Are you tired of endless searches for Scholarships with no concrete results? Do you get nightmares thinking of applying for scholarships because it is a tedious and time-consuming process? Are you worried about having to stand in long queues just to apply for scholarships only to find out that youâ€™re not eligible?
Well, I have great news for all you Gen â€“ Zs and millennials looking to apply for Scholarships to schools or colleges, or universities from the safety and comfort of your homes! The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India has launched a digital platform that provides a one-stop solution to all your Scholarship needs by providing various services from student application, application receipt, processing, and sanction to disbursal of various scholarships to Students through a single window. National Scholarships Portal is taken as Mission Mode Project under National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) to ensure quick, efficient, and transparent delivery of scholarships to students across the country!
What does National Scholarship Portal seek to do?
NSP seeks to provide a Simplified, Mission-oriented, Accountable, Responsive & Transparent 'SMART' System for faster, efficient, and effective disposal of Scholarship applications and delivery of funds directly into beneficiaries' account without any leakages.
The portal is a Mission Mode Project to provide a common electronic portal for implementing various Scholarships schemes launched by Union Government, State Government, and Union Territories across the country.
How do I apply for a scholarship on the portal?
If you are a new user applying for the scholarship:
If you are a returning applicant applying for renewal of scholarship:
*Only those students would be able to Renew who had actually got the scholarship payments last year from NSP 1.0.
What documents do I need to apply for scholarships?
The following documents are mostly required to be uploaded for Fresh applications if the amount of Scholarship is more than Rs. 50,000/- per annum.
Am I eligible for the scholarships on the National Scholarship portal?
Eligibility criteria vary from state and course to caste and religion. To check if you are eligible for a Scholarship, you can follow these simple steps.
Once you get a list of scholarships you are eligible for, you can select one and apply on the portal.
1. An integrated, single window for application, tracking, and award of scholarships has simplified the process and made it faster and easier, for the students:
2. With all the information available on the portal for everyone to access, there is an improved level of transparency.
3. The NSP will also Help in the standardization of process, eligibility, and award of scholarships across the country:
4. It serves as a decision support system (DSS) for Ministries and departments as up-to-date information will be available on demand.
5. It ensures a comprehensive MIS System to facilitate monitoring every stage of Scholarships distribution i.e. from student registration to delivery of funds. (Source: National Scholarship portal).
Frequently Asked Questions
Question 1: Who is eligible to apply for Scholarship Schemes?
Answer: eligibility criteria vary between different ministries, programs, etc. Students fulfilling the Scheme guidelines of various Ministries are eligible to apply for these scholarships. For more details visit the home page and check for eligibility criteria as given above.
Question 2: What is the last date for submitting applications online?
Answer: Closure dates for acceptance of different scholarships vary. Details are available on National Scholarships Portal.
Question 3: How can I apply online for a scholarship?
Answer: To apply online, please visit the website and follow the steps for login and registration as given above.