Assam SC Scholarship 2021 – Pre-Matric & Post-Matric Scholarship For SC Students

The Directorate of Welfare of SC, Assam has released the official notification regarding the Pre-Matric (IX-X) and Post-Matric Scholarships for students of Assam belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC) of Assam for the year 2021-22. Candidates have to apply through National Scholarship Portal (NSP) 

Assam SC Scholarship Details

Name of scholarship: Pre-Matric/ Post-Matric SC Scholarship

Academic session: 2021-22

Awarding Authority: Directorate of Welfare of SC, Assam

Official Website:

Eligibility Criteria of SC Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria for Pre-Matric and Post-Matric SC Scholarship is as follows

Family Income:

# Pre Matric Scholarship to SC students read in Class IX-X

Eligibility: Annual Family income should not exceed Rs.2.50 Lakh.

# Post Matric Scholarship to SC students

Eligibility: Annual Family income should not exceed Rs.2.50 Lakh.

Caste: Student should belong to Scheduled Caste.

Other Scholarship: He / she should not be getting any other Centrally-funded Pre Matric Scholarship. However benefit of National Means-cum- Merit scholarship scheme of D/o School  Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development can be availed by the beneficiaries of Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC students.

Aadhaar Enrollment: In pursuance to the provision of Section 7 of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act 2016, a student is required to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar or undergo Aadhaar Authentication. If not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, student is required to make application for Aadhaar enrollment.

Student Category: She/ he should be a regular, full time student studying in a Government School or in a School recognized by Govt. or a Central/State Board of Secondary Education. 

Repeat/ Failing Student: Scholarship for studying in any class will be available for only one year. If a student has to repeat a class, she / he would not get scholarship for that class for a second (or subsequent) year.

Value of Assam SC Scholarship

The value of scholarship includes the following for complete duration of the course:-

(i) scholarship and other grant.

(ii) additional allowance for students with disabilities studying in private un-aided recognized Schools.

(iii) Additional Allowances for SC students with disabilities studying in private unaided Schools.  

# Detailed scholarship amount details can be seen at the official notification given below .

Duration & Renewal of Scholarship

# The scholarship will be payable for 10 months in an academic year.

# The award once made will continue subject to good conduct and regularity in attendance. It will be renewed for Class X after the student passes Class IX. 

Selection of Candidates for SC Scholarship

(i) All eligible Scheduled Caste candidates will be given scholarships as prescribed in this Scheme.

(ii) Candidates belonging to one State but studying in another State will be awarded scholarships by the State to which they belong and will submit their applications to the competent authority in that State.

How to Apply for Assam SC Scholarship ?

Interested and eligible students need to submit their online applications through National Scholarship Portal to complete their application process for this scholarship. Students are advised to go through the steps listed below before proceeding to apply online. Below, we have provided a list of steps required to complete the application process.


# Student have to Click on the option “Student Login”, on the home page of National Scholarships Portal

 # Fill up the application as per the instructions given by the system then click on save button. After saving, student will get a “Temporary ID”.

 # The system will instruct the applicant to submit his/ her Temporary ID and date of birth to fill subsequent details.

 # Once registration is complete on click of submit button, a Permanent Registration ID is generated which can be used for Renewal and tracking the status of application.


Renewal Students have to apply with their Application Id and Date of Birth which they registered previous year. Student can also use Forgot Application ID to retrieve their ID. Only those students would be able to Renew who had actually got the scholarships payments last year from NSP 1.0.   

Important Date of SC Scholarship 2021

# Starting date of online application: 2nd September 2021

# Last date of online application: 30th October 2021

# Last date of institute level verification: 15th November 2021

# Last date of defective verification: 20th November 2021 

Important Web-Links of Assam SC Scholarship 

Application Link (Register) Click Here
Application Link (Login) Click Here
Official Notification Click Here | Pre-Matric | Post-Matric
Official Website Click Here

FAQs on Assam SC Scholarship 2021

Question 1: Who are eligible to apply for SC Scholarship Schemes?

Answer: Students fulfilling the Scheme guidelines of various Ministries are eligible to apply for these scholarships. These are available on the Home Page of the Portal.

Question 2: What is the last date for submitting applications online?

Answer: Closure dates for acceptance of various scholarship applications are available in National Scholarships Portal.

Question 3: How can I apply online for SC scholarship?

Answer: In order to apply online, please visit the website through URL

Question 4: Can I edit the information already saved and up-to what time?

Answer: All the information can be edited till the closure of application form. After final submission, your application will be forwarded to the next level and application hereby cannot be edited.

Question 5 : Do I have to fill up the online application in one sitting ?

Answer: No. You can fill up the online application in as many sittings as you wish, until you are satisfied that you have entered all desirable fields correctly. The software provides facility to save your application at every stage.

Question 6 : What is UID number/Aadhaar Number?

Answer: UID number otherwise known as Aadhaar number is Unique Identification Number given by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Aadhaar is unique 12 digit number assigned after de-duplication of bio-metrics.

Question 7 : Do I need to get my Aadhaar Card to apply for Scholarship ?

Answer: Aadhaar Number is not Mandatory for the Students in order to Register and fill up the application form online. Students can apply for scholarship without entering the Aadhaar no., but in that case they have to enter Aadhaar Enrollment Id. For the states of Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram Aadhar Number is not mandatory.

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