Post Matric Scholarship for EBC Students, Uttarakhand


The Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India invites applications for Post Matric Scholarship for EBC students, Uttarakhand 2021-22 from students of class 11 to PhD level. The students who are studying at post matriculation or post-secondary stage and belong to Economically Backward Classes (EBC) of the general category are eligible to apply. The main objective of this scholarship scheme is to provide financial assistance to EBC students so that they can complete their studies. Selected students will receive fixed scholarship amount on a monthly basis which includes maintenance allowance, reader charges (for blind students), and reimbursement of compulsory non-refundable fees, study tour charges/thesis typing/printing charges and book allowance (for corresponding course students).

Important Dates

Application deadline: 30 November 2021


To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • The student must be a resident of Uttarakhand and should belong to General category, that is, other than Scheduled Castes/Tribes, Other Backward Classes or other reserved categories.
  • The student must belong to Economically Backward Class. This implies that the annual income of the Employed Candidate or Parent or Gaurdian of the Unemployed Candidate must not exceed Rs. 1 Lakh.
  • The Candidate must be a student in a Government Institution or a School or College aided by the Government. Students pursuing education from private institutions or Organisations will not be eligible for financial assistance under this scheme.
  • Students in Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) or other aviation linked courses in government institutions will also be ineligible for this scholarship.
  • A student who has already studied in one level and is opting for education in a different subject but of same level will also be ineligible for this scholarship. For exanmple, a student who has already done Masters in Mathematics cannot apply for assistance for course of Masters in Chemistry.
  • Candidates who have already completed their professional degree like BEd, MBA, etc cannot apply for assistance through this scholarship.
  • Students who are already studying in Class XI or XII and are in mid-session cannot apply for assistance. However students who have just passed class X will be able to apply since they will be considered as Matriculation passed.
  • Medical studrents will only be able to apply for the scholarship till they are not allowed to practice during their course.
  • Undergraduate or Postgraduate students, irrespective of their fail or pass status will be awarded scholarships if they joined a professional course/ diploma from a recongnised instituion. They must be eligible for applying and no further failure will be accepted in courses accept those of “Group A”.
  • The students studying in correspondance courses or pursuing distance learning will be eligible and their non-refundable fees will be covered under the scholarship. Apart from that, they will get an annual allowance of Rs. 900 to manage their miscellenous educational expenditure.
  • Two boys of common parents will only be eligible to receive fiancial benefits. Boys whose two real brothers have already benefitted from this scholarship will not be further eligible. However, number of sisters applying for the scholarship will not affect this criteria.
  • The student who wishes to apply for this scholarship must ensure that he/she is not receiving any other financial help through means of scholarships or stipends from the government. If the student is already receiving help, he/she can choose the scheme which is more beneficial and awarding, only if he/she wants to.
  • Students who are preparing for entrance examination of a government or private institution for higher studies will not be eligible for any financial assistance through this scholarship scheme.
  • If the student is employed and the total income of the family including his/her earning does not exceed Rs.1 Lakh per annum, he/she will be elig ible for assistance with payment of compulsory and non refundable educational expenditures.
  • In case of girl students, married or unmarried, the income of the family will just be calculated from the income of her husband or parents, respectively. If the husband or parents of the girl dies, the income will be estimated on the basis of earning of the gaurdian.
  • If a girl’s parents income is suddenly affected due to death of the other parent, the girl can also apply for the scholarship given that she qualifies the given eligibilty criteria. Such applications will be even considered irrespective of the last date of application.
  • The house rent allownce that is being received by the parents of the student will be excluded from the income criteria only if the same is exempted from the calculation criteria of income certificate.
  • Income Certificate will be submitted by the candidate only at the time of admission into the course.

How to Apply

Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship through following steps –
Step 1: Visit the homepage of the National Scholarship Portal and click on ‘New Registration’.
Step 2: Read the guidelines carefully, select the undertaking and ‘Continue’. 
Step 3: Select the state of domicile, scholarship category (Post Matric), scheme type (scholarship scheme), gender, write the applicant’s name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID.
Step 4: Provide the bank details (Bank name, IFSC Code, Account Number)
Step 5: Select Aadhaar or Bank Account Number as identification detail and click on the ‘Register’ button.
Step 6: The mobile number will be verified and an OTP will be generated.
Step 7: Now, log in using OTP and fill the form.
Step 8: An application ID and password will be generated. Use that for future references.
Note: All the applicants are advised to fill the form correctly, no changes can be made once submitted. The applicants are also advised to fill only one application as multiple applications will lead to the cancellation of the form.

Last Date

The last date for application is 30 November 2021.

Contact Details

Phone: 0120 – 6619540
Email: [email protected]

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