SC ST OBC Scholarship is run by the Government of India and the state governments to help students pursue their studies at different levels. The centrally-funded scholarships are sponsored by the Government of India and disbursed by different states while the state-funded scholarships are sponsored and disbursed by respective state governments only. An SC ST OBC Scholarship offers suitable financial assistance to SC/ST/OBC candidates at both pre-matric and post-matric level of study.
we will summarise all the major scholarships for SC/ST/OBC category. This includes a glimpse on eligibility conditions, types of awards, application and selection process and other conditions. This article will prepare you beforehand about each SC ST OBC scholarship.
SC ST OBC Scholarship – OBC Scholarships
OBC scholarships are a distinctive type of SC ST OBC Scholarship which majorly focuses on providing financial assistance to students belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC). These scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and means. Mainly, there are 6 types of OBC scholarships awarded to students namely, National Fellowship for OBC, Central Sector Scheme of National Overseas, ONGC Scholarships, Pre-matric & Post-matric OBC scholarships and Merit Scholarships for OBC, Delhi. The following table provides information on the types of OBC scholarships, government or private aid, amount of scholarship and application deadline.
OBC National Fellowship
The national fellowship is an initiative of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India to financially aid OBC students and enable them to pursue higher education leading to degrees such as M.Phil. and PhD. The candidates need to visit the official website of UGC to apply for the scholarship.
OBC Central Sector Scheme of National Overseas
The national overseas scheme is for selected OBC students or professionals who wish to pursue a Masters or PhD in a foreign university. The PhD candidates are offered fellowship for 4 years and the master’s candidates are offered fellowship for 3 years. The candidates can obtain the application from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.
Pre-matric OBC Scholarships
Pre-matric OBC scholarships motivate OBC students studying at the pre-matric stage in government schools or recognised private schools to pursue an education without any financial constraint. The students receive a monthly stipend up to INR 500 under this scholarship and an ad-hoc grant of INR 500 per annum. The Central Government also have a 50% contribution in this scheme.