NMMSS 2024-25 Applications Open: Get Rs. 12,000 Scholarship Annually – Apply by August 31 @scholarships.gov.in

Students in Class 8 with 55% marks and family income up to Rs. 6 lakh can apply for NMMSS 2024-25 by August 31 @scholarships.gov.in.

NMMSS 2024-25 Applications Open: Get Rs. 12,000 Scholarship Annually - Apply by August 31 @scholarships.gov.in

July 2, 2024, New Delhi: The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has announced the commencement of applications for the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) for the academic year 2024-25. This scholarship provides financial aid of Rs. 12,000 annually to meritorious students from economically weaker sections, helping them continue their education in Class 9 at government, government-aided, and local body schools across India. Eligible students must apply through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) by August 31, 2024, using their Aadhaar number or EID for One-Time Registration (OTR).

Introduction to NMMSS 2024-25

The NMMSS aims to support economically weaker students in their educational journey by offering a substantial scholarship to encourage academic excellence and reduce financial burdens.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Who can apply: Students from economically weaker sections in Class 8.
  • Academic requirement: Minimum of 55% marks in Class 7 (50% for SC/ST students).
  • Income eligibility: Family income should not exceed Rs. 6 lakh per annum.

One-Time Registration (OTR) for New Applicants

To streamline the application process, the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) has introduced the One-Time Registration (OTR) system. New applicants must register on the NSP portal using their Aadhaar number or Aadhaar Enrolment ID (EID) to receive a unique 14-digit OTR number for future scholarship applications.

NMMSS 2024-25: Application Process

  • How to apply: Applications must be submitted through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) at scholarships.gov.in.
  • Registration requirement: Students need to use their Aadhaar number or EID for One-Time Registration (OTR).
  • Key documents required: Mark sheets, income certificate, Aadhaar card.
  • Selection process: Selection is based on merit and income criteria evaluated by state education departments.
  • Key dates:
    • Application start date: Now open
    • Application deadline: August 31, 2024
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Benefits

The scholarship provides Rs. 12,000 annually to selected students, facilitating their education in Class 9 at government, government-aided, and local body schools. This initiative aims to alleviate financial hardships and promote educational equality among economically weaker sections.

Eligible students are urged to apply for the NMMSS 2024-25 by August 31, 2024, to secure financial assistance for their education. For more information and application details, visit the National Scholarship Portal at scholarships.gov.in.

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