The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has extended the date of submission for the online applications for two of its Scholarship Schemes for 2014. The dates for both the CBSE Merit Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child and the Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship have been extended till September 30, 2014.
Also, the last date for receipt of hard copy of the online application has been extended up to October 15, 2014.
The Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students 2014 has been introduced by the Department of Higher Education for meritorious students from low income families going to colleges/universities for implementation during the XI Five Year Plan period with an approved outlay of Rs.1000 Crore This is a Central Sector Scheme’s objective is to provide financial assistance to meritorious students from low income families to meet a part of their day-to-day expenses while pursuing higher studies. This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the results of senior secondary examinations. 82000 fresh scholarships per annum (41000 for boys and 41000 for girls) will be awarded for graduate/post graduate studies in colleges and universities and for professional courses, such as Medical, Engineering etc.
CBSE’s Merit Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child’s objective is to provide scholarships to the meritorious single girl students, who are the only child of their parents; and have passed the CBSE class X examination with 60% / 6.2 CGPA or more marks/ grades and are continuing their further school education of Class XI and XII. The scheme is aimed to recognize the efforts of the parents in promoting education among girls and to provide encouragement to meritorious students. The number of scholarships for a particular year shall be variable and shall to awarded to all such “Single Girl Students” who have secured 60% / 6.2 CGPA or more marks / grades in the CBSE class X examination in that year