Karnataka Scholarships

Key Information

Conducted By The state government of Karnataka
Eligibility Karnataka domiciles studying class I and above
Region Karnataka, India
Rewards Up to INR 20,00,000
Last Date of Application December 31, 2021

Karnataka scholarships are available exclusively to the domiciles who are studying class I to postdoctoral level. The state government and other private organisations offer financial aid to students in need. Karnataka is known to attract students for academics and quality education. It is home to over 8.5 million students. Therefore, the subsidiary departments of the state government and many private organisations offer scholarships for Karnataka students and enable them to pursue higher studies. In addition, the government also provides monetary aid to students aspiring to travel overseas for higher education. The last date to apply for the post-matric Karnataka scholarship for scheduled tribes is December 31th, 2021

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Karnataka Scholarship List 

Many subsidiary departments under the state government of Karnataka and several private organisations provide scholarship opportunities to eligible students. Candidates from class I to those pursuing postdoctoral degrees can obtain scholarships for Karnataka students. Given below are the Karnataka scholarships lists: 

  1. Pre-Matric Karnataka Scholarships
  2. Post-Matric Karnataka Scholarships
  3. Merit-Cum-Means Karnataka Scholarship
  4. The incentive for SSLC and II PUC Students
  5. Devaraj Arasu Scholarship
  6. Vidyasiri Scholarship
  7. Prize Money Scholarship
  8. National Overseas Karnataka Scholarship for Minorities
  9. Prabhuddha overseas Karnataka scholarship for SC/ST Students
  10. Merck India Charitable Trust [MICT] Scholarship 

Pre-Matric Karnataka Scholarship 

The directorate of minorities, the tribal welfare, and the social welfare departments provide the pre-matric Karnataka scholarships for minority, Scheduled Tribe (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) students, respectively. In addition, the state government also provides Karnataka scholarships for children of unclean occupation labourers. Students from class I studying at a recognised school can receive the scholarship benefits. However, they must score a minimum of 50% marks in the previous exams to be eligible for the pre-matric Karnataka scholarships. 

Eligibility Criteria 

The pre-matric Karnataka scholarship eligibility criteria are as follows: 

Karnataka Scholarships Eligibility Criteria
Pre-Matric Karnataka Scholarships
  • The candidates should be domiciled in Karnataka.
  • Students from class I to class X can apply to the pre-matric Karnataka scholarships.
  • They should belong to the SC/ST or minority category.
  • The candidates should secure a minimum of 50% marks in the previous qualifying exam. However, this criterion does not apply to the class I students.
  • The family income should not exceed INR 1,00,000 per annum.

Rewards 

The selected candidates will receive the following benefits: 

Karnataka Scholarships Rewards
Pre-Matric Karnataka Scholarships
  • The state government will cover the students' admission, hostel, tuition, and maintenance allowance.

Post-Matric Karnataka Scholarships 

The Karnataka government scholarships for OBC students, SC/ST, minority, central OBC, economically weaker general categories are available on the SSP portal. Like the pre-matric scholarships, the state government also provides post-matric Karnataka scholarships for students from class XI to PhD degrees. The post-matric Karnataka scholarship is available to students pursuing a general or professional course. The state government reserves 30% of the post-matric scholarships for girls.

Read more on post matric scholarship for minorities of Karnataka 2021

Eligibility Criteria 

The candidates should fulfil the following requirements for the post-matric Karnataka scholarships: 

Karnataka Scholarships Eligibility Criteria
Post-Matric Karnataka Scholarships
  • The candidates should be domiciles or permanent residents of Karnataka.
  • The Karnataka government scholarships for OBC students, SC/ST, minority, central OBC, or economically weaker general category students can avail the post-matric scheme.
  • The candidates should be in class XI or above.
  • They should secure a minimum of 50% marks in the previous qualifying examinations.
  • The family income should not exceed INR 2,00,000 per annum.
  • The scholarship is specifically available to Karnataka domiciles. However, those from the other state studying in Karnataka cannot apply for the scholarship.
  • Those studying through correspondence or distance education are not eligible for the post-matric Karnataka scholarship 2021.

Rewards 

The post-matric Karnataka scholarship rewards are as follows: 

Karnataka Scholarships Rewards
Post-Matric Karnataka Scholarships
  • The selected students will receive admission fees, hostel fees, tuition fees and maintenance allowance.
  • Candidates pursuing M.Phil will receive INR 8,000 at the end of their research work.
  • PhD students will receive INR 10,000 at the end of their research work.

Merit-Cum-Means Karnataka Scholarship 

The merit-cum-means Karnataka scholarship is awarded to minority students aspiring to pursue a technical or professional degree. The directorate of minorities under the state government of Karnataka provides this scholarship. The selected students will receive up to INR 30,000

Eligibility Criteria 

The merit-cum-means Karnataka scholarship 2021 eligibility criteria are as follows: 

Karnataka Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
Merit-Cum-Means Karnataka Scholarship
  • The candidates should be Karnataka domiciles hailing from the minority community.
  • They should be pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in a technical or professional course.
  • These candidates should have obtained at least 50% marks in their previous exam.
  • Their family income should not exceed INR 2,50,000 per annum.

Rewards 

The selected students will receive the following Karnataka scholarship amount: 

Karnataka Scholarships Rewards
Merit-Cum-Means Karnataka Scholarship
  • The government will grant a Karnataka scholarship amount of INR 30,000 to the scholars.

The Incentive for SSLC and II PUC Students 

The directorate of minorities in Karnataka provides the incentive scheme for SSLC and II PUC students. Candidates who have cleared the class X and class XIIn board exams with at least 85% marks can avail Karnataka scholarship 2021 incentive. However, the students should have appeared for the class X and XII board exams conducted by the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board or Department of Pre-University Education. 

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates should fulfil the following requirements: 

Karnataka Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
The Incentive for SSLC and II PUC Students 
  • This Karnataka scholarship 2021 is exclusively available for minority students domiciled in the state.
  • The candidates should have secured at least 85% marks.
  • They should have cleared the SSLC and II PUC exams conducted by the Karnataka education board.  

Rewards 

The rewards for this Karnataka scholarship are as follows: 

Karnataka Scholarship Rewards
The Incentive for SSLC and II PUC Students 
  • The government will grant a one-time payment of INR 10,000 to students who have passed the SSLC exam.
  • Those who have cleared the II PUC exam with a valid score will receive a one-time payment of INR 20,000.

Devaraj Arasu Pratibha Puraskar Karnataka Scholarship 

The Devaraj Arasu Pratibha Puraskar Karnataka scholarship, initiated by the state government, offers financial aid to students belonging to the SC/ST, OBC or EBC categories. Candidates who are pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree can apply to this scheme. However, they should have scored a minimum of 90% marks in the previous qualifying exam.

Read more on the Devaraj Arasu scholarship

Eligibility Criteria 

The Devaraj Arasu Pratibha Puraskar Karnataka scholarship eligibility criteria are as follows: 

Karnataka Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
Pratibha Puraskar Karnataka Scholarship   
  • The candidates should be domiciled in Karnataka and belong to the SC/ST, EBC or OBC category.
  • The students should have previously studied for at least seven years in the state.
  • They should be pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree.
  • The candidates should have secured a minimum of 90% marks.
  • They should have a minimum of 75% attendance.
  • The details of the income limit are as follows:
    • For Prakash (SC/ST) Students
      • The family income should not exceed INR 2,50,000 per annum.
    • For 2A, 3A and 3B (OBC/EBC) Students
      • The family income should not exceed INR 1,00,000 per annum.

Rewards 

The students will receive a Karnataka scholarship amount of up to INR 25,000 under this scheme. The details are as follows: 

Karnataka Scholarship Rewards
Pratibha Puraskar Karnataka Scholarship   
  • The government will grant the following amount to the candidates:
    • SSLC - INR 10,000
    • II PUC - INR 15,000
    • Undergraduate degree (general courses) - INR 20,000
    • Postgraduate degree (general courses) - INR 20,000
    • Undergraduate degree (postgraduate courses) - INR 25,000

Vidyasiri Karnataka Scholarship 

The Backward Classes Welfare Department in Karnataka provides the Vidyasiri Karnataka scholarship to the SC/ST, OBC, SC, and PwD students. Those who have cleared the class X board exam can apply for the Vidyasiti Karnataka scholarship 2021. The government will cover the course fee, hostel fee and grant up to INR 1,500 every month. 

Read more on the Vidyasiri scholarship

Eligibility Criteria 

The students applying for this scheme should meet the following Vidyasiri Karnataka scholarship eligibility criteria: 

Karnataka Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
Vidyasiri Karnataka Scholarship   
  • The candidates should be permanent residents in Karnataka.
  • They should be from the SC/ST, OBC PwD or minority category.
  • They should have cleared the class X board exam conducted by the Karnataka education board.
  • The candidates applying for the schemes under the Vidyasiri Karnataka scholarship should meet the following requirements:
    • For PMS FAAS, FC and NUR Concession
      • Students should secure at least 75% marks.
      • The family income of the SC/ST and BC/OBC students should not exceed INR 2,00,000 and INR 1,00,000 per annum, respectively.
    • For Fresh Hostel Registration
      • The candidates should belong to the SC/ST, OBC, PwD and BC categories.
      • The college should be located more than five kilometres from the residence for the students in the rural areas.
      • The new applicants belonging to the SC/ST category should score at least 40% marks, and the renewal candidates should score at least 60%.
      • The OBC, BC and PwD students should score a minimum of 50% for new applications and 60% for renewal applications.

 Rewards 

The selected students will receive the following Karnataka scholarship 2021 benefits: 

Karnataka Scholarship Rewards
Vidyasiri Karnataka Scholarship   
  • The government will cover the whole course fee for the PMS FAAS, FC and NUR scheme.
  • In addition, they will cover the tuition fee and the hostel fee for the hostellers under the hostel accommodation scheme.
  • The students will receive INR 1,500 per month for an academic year under the Prathiba puraskar scheme.

Prize Money Karnataka Scholarship 

The social welfare department in the state provides the prize money Karnataka government scholarship to the SC/ST students from II PUC to postgraduate degree. The selected students will receive up to INR 35,000. The candidates should have cleared the previous qualifying exam on the first attempt

Eligibility Criteria 

The prize money Karnataka scholarship eligibility criteria are as follows: 

Karnataka Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
Prize Money Karnataka Scholarship   
  • The candidates should be domiciled in Karnataka.
  • They should belong to the SC/ST category.
  • The candidates should clear the exams on the first attempt.
  • They should be pursuing II PUC, polytechnic diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate or professional degrees such as medicine, engineering, agriculture, veterinary, etc.

Rewards 

The government will grant a Karnataka scholarship amount. However, it will vary based on the class levels. The details of the rewards are as follows: 

Karnataka Scholarship Rewards

Prize Money Karnataka Scholarship

 

 

 

  • The candidates will receive the following Karnataka scholarship amount:
    • II PUC - INR 20,000
    • Polytechnic diploma - INR 20,000
    • Bachelor's degree - INR 25,000
    • Master's degree - INR 30,000
    • Professional degrees - INR 35,000

National Overseas Karnataka Scholarship for Minorities 

The government of Karnataka provides the national overseas Karnataka scholarship for minority students aspiring to travel abroad for higher studies. Therefore, the candidates applying for the master's, PhD or postdoctoral programmes overseas can apply to this Karnataka scholarship. The government offers up to INR 20,00,000 for up to two years to help the students with their education. 

Eligibility Criteria 

The national overseas Karnataka government scholarship eligibility criteria are as follows: 

Karnataka Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

National Overseas Karnataka Scholarship

 

 

 

  • The candidates should be domiciles or permanent residents of Karnataka.
  • They should belong to the minority community.
  • The candidates should clear the exams on the first attempt.
  • They should be pursuing II PUC, polytechnic diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate or professional degrees such as medicine, engineering, agriculture, veterinary, etc.
  • The candidates should hold an undergraduate degree to pursue a master's degree overseas. Similarly, they should have cleared the previous qualifying exams.
  • They should not be over 38 years of age.
  • The candidates should have secured a minimum of 60% marks.
  • Note: The national overseas Karnataka government scholarship is eligible only for selected courses.

Rewards 

The selected candidates will receive the following national overseas Karnataka scholarship amount:

Karnataka Scholarship Rewards
National Overseas Karnataka Scholarship   
  • The government will grant INR 20,00,000 per annum for two years to cover the scholar's course fee, living cost and one-way flight ticket.

Prabhuddha Overseas Karnataka Scholarship for SC/ST Students 

The state government also provides the Karnataka government scholarship for SC/ST students aspiring to pursue higher education overseas. The candidates who want to pursue a postgraduate or PhD degree abroad can avail themselves Prabhuddha overseas Karnataka scholarship. The government offers up to 100% monetary aid to the selected studies. 

Eligibility Criteria 

The eligibility criteria for the Prabhuddha overseas Karnataka scholarship 2021 are as follows: 

Karnataka Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
Prabhuddha Overseas Karnataka Scholarship    
  • The candidates should belong to the SC/ST category and should be domiciles of Karnataka.
  • They should be willing to pursue a postgraduate or a higher degree overseas.
  • The candidates should choose from the following streams:
    • Humanities
    • Pure sciences
    • Applied sciences
    • Social sciences
    • Law
    • AccountingManagement
    • International commerce
    • FinanceMedicine
    • Engineering
    • Agriculture
  • spplied sciences and othersThe candidates should have secured at least 60% marks in their previous qualifying exam.They should not be over 35 years of age as of July 1st of the application year.

Rewards 

The rewards of Prabhuddha overseas Karnataka scholarship for SC/ST students are as follows: 

Karnataka Scholarship Rewards
Prabhuddha Overseas Karnataka Scholarship    
  • The Karnataka state government will cover the candidate's actual tuition fee.
  • The scholars will receive up to INR 75,000 as a contingency allowance.
  • In addition, they will offer up to INR 6,00,000 as an annual maintenance allowance.
  • The government will cover the candidate's visa fee and flight tickets.

Merck India Charitable Trust [MICT] Scholarship 

Merck India provides the Merck India charitable trust scholarship for Bengaluru students in Karnataka. Besides Bengaluru, they also extend the scholarship to Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane. The Merck India company will financially support the students from class XI to their undergraduate degrees

Eligibility Criteria 

The eligibility criteria for the Merck India Charitable Trust [MICT] scholarship are as follows: 

Karnataka Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
 Merck India Charitable Trust [MICT] Scholarship    
  • The candidates should be residing in Bengaluru.
  • They should have obtained at least 80% in the Class X board exam.
  • The student's family income should not be more than INR 2,00,000 per annum.

Rewards 

The selected students will receive the following rewards: 

Karnataka Scholarship Rewards
 Merck India Charitable Trust [MICT] Scholarship    
  • The providers will offer INR 35,000 to the scholars for their educational expenses.

Application Process for Karnataka Scholarships 

The candidates can apply online for the Karnataka scholarships. They should ensure they meet the eligibility criteria before submitting their applications. Students can visit the respective official portals to obtain the concerned Karnataka scholarship application forms. Given below are the details of the online application portals and the Karnataka government scholarships available on those portals: 

Karnataka State Scholarship Portal (SSP) 

The Karnataka scholarships available on the Karnataka state scholarship portal are as follows: 

  • Pre-matric scholarships
  • Post-matric scholarships 

GOKDOM Portal 

The candidates can apply for the minority Karnataka scholarships through the GOKDOM portal: 

  • Merit-cum-means scholarship
  • National overseas scholarships for minorities
  • Incentive scheme for SSLC and II PUC students 

KARePASS Scholarship 

  • The candidates applying for the Vidyasiri Karnataka scholarship can visit the official KARePASS portal. 

Devaraj Arasu Scholarship 

  • The students who want to apply for the Devaraj Arasu Karnataka scholarship can visit the official Devaraj Arasu scholarship portal. 

Social Welfare Department Portal 

The students can visit the official social welfare department portal to apply for the following Karnataka scholarships: 

  • Prize money scholarship
  • Prabhuddha overseas Karnataka scholarship for SC/ST students 

MICT Scholarship 

  • The candidates should visit the official Merck India Charitable Trust [MICT] website to apply for the MICT scholarship. 

How to Apply on the Karnataka State Scholarship Portal? 

The eligible students can apply for the listed scholarships on the Karnataka State Scholarship Portal (SSP). The students applying for the first time should create an account by entering a few details. After creating an account, the candidates can log in to their profile and apply for the desired Karnataka scholarship. In addition, the applicants should mandatorily e-attest the documents and upload them on the website. The candidates can visit the official website to obtain the latest Karnataka scholarship notification.

Read more on the SSP scholarship

How to Apply on KARePASS Portal? 

The candidates can apply for the Vidyasiri Karnataka scholarship through the KARePASS portal. The state government of Karnataka manages the portal. Eligible candidates should select the Karnataka scholarship scheme under the student zone section visible on the homepage. They should fill in the application form and upload the necessary documents. After duly filling up the Karnataka scholarship form, the candidates can submit it on the portal.

Read more on KARePASS (Karnataka ePASS) scholarship

How to Apply on the Devaraj Arasu Portal? 

The Devaraj Arasu scholarship is available on the social welfare department's website. The students applying for the first time should complete the registration process. After successfully registering, they can fill in the application form and click on submit.

Read more on the Devaraj Arasu scholarship

How to Apply on the Social Welfare Department Portal?

The students can apply for the prize money scholarship and Prabhudda overseas Karnataka scholarship through the social welfare department portals. However, the application process for both the scholarships slightly differ from each other. Given below are the details of the application process for these Karnataka scholarships: 

For Prize Money Karnataka Scholarship 

The candidates should visit the official social welfare department's prize money scholarship website. They should click on the online application link, fill in the application form, and click the proceed button. In addition, the students should add the student's college name. If they cannot find their college, the applicants should visit the social welfare district office and request that they add the college details on the portal. The students can visit the official website to obtain the latest Karnataka scholarship notification.

Read more on prize money scholarships

For Prabhudda Overseas Karnataka Scholarship 

The candidates should ensure they meet the requirements before applying for the Prabhudda overseas Karnataka scholarship. The stepwise process to apply are as follows: 

Step 1: The candidates should visit the social welfare department's Prabhudda overseas Karnataka scholarship website.

Step 2: They should click on the apply online application button.

 Overseas Karnataka Scholarship - Apply Online
Step 3: Next, the candidates should confirm the pre-verification page. Overseas Karnataka Scholarship - Verification

Step 4: They should also complete the aadhaar verification by providing the required details.

Overseas Karnataka Scholarship - Application 

Step 5: After confirming the aadhaar verification, the candidates should duly fill in all the details on the registration form.

Step 6: The candidates should click on the Next button and upload the required documents. Overseas Karnataka Scholarship - Application

Step 7: After filling the Karnataka scholarship form, the candidates should cross-verify the details and submit it to complete the application process. 

How to Apply for the MICT Scholarship? 

The candidates who want to apply for the MICT scholarship should visit the official Merck India charitable trust website. They should click on the apply now button, register themselves and apply for the scholarship. They should also upload the required documents in the prescribed format. After cross-verifying the details, the candidates should click on the submit button to complete the application process.

Read more on Merck India Charitable Trust [MICT] Scholarship Program. 

How to Apply on GOKDOM Portal? 

The GOKDOM or Government of Karnataka Directorate of Minorities portal is a dedicated website for the minority community. The candidates can find the details of the Karnataka scholarships available for minorities on the portal. The application process for the GOKDOM are as follows: 

Step 1: The candidates should visit the official GOKDOM website.

Step 2: They should select the desired Karnataka scholarship under the scholarship schemes section.

 GOKDOM Karnataka Scholarship

Step 3: After selecting the Karnataka scholarship, the system will redirect the candidates to the SSP portal.

Step 4: Next, the candidates should register and apply on the Karnataka state scholarship portal. 

Essential Documents for Karnataka Scholarships 

The candidates should upload the mandatory documents while filling up the Karnataka scholarship application form. They should ensure the documents are converted to the prescribed format before uploading them online. Listed below are the essential documents for the Karnataka scholarships: 

  • Passport size photo
  • Caste certificate
  • Disability certificate and card number (for PwD students)
  • e-attestation number
  • Aadhaar card
  • Birth certificate
  • Transfer certificate (if applicable)
  • Domicile certificate
  • Marksheets
  • Proof of admission
  • Income certificate
  • Hostel stay certificate
  • Bank details
  • Valid passport (for overseas studies)
  • Visas 

Contact Details of Karnataka Scholarships 

The candidates can reach out to the concerned departments if they have queries regarding Karnataka scholarships. Listed below are the Karnataka scholarship contact details for reference: 

Karnataka Scholarships for Minorities 

  • Helpline Number: 8277799990
  • District Office Contact Details: Link
  • Phone Number: 080-22535931
  • Email ID: [email protected] 

For Prabhudda Overseas Karnataka Scholarship 

  • Phone Number: 080-22207784
  • Email ID: [email protected]
  • Address: Pre-Examination Training Centre, Dr B R Ambedkar Bhavan, Vasanthnagar, Bengaluru - 560 052.

For SSP Portal 

  • Social Welfare Department: 9008400010/ 9008400078
  • Tribal Welfare Department: 080-22261789
  • Backward Classes Welfare Department: 080-22374836/ 8050770005
  • Post-Matric Scholarship and E-Attestation: 080-35254757
  • Email ID: [email protected] 

For KARePASS Portal 

  • Phone Number: 8050770005
  • Helpline Number: 8050770005
  • Email ID: [email protected]
  • Address: Karnataka Backward Classes Welfare DepartmentNo.16/D, 3rd Floor, Devraj Urs Bhavan, Millers Tank Bed Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore – 560052. 

For Prize Money Karnataka Scholarship 

For Vidyasiri Karnataka Scholarship 

  • Hostel number: 8050370006
  • Karnataka scholarship phone number: 8050770005
  • Email ID: [email protected] 

For Devaraj Arasu Karnataka Scholarship 

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