MOMA Scholarship

Key Information

Conducted By Ministry of Minority Affairs [MOMA]
Eligibility Minority students from class I to PhD degree
Region India
Rewards Up to INR 20,000
Last Date of Application November 30, 2021

The MOMA scholarship, provided by the Ministry of Minority Affairs under the government of India, is a centrally funded scholarship available to students from minority communities. Therefore, candidates who are Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Parsis can apply to the MOMA scholarship. The government provides pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum-means schemes under the MOMA scholarship. The MOMA scholarship 2021 last date for the post-matric and merit-cum-means scheme is November 30th, 2021.

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Overview

 MOMA scholarship is a Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Minorities awarded by the Ministry of Minority Affairs [MOMA] for students belonging to the minority community. This scholarship scheme for students was launched to support those who are in financial need. The scholarship award is up to INR 20,000 per year. 

About 20,000 students get the benefit to continue their education through the MOMA Scholarship. Approximately 30% of the scholarship amount is allocated for girl students, and from each family maximum of two students can apply to the MOMA scholarship. The MOMA scholarship list 2021 has been split into three categories:

  1. Pre Matric Scheme for Minorities
  2. Post Matric Scheme for Minorities
  3. Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses

Pre Matric Scheme for Minorities

The students from classes 1 to 10 with family incomes less than INR 1 Lakh can benefit from the pre-matric MOMA scholarship. The students must have scored a minimum of 50% in the previous examination, and scholarship award ranges up to INR 600. The MOMA scholarship online application last date for the pre-matric scheme is November 15th, 2021.

Post Matric Scheme for Minorities

Students of the minority category from class 11 to PhD are eligible for family income less than INR 2 lakh per annum. They must have scored atleast 50% in the previous final examination. The MOMA scholarship online application last date for the post-matric scheme is November 30th, 2021.

Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses

This scholarship is provided to the students pursuing professional and technical courses at the graduate or postgraduate level. This national minority scholarship is offered to candidates whose annual family income is less than INR 2.5 Lakhs. The applicant must have a minimum of 50% in the previous final examination. The MOMA scholarship online application last date for the merit-cum-means scheme is November 30th, 2021.

Who can Apply for the MOMA Scholarship?

Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jain and Zoroastrians (Parsis) have been considered minority communities under the 2 (c) section of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992. The selected beneficiaries will be granted an admission fee, tuition fee, and maintenance allowance.

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Important Dates of MOMA Scholarship

The candidates should submit the applications within the MOMA scholarship last date. The dates for the pre-matric MOMA scholarship is different from the other schemes. Tabulated below are the MOMA scholarship last dates:

MOMA Scholarship Scheme Application Deadline
Pre Matric Scholarship for Minorities November 15th, 2021
Post Matric Scholarship for Minorities November 30th, 2021
Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses November 30th, 2021  

MOMA Scholarship Links

The students can access the in-depth details about the MOMA scholarship application procedure, selection process, eligibility criteria from the following links:

  1. Pre Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minority Students
  2. Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities
  3. Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses

MOMA Scholarship - Merit Cum Means Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

The shortlisting of candidates is based on the following criteria, and it differs with each scholarship category under the MOMA scholarship.

  1. Pre Matric Scholarship for Minorities Eligibility Criteria
  2. Post Matric Scholarship for Minorities Eligibility Criteria
  3. Professional and Technical Courses Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for Pre Matric Scholarship for Minorities:

The candidates should meet all the requirements while applying for the pre matric MOMA scholarship. Minority candidates from class I can apply for the pre matric scheme. The other MOMA scholarship eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • The applicants must be studying in classes 1 to 10.
  • The students must have scored a minimum of 50% in the previous final examination except for class 1.
  • The annual income limit must not exceed INR 1,00,000.

Eligibility Criteria for Post Matric MOMA Scholarship

The shortlisting process for the post-matric scholarship for minorities is based on the following factors:

  •  They must be a student of class 11 or 12.
  • Students who have taken admission into technical and vocational courses which are equivalent to higher secondary are eligible.
  • Aspirants pursuing polytechnic courses are eligible to apply under this scheme. 
  • The student must have scored a minimum of 50% in the previous final examination.
  • The annual income limit must not be more than INR 2,00,000.

Professional and Technical Courses Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

The shortlisting process for the professional and technical courses scholarship for minorities is based on the following factors:

  • Candidates who have already applied for admissions into technical and professional courses at the graduate and postgraduate levels are eligible to apply.
  • The student must have scored a minimum of 50% in the previous final examination.
  • The candidate's annual family income limit should not be more than INR 2.5 lakhs.

MOMA Scholarship Rewards and Benefits

There are different rewards for each category, and the quick links for each MOMA scholarship scheme is as follows:

  1. Pre Matric Scholarship Scheme Rewards
  2. Post Matric Scholarship Scheme Rewards
  3. Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses Rewards

The MOMA scholarship amount details as entitled to different schemes of the project are tabulated below.

Pre Matric Scholarship Scheme Rewards

The MOMA scholarship amount for the pre-matric scholarship scheme is tabulated below:

Class Allowance/ Fee Category Reward
Classes 1 to 5 Maintenance INR 100 p.m (Day Scholars)
Classes 6 to 10 Admission INR 500 p.a (Day Scholars and Hostellers)
Tuition INR 350 p.m
Maintenance INR 600 p.m for Hostellers, INR 100 p.m for Day Scholars

Post Matric Scholarship Scheme Rewards

The MOMA scholarship amount for the post-matric scholarship scheme is tabulated below:

Class Allowance/ Fee Category Reward
Class 11 and 12 Admission and Tuition INR 7000 p.a (Day Scholars and Hostellers)
Technical and Vocational Courses (Class 11 and 12 level) Admission and Tuition INR 10,000 p.a (Day Scholars and Hostellers)
Class 11 and 12 (Technical and Vocational Courses) Maintenance INR 380 p.m (Hostellers), ₹ 230 p.m (Day Scholars)
UG and PG Level Admission & Tuition Fee INR 3000 p.a (Day Scholars and Hostellers)
UG and PG Level (excluding professional and technical courses) Maintenance INR 570 p.m (Hostellers), ₹ 300 (Day Scholars)
M.Phil. and Ph.D. Maintenance INR 1200 p.m (Hostellers), ₹ 550 p.m (Day Scholars)

Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS:

The MOMA scholarship amount for the professional and technical courses scheme is tabulated below:

Class Allowance/ Fee Category Reward
Graduation and Post Graduation Course INR 20,000 p.a (Day Scholars & Hostellers)
Maintenance INR 1,000 p.m (Hostellers)
INR 500 p.m (Day Scholars)

Application Process for MOMA Scholarship:

The eligible candidates have to apply online to avail the MOMA scholarship 2021. The details must be filled in accordance to the guidelines of the scholarship and submitted. They should ensure they apply for the schemes within the MOMA scholarship last date 2021. In addition, the candidates can also view the MOMA scholarship result 2021 on the portal. The application process is mentioned here:

How to Apply for MOMA Scholarship?

The candidates can obtain the MOMA scholarship form 2021 on the official NSP portal. Read below to know how to apply for MOMA scholarship:

  1. The MOMA Scholarship portal has been down due to some technical issues. 
  2. First, they must complete the MOMA scholarship online registration on the National Scholarship Portal (MOMA scholarship online registration tab).
  3. After registration, they will obtain the MOMA scholarship student login credentials.
  4. After the registration process is complete, select the MOMA scholarship schemes and start the application process.
  5. Select the category under which the applicant falls.
  6. Fill in all the details that are required carefully.
  7. The applicants must upload the necessary documents.
  8. The candidates can check the MOMA scholarship status online by using the credentials on the official website.

Important Documents for Scholarship Processing:

The category under which the scholarship is offered varies, and so does the requirement of supporting documents.

Required Documents for Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme:

The MOMA scholarship documents required for the pre-matric scheme are as follow:

  1. Candidate's passport size photo.
  2. Income Certificate of parent or guardian.
  3. Community Certificate (Attested by self if above 18, below 18 attested by parent/ guardian).
  4. Certificate of the final examination (self-attested).
  5. Aadhar card/ Bank Passbook.
  6. Residential or Domicile Proof.
  7. MOMA scholarship declaration form

Required Documents for Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme

The students should submit the following documents for the MOMA scholarship post-matric scheme:

  1. Passport size photo of the applicant.
  2. Family Income Certificate.
  3. Self Attested mark sheets of the previous year.
  4. Course Fee Receipt of the current year.
  5. Bank Account Details.
  6. Certificate of Residence.
  7. Aadhar Card or its enrolment number.
  8. MOMA scholarship declaration form

Required Documents for Professional and Technical Courses Scheme

The students should submit the following documents for the MOMA scholarship professional and technical courses scheme:

  1. Passport size photograph of the candidate.
  2. Income Certificate of the parent.
  3. Community Certificate.
  4. Previous year mark sheet (Self-attested).
  5. Current course fee receipt.
  6. Bank Passbook copy.
  7. Domicile Certificate or Proof of Residence
  8. Aadhar number.
  9. MOMA scholarship declaration form

MOMA Scholarship - Merit Cum Means Scholarship Selection Process

The MOMA scholarship selection process for all three categories is as mentioned below:

  • The committee will select the candidates based on financial conditions in case of the post-matric and pre-matric schemes.
  • In the case of professional and technical courses, merit is also considered.
  • Older applicants are preferred for the post and pre-matric scholarship scheme.
  • Students who are enrolled in reputed institutions will be given preference.
  • The MOMA scholarship committee will share the details of the selected candidates.
  • The status of the MOMA scholarship can be checked by logging in to the scholarship portal.

MOMA Scholarship Renewal Policy

The MOMA scholarship renewal process is the same for all three categories. However, it is based on the following factors:

  • The applicant must be in pursual of the same course in the same institution.
  • They must also produce a certificate citing that the individual has secured a minimum of 50% in the previous exam.
  • The candidates should complete the MOMA scholarship login process before applying for the renewal.

Terms and Conditions of the MOMA Scholarship

The terms and conditions to be followed to avail of the scholarship are:

  • About 30% of these scholarships are reserved for the girl students. It can be transferred to male candidates if the female candidates do not apply for the MOMA scholarship.
  • A maximum of 2 students can apply for the MOMA scholarship from one family.
  • The student must attend regular classes.
  • The scholarship will be suspended if university discipline and norms are not adhered to.
  • The student cannot avail of any other scholarship and its benefits if they are availing of the MOMA Scholarship Scheme.
  • The candidates should apply before the MOMA scholarship form last date.
  • The candidates can track the MOMA scholarship payment status on the official portal.

Contact Details

The candidates can reach out to the MOMA scholarship helpdesk in case of any queries. The MOMA scholarship contact number and other details are as follows:

  • Contact Number: 0120-6619540.
  • Email ID: www.minorityaffairs.gov.in or [email protected]
  • Address: Ministry of Minority Affairs, 11th Floor, Paryavaran Bhawan, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003.

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