Umbrella Scholarship Scheme For Students 2023-24

Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Students, Pre-Matric Scholarship, Jammu and Kashmir 2023-24 is an initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, for students of the Union Territory studying in Class 9 and 10. The scholarship aims to support the education of these students to reduce the incidence of drop-out, especially in the transition from the elementary to the secondary stage. The selected candidates will receive a monthly scholarship of ₹350 for 10 months and other grants.

  • Eligibility

    To be eligible, an applicant must be – 

    • be domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)
    • belong to the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category
    • be a regular full-time student studying Class 9 and 10 in a government school or a school recognised by the government or a Central/State Board of Secondary Education (CBSE/SBSE)
    • have an annual parent(s)/guardian(s) income of not more than ₹2,50,000 from all sources

    The selected scholars will receive the following benefits:-

    Items Day Scholars (in ₹) Hostelers (in ₹)
    Scholarship for 10 months (per month) 150 350
    Books and Ad-hoc Grant (per annum) 750 1,000


    Additional allowances for students with disabilities studying in private unaided schools:-

    The ‘Inclusive Education of the Disabled at Secondary Stage’ (IEDSS) scheme, run by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), offers financial aid of ₹3,000 per annum to students with disabilities attending secondary-level government, government-aided, and local body schools. This assistance falls under the scheme’s “Student Oriented Component” and aims to support the education of the students at the post-matric level.

    However, students in un-aided schools are not covered under the ‘Inclusive Education of the Disabled at Secondary Stage’ (IEDSS).

    Therefore, SC students with disabilities, studying in Class 9 and 10 in private un-aided recognised schools, will be eligible for allowances as follows:-

    Allowances for students with disabilities studying in Private unaided Schools Amount (In ₹)
    Monthly reader allowance for blind students 160
    Monthly transport allowance for students with disabilities (as defined in the Persons with Disabilities Act 1995), if such students do not reside in the hostel which is within the premises of the educational institution 160
    Monthly escort allowance for severely disabled (i.e. with 80% or higher disability) Day Scholars/Students with low extremity disability 160
    Monthly helper allowance, admissible to any of the hostels willing to extend help to a severely orthopedically handicapped student residing in the hostel of an educational institution who may need the assistance of a helper 160
    Monthly coaching allowance to mentally retarded and mentally ill students 240


    Note:- The disability as defined under the Persons with Disabilities (equal opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation Act, 1995) Act has to be certified by competent medical authority of the State Govt./UT Administration.


    • A passport-size photograph
    • Disability certificate (If applicable)
    • One attested copy of certificates, diploma, degree, etc.
    • A valid caste certificate duly signed by an authorised Revenue Officer (RO), not below the rank of Tehsildar
    • An annual income declaration by the self-employed parent(s)/guardian(s)
    • A receipt in acknowledgment of the scholarship in the previous year (if applicable)
    How can you apply?

    Eligible students can apply for the scholarship through the following steps:-
    Step 1: Click on the ‘Apply Now’ link below.
    Step 2: Click on the ‘Register’ button and fill in the required registration details. (Note:- If already registered, log in using Gmail/Mobile number/Email ID).
    Step 3: Navigate to the ‘Applicant Corner’ and click on the ‘New Registration’ tab.
    Step 4: Read the details carefully, tick the checkbox, and click on the ‘Continue’ button.
    Step 5: Enter mobile number, captcha code, and OTP, then submit.
    Step 6: Fill in the required details and click on ‘Save & Register’ to complete the registration process.
    Step 7: Now click on the ‘Fresh Application’ tab and log in using the application ID and password.
    Step 8: Fill in the required details, upload the necessary documents, and submit the application.

    Note:- All the applicants are advised to fill out the form correctly, no changes can be made once submitted. The applicants are also advised to fill in only one application as multiple applications will cancel the form.

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