AP Scholarships 

Key Information

Conducted By The state government of Andhra Pradesh
Eligibility Domiciles of Andhra Pradesh studying class I and above
Region Andhra Pradesh, India
Rewards Up to INR 15,00,000
Last Date of Application November 30, 2021

AP scholarships, initiated by the state government of Andhra Pradesh, offer monetary aid to students domiciled in the state. The objective is to financially support students from backward communities aspiring to pursue higher education. In addition, several NGOs and private organisations provide AP scholarships to help students complete their education. Those selected will receive a variable amount depending on the class levels and their economic background. The AP scholarship 2021 last date to apply for the Santoor scholarship programme is November 30th, 2021.

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List of AP Scholarships 

The state government and private organisations in Andhra Pradesh offer several AP scholarships. There are schemes available for students from class I to the PhD level. The government also provides financial assistance to the students from SC/ ST/ EBC/ Kappu and other reserved categories for thier educational expenses. Given below are the AP scholarship lists available for the domiciles:

  1. Pre-Matric AP Scholarships
  2. Post-Matric AP Scholarships
  3. NTR Vidyonnathi Scheme
  4. YSR Vidyonnathi Scheme
  5. Ambedkar Jnanabhumi Overseas Scholarship
  6. NTR Videshi Vidyadharana AP Scholarship
  7. Combined Counselling Board (CCB) Scholarship
  8. Veda Vyasa Scheme
  9. Santoor Women's Scholarship
  10. Vidyadhan AP Scholarship

Pre- Matric AP Scholarships

The state offers the AP government student scholarships to those studying in classes V to X. This scheme is exclusively available to the SC/ ST/ BC and PwD students domiciled in Andhra Pradesh. The annual family income of the SC/ST category and BC/EBC/PwD categories should not exceed INR 2,00,000 and INR 1,00,000, respectively. In addition, they should have a minimum of 75% attendance at the end of each quarter to be eligible for the AP school scholarship. The government will cover the students' tuition fees, mess charges and maintenance charges of the selected students.

Post-Matric AP Scholarships

The post-matric AP scholarships are available to the bonafide residents belonging to the reserved communities such as SC/ ST/ BC/ EBC and PwD. Those studying from class XI to PhD degree can apply to the scheme. The students should have cleared the previous qualifying exam at recognised institutions. The selected students will an AP scholarship amount ranging from INR 182 to INR 962 per month for ten months in the academic year.

NTR Vidyonnathi Scheme

The Social Department under the state government of Andhra Pradesh provides the NTR Vidyonnathi AP degree scholarship 2021 programme to the SC/ ST/ BC/ EBC/ Kapu/ Minority and Brahmin categories residing permanently in the state. The applicants should hold at least a bachelor's degree and have a family income of a minimum of INR 6,00,000 per annum to be eligible for the scheme. The NTR Vidyonnathi AP scholarship scheme is available to students between the age of 21 and 42 years. However, the age limit may vary for different categories. The state government will pay the fee charged to the institution and offer a monthly stipend to the selected scholars.

Read more on the NTR Vidyonnathi scheme.

YSR Vidyonnathi Scheme

The YSR Vidyonnathi programme awards students who are appearing for the civil service examinations. This AP scholarship scheme is available to the SC/ ST/ BC/ EBC/ Minority/ Kapu and Brahmin communities domiciled in Andhra Pradesh. The government encourages outstanding students aspiring to apply for the Indian or state civil services. They will cover the students' coaching fees and other costs relating to the Indian civil services and state group services. 

Ambedkar Jnanabhumi Overseas Scholarship

The state government provides the Ambedkar overseas AP scholarship programme for students aspiring to pursue higher studies abroad. It is exclusively available to the bonafide residents of Andhra Pradesh belonging to the SC/ ST/ BC/ EBC/ Kapu/ Minority and Brahmin communities. However, the applicants should make sure their annual family income does not exceed INR 6,00,000 per annum. The students will receive an AP scholarship amount ranging between INR 10,00,000 and INR 15,00,000 for thier overseas education.

NTR Videshi Vidyadharana AP Scholarship

The state-sponsored NTR Videshi Vidyadharana AP scholarship programme offers financial assistance of up to INR 10,00,000 to the BC and EBC students aspiring to pursue a postgraduate or PhD degree overseas. The candidates should be below 35 years of age to avail benefits of this AP scholarship 2021 scheme. Those selected under the programme will get an opportunity to study in the USA, UK, Australia, China, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, etc. However, this scheme applies only to one child in a family. 

Veda Vyasa Scheme

The Andhra Pradesh government provides the Veda Vyasa AP scholarship scheme to students belonging to the Brahim community. Therefore, the candidates pursuing a full-time education in Veda can apply. The state government aims to encourage Vedic studies among its domiciles. Those selected will receive an AP scholarship amount ranging from INR 1,000 to INR 3,000

Santoor Women's Scholarship

The Santoor Scholarship programme offers opportunities to young female students. Wipro funds the programme exclusively for the students of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. Female candidates who have cleared the class XII board exam and pursuing a three-year bachelor's degree can apply to this AP scholarship scheme. The selected students will receive INR 24,000 per annum until they complete their undergraduate studies, which is three years.

AP Scholarship Last Date 2021

The last date to apply for the Santoor scholarship programme is November 30th, 2021.

Combined Counselling Board (CCB) Scholarship

The CCB scholarship, initiated by the Combined Counselling Board (CCB), offers monetary help to students in classes X, XII or those pursuing undergraduate degrees. The applicants should have obtained the minimum cutoff marks and should fulfil the other AP scholarship eligibility criteria. The board will disburse an amount ranging from INR 1,00,000 to INR 3,00,000 to the selected students. However, the candidates should note that the cutoff marks and the AP scholarship awards will vary according to their class levels.

Vidyadhan AP Scholarship

The Sarojini Damodaran Foundation provides the Vidydhan scheme to the students residing in Andhra Pradesh. This AP scholarship programme is available to the students who have cleared the class X board exam and have a family income of not more than INR 2,00,000 per annum. Those selected will receive an AP scholarship amount ranging between INR 10,000 and INR 60,000 every year. The scholarship award will vary according to the class levels. Besides Andhra Pradesh, the foundation also offers scholarships to other selected states.

How to Apply for the AP Scholarships?

The students should firstly meet all the AP scholarship eligibility criteria before applying to their desired scheme. After fulfilling the requirements, the eligible candidates can visit the application portals, fill in the scholarship forms and submit them within the deadline. Given below are the application process for different AP scholarship schemes:

Jnanabhmi Portal

The state government of Andhra Pradesh funds and manages the Jnanabhumi portal. It is an online web-based application available to the domiciles of Andhra Pradesh. The candidates belonging to the reserved categories such as SC/ ST/ Kapu/ Minority/ Brahmin/ BC/ EBC/ PwD and other deserving students can visit the official website to learn about different services. Listed below are the AP government scholarships available on the Jnanabhumi AP scholarship portal:

  1. Pre- Matric AP School Scholarships
  2. Post-Matric AP Scholarships
  3. Ambedkar Jnanabhumi Overseas Scholarship
  4. YSR Vidyonnathi Scheme
  5. NTR Vidyonnathi Scheme
  6. NTR Videshi Vidyadharana AP Scholarship

Application Process

The applicants should visit the official Jnanabhumi AP scholarship portal and click on the desired scheme. After choosing the programme, they should click on the how to apply tab. Next, the candidates should complete the AP scholarship registration process, upload the documents and fill in the AP student scholarship application form online. Finally, they should print out the completed form and obtain a signature from the head of the institution. After getting the signature, the candidates should scan and upload it on the Jnanabhumi AP scholarship portal. Additionally, they can also conduct the AP scholarship status check online through the portal.

Read more on the Jnanabhumi Scholarship.

For Andhra Pradesh Brahmin Welfare Corporation

The candidates who want to apply for the Veda Vysa scheme can submit the AP scholarship application forms to the Andhra Pradesh Brahmin Welfare Corporation. To be eligible for the programme, they should be pursuing a full-time Vidic education in any Veda patasala registered under the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD). The students can click on the link to obtain the scholarship form. They should duly fill it, upload the required documents and submit them before the AP scholarship last date 2021, as announced by the state government.

For Santoor Scholarship

The application for the Santoor scholarship is through offline mode. First, the candidates should download the scholarship form from the official Santoor AP scholarship site. Then, they should fill in the details, attach the documents and send them by post to the below address:

Wipro Cares - Santoor Scholarship, Doddakannelli, Sarjapur Road, Bangalore, Karnataka -560035.

Read more on the Santoor scholarship.

For Combined Counselling Board (CCB) Scholarship

Candidates interested in applying for the CCB scholarship can apply online through the Combined Counselling Board (CCB) scholarship board. They should click on the apply now tab and should duly fill in the scholarship form. After filling in the application form, the candidates should cross-verify the details and submit them.

Read more on the CCB scholarship.

For Vidyadhan Scholarship 

Interested candidates can apply online through the official Vidyadhan portal. First, they should select the Vidyadhan AP scholarship programme and register themselves on the portal. After registration, they should log in with their credentials and fill in the Vidyadhan AP scholarship application form. Additionally, the applicants should upload the mandatory documents in the prescribed format.

Read more on the Vidyadhan Scholarship.

Documents Required for AP Scholarships

The candidates should upload/ attach the mandatory documents while filling up the AP scholarship application form. Those uploading the documents online should scan and convert them into the prescribed format. Listed below are the documents required for the AP scholarships:

  • Candidate's photo
  • Caste certificate
  • Domicile certificate
  • Disability certificate (if applicable)
  • Bank details
  • Aadhaar card
  • Marksheets
  • Fee receipt/ admission letter
  • Income certificate
  • Study certificate from a recognised Vedic school (for Veda Vysa scheme)

AP Scholarships Contact Details

The candidates should contact the concerned helpdesk if they face technical difficulties on the AP scholarship helpline number. The contact details for different portals are as follows:

For Jnanabhmi Portal

For Combined Counselling Board (CCB) Scholarship

  • AP Scholarship Helpline Numbers: 7782880467, 8809667659

For Vidyadhan Scholarship 

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