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EBC Scholarship: The Maharashtra government launched the EBC Scholarship 2024, also known as the Economically Backward Class Scholarship Scheme 2024, to assist students who fall under the EBC category in finishing their studies. 

EBC Scholarship

This program offers fee reductions of up to 100% for undergraduate, graduate, and diploma programs in engineering, medicine, agriculture, and related fields. Only students from economically underdeveloped societies may apply for this scholarship.  

Depending on the applicant’s qualifications and course selection, numerous Economically Backward scholarships are offered by various Maharashtra government ministries. Online applications are accepted for the scholarship. 

Economically Backward Class (EBC) certificates are provided by the Maharashtra government to impoverished students who cannot pay for their education on their own. In actuality, the term “EBC” includes families whose yearly income is less than twice the poverty line as well as those whose members are living below the poverty line. 

Students will receive a brief overview of the most important factors to take into account while applying for this scholarship from this article. 

Additionally, it will give you information about the scholarship program’s eligibility requirements, application process, scholarship amount, necessary paperwork, and other crucial details. For a thorough knowledge of the research and related information, continue reading.

Eligibility Criteria for EBC Scholarship

The EBC Scholarship has particular eligibility requirements that applicants must complete in order to be accepted. While the program’s qualifications may significantly vary depending on the region, the following are some typical standards:

  1. Citizenship: Applicants need to be Indian citizens.
  2. Economic Situation: Applicants should come from a financially disadvantaged class.
  3. Age Restrictions: Typically, the age restrictions are between 17 and 25.
  4. Educational Requirement: High school or an equivalent level of education is required.
  5. No Other Scholarship: Applicants must not be receiving any other financial aid or scholarships.
  6. CAP Round Admission: The student should be admitted via CAP Round.
  7. Maximum Family Income: A family’s annual income should not be more than Rs. 8,00,000 (eight lakhs).
  8. Only two children from a family may participate in the program for the current academic year.
  9. Maximum Gap: The candidate should not have a gap of two years or more during the course’s duration.

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How to Apply

The process of applying for the EBC Scholarship is simple, but meticulousness is crucial. For a successful application, adhere to this step-by-step instruction:

  1. To start, do extensive research on the scholarship program, including looking up its official websites, rules, and requirements.
  2. Before moving on with the application, be sure you meet all the requirements for eligibility.
  3. Compile all required paperwork, including passport-sized photos, proof of identity, an income certificate, and academic transcripts.
  4. Accurately complete the application form and check it for any mistakes.
  5. Submit the completed application form and the necessary paperwork to the appropriate institution or authority.
  6. Your application and the supporting materials will be examined by the scholarship committee.

Required Documents for EBC Scholarship

The application must include the following documents in the order listed.

  • a copy of the letter allocating CAP admission.
  • Copies of the Family Income Certificate for Fiscal Year 2024 that Tahsildar, Sub-Divisional Officer, and Deputy Collector have issued.
  • Copy of 2022–23 Fee Receipt.
  • Domicile certificate copy.
  • a copy of the last year’s marks statement for both semesters.
  • With the signing of a declaration from the parents or legal guardians about the number of children.
  • Aadhaar card copy.
  • Copy of the first page of the bank passbook and a voided check.
  • Leaving Certificate copy.
  • Ration Card Copie.
  • If applicable, a GAP affidavit on stamped paper.
  • a copy of the father’s death certificate, if he is deceased (if applicable).

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Duration and Renewal of Awards

The scholarship will be good for the duration of the course, given good behavior and regular attendance, from the day it is awarded. 

If the scholar advances to the next higher class during the course of a continuous number of years, whether or not such exams are handled by the University or the Institution, it will be renewed annually.

If an EBC scholar pursuing a Group A course fails the exam for the first time, the award may be renewed. The student is responsible for his or her own tuition up until promotion to the subsequent class for second and subsequent failures in any class.

Upon submission of a medical certificate and/or other required sufficient proof to the satisfaction of the Head of the Institution, the award may be renewed for the following academic year with the Head of the Institution certifying that the scholar would have passed the examination had he appeared in it despite being absent from it due to illness or other unforeseeable circumstances.

The student will be eligible for a scholarship for the class to which he or she has been promoted if the student is otherwise eligible for the scholarship.

This could happen if the student is promoted to the next higher class in accordance with the rules of a university or institution even though he or she may not have passed in the lower class and is required to retake the junior class examination after some time.

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