The Union Education Ministry has announced November 15 as the last date for submission of applications for National Means cum Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) for the year 2022-23.
According to the ministry, ‘NMMSS scholarships are awarded to meritorious students of economically weaker sections to arrest their dropout at class VIII and encourage them to continue their education at secondary stage.
One lakh fresh scholarships are awarded to selected students from class IX every year and their continuation / renewal in classes X to XII for students studying in State Government, Government-aided and local body schools. The amount of scholarship is Rs 12,000 per annum.
The NMMSS is boarded on the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) - a one stop platform for scholarship schemes given to students.
The NMMSS scholarships are disbursed directly into the bank accounts of selected students by electronic transfer through Public Financial Management System (PFMS) following DBT mode. This is a 100 per cent centrally sponsored scheme, the ministry said.
Students whose parental income from all sources is not more than Rs 3,50,000 per annum are eligible to avail the scholarships.
The students must have minimum of 55 per cent marks or equivalent grade in Class VII examination for appearing in the selection test for award of scholarship (relaxable by 5 per cent for SC/ST students).
There are two levels of verification, L1 is Institute Nodal Officer(INO) Level and L2 is District Nodal Officer(DNO) level. The last date of INO level (L1) verification is November 30, 2022 and of DNO level (L2) verification is December 15, 2022.
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