VIII (offline)
and IX and X (online)
New Applications



Frequently Asked Questions
t.b.cMinistry of Minority Affairs


Pre-metric scholarship for Scheduled Castes and Tribes (SC/ST)Day Scholars: Rs 150 
Hosteller: Rs 350

- Scheduled Castes (SC) certificate
 Guardians' income less than Rs. 2 lakh

Application Form available from head of school in each state/union territory t.b.cHead of School 
Pre-Matric Scholarships to children of those engaged in Unclean OccupationsHostellers:
Class 3 - 8: Rs.300
Class 9 - 10: Rs.375 

Day Scholars: 
Class 1 - 5: Rs 40
Class 6 - 8: Rs 60
Class 9 - 10: Rs 75
 - Irrespective of religion, certificate/ undertaking from guardians engaged in unclean occupations
- manual scavenging
-tanning or flaying
- waste picking/collecting
Application Form available from head of school in each state/union territory t.b.cHead of School 
Pre-metric scholarship for Other Backward Castes (OBCs)Hostellers:
Class 3 - 8: Rs.200
Class 9 - 10: Rs.250

Day Scholars:
Class 1 - 5: Rs 25
Class 6 - 8: Rs 40
Class 9 to 10: Rs 50
- Other Backward Caste (OBC) certificate
 - Guardian's income of less than Rs.44,500 per annum
 Application Form available from head of school in each state/union territory t.b.cHead of School
Lodha Foundation - Scholarship
75% of the school fees aid directly to the school on a quarterly basis- Only residents of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR)
- Standard 5 to 8
- Family income less than Rs. 4,50,000 per annum/37,500 per month
Application Form
- Copy of certified mark sheet for 2 years
- Copy of school Id card
- Guardian's Income tax statement
- Guardian's employers' income tax statement
31st May Email: lodhafoundation
@lodhagroup.com Post:
Lodha Foundation, First Floor, Mirador Building, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Breach Candy Mumbai 400026
Hindustan Times Scholarships Rs 50,000 cumulative - Class 5 to 9- Application Form
 - Atleast 60% marks in previous year
- Essay
- Mumbai residents
 t.b.c Announced in Hindustan Times newspaper
 LIC Golden Jubilee Scholarship For Higher Studies - Rs.20,000/- per annum college/university or Industrial Training Institutes/ Industrial Training Centres  Application Form  31 Dec LIC Website

If you are aware of any other scholarships that can benefits students in both private and government schools, please drop a line to rightsbodhi@gmail.com