An Overview of the MOMA scholarship

Posted by motachashma on August 14th, 2016

The Government of India has its Minority welfare department which looks after the educational requirements of the minority students. Minority students are those students who belong to the minority communities of India like those of Islam, Sikhs, Parsi, Jains, Buddhists and Christians. If the minority students come from an economically backward family then they can apply for a Merit cum Means scholarship from the Minority Welfare department. There are different types of Minority scholarship provided by the government. There are some which are exclusively for the girl child, while others are for pre matric and post matric minority students. The MOMA scholarship however is a Merit cum Means scholarship and is meant exclusively for students who want to pursue higher education after their 12thstandard exams. It is a higher education scholarship which is meant to encourage parents to send their children for higher education and it also encourages the students to pursue their dream of higher education. The scholarship is chiefly paid in two parts- the entire course fee which is transferred directly to the bank account of the institution and the maintenance fee which is transferred to the bank account of the student. The allocation of the scholarship is done by the state or the Union territories to its respective students. There is a reservation of 30% for the girl child under the MOMA scholarship. However, if there are not enough girls then the scholarship is given to some other meritorious candidate.

Eligibility criteria for MOMA scholarship

The eligibility criteria for a student to attain a complete Minority scholarship are as follows-

  • The student must be from a minority group in order to avail a scholarship.
  • The student should have attained a minimum of 50% in their class 12th exam in order to qualify for their MOMA scholarship. Not only that, the student should have also attained a seat in their preferred courses through competitive exams or merit in order to qualify for the MOMA scholarship.
  • The scholarship is not applicable for all graduation and post- graduation courses. There is list of eligible courses published in the MOMA scholarship page and only the students pursuing the mentioned courses will be able to get a MOMA scholarship.
  • The family income of the candidate should not be more than 2.5 lakhs per annum from all the sources.
  • The student should be pursuing his further education in India only in order to avail the MOMA scholarship.

How to apply

In order to apply for the MOMA scholarship you have to fill up their online application form. The submission will generate a temporary ID and you will receive the permanent ID only after the submission of the required documents. The following documents need to be sent along with the application form-

  • A passport size photo of the candidate will be needed.
  • The copies of the documents needs to be self-attested and should be sent with the application form.

The income certificate signifying the aggregate family income of the candidate also needs to be sent along with the application form

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