The Scheme of "Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship" for Girl Students belonging to the Minority Communities was earlier known as "Maulana Azad National Scholarship" and the same was launched by the then Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee at National Conference of Educational & Economic Development of Minorities held on 03.05.2003 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.The main purpose of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to meritorious girl students belonging to national minorities, who cannot continue their education due to lack of financial support.The scheme will be announced by the Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF) well in time on its website i.e. www.maef.nic.in as well as through advertisements in the leading language newspapers and local dailies and by using other suitable publicity media.
Objective : To recognize, promote and assist meritorious Girl students belonging to National Minorities who can not continue their education without financial support.
Purpose of Scholarship : Scholarship will be admissible for expenditure on payment of School/College Fee, purchase of syllabus books, purchase of stationery/equipment required for the course and payment of Boarding/Lodging charges.
Eligibility criteria :
Only girl students belonging to six notified Minority Communities i.e. Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Parsis are eligible.
Scholarship will be awarded to minorities girl students who are studying in Class 9th to 12th, and have secured at-least 50% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate in previous class.
Annual income of students parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs. 2.00 lakh.
Students have to submit the Income certificate of parents/guardian that should be issued by the Competent Authority declared by the State Government/UTs Administration.
Actual amount of scholarship will be provided for admission & course /tuition fee and maintenance allowance as given below subject to a maximum ceiling indicated against item concerned :
1. Admission & tuition fee for classes IX and X : Actual subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs.10000/- (Rupees ten thousand only) which will be released in two installments of Rs. 5000/- each
2. Admission & tuition fee for class XI and XII : Actual subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs.12000/- (Rupees twelve thousand only) which will be released in two installments of Rs. 6000/- each
Procedure for applying MAEF Scholarships online
The scheme is implemented through Scholarship Portal of Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF). It is mandatory for all students to apply online on the Portal i.e. www.maef.nic.in, fill the form and take print out of the same and send to MAEF office, with all the essential documents within stipulated time period.
The selection procedure will be based on the criteria of parent's/guardian's annual income. The selection of the eligible students will be primarily done on the basis of the lower income criteria among the students who have secured at least 50% marks in the previous exam, however there is fixed no. of scholarship quota for each State/UTs based upon the population of the minorities in the concentrated area.
Income Certificate of parents/guardian to be issued by the Competent Authority declared by the State Govt./UTs Administration. Income certificate in English/Hindi/Regional language. In case the Certificate is in Regional language, then it should be accompanied by self certified Hindi/English Version.
Students are advised to submit only “One Application Form”. In case if students submit more than one application form then all the applications submitted by students will be considered as “Duplicate” and will be “Rejected”.
Amount of scholarship will be credited directly into the Beneficiary bank account through DBT mode.
No scholarship shall be given for studies abroad for any course.
Check MAEF Scholarship Status online
Applicants also check their Scholarship Status online , This link https://scholarship-maef.org/searchAppStatus will be useful to Applicant Know their Scholarship status online
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