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Pre-Matric Merit Scholarship for VJNT/SBC/SC Students, Maharashtra 2017-18, Class 7

The Social Justice and Special Assistance Department, Government of Maharashtra invites applications from meritorious VJNT/SBC/SC students of Class 5 to 10 for Pre-Matric Merit Scholarship 2017-18. The key objective of the scholarship is to motivate students of backward classes for education. 


To be eligible for the scholarship, an applicant must -Belong to SBC/VJNT/SC category.Be studying in Class 5 to 10. Have secured 50% or more in his/her previous year's examination. Have stood first or second in the previous class. Note: There is no income limit to apply for the scholarship.  


For SBC/VJNT students:

  1. The students of Class 5 to 7 will receive a scholarship amount of INR 200 per annum.
  2. The students of Class 5 to 7 will receive a scholarship amount of INR 50 per month for 10 months.

How To Apply

Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship through following steps -

Step 1: Click here  to register as a new user (Note: Candidate should have a mobile number registered with their Aadhaar card to ensure seamless and fast application process.)

Step 2: Complete the Aadhaar authentication process either through OTP or biometric.

Step 3: The candidates will receive an OTP on their registered mobile number if they opt for OTP authentication.

Step 4: Complete the registration process by filling in all required details.

Step 5: Log in using username or password.

Step 6: Complete the application process for the scholarship. Note: Once the applications are filled, the headmaster of the respective school is required to submit the proposals to concerned District Social Welfare Officer, Zila Parishad through Block Education Officer. For applicants of Mumbai, the proposals should be submitted to the Assistant Commissioner of Social Welfare, Mumbai.

Apply online link

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Documents Required:

  1. Aadhaar Card
  2. Xerox of bank passbook
  3. Marksheet of the last appeared exam
  4. Domicile certificate.


Social Justice & Special Assistance Department 1st Floor, Annex Building, Mantralay, Madam Cama Road, Hutatma Rajguru Chowk, Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400032 Office Phone: 022-22025251, 22028660 Phone: 022-22843665, 220231652

Email: [email protected]







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