Here's top 5 merit-cum-means based scholarship programmes, apply now |  Education News,The Indian Express

A merit-cum-means based scholarship is a collective term for scholarships that take both the academic merit and the financial need of the student into consideration for disbursal. When these scholarships become live every year? Who all can apply for these scholarships? Which are courses covered in such scholarships? Find the answer to all these questions in the list given below which contains some of most prominent merit-cum-means based scholarships of India.

List of merit-cum-means based scholarships in India

S.No.Scholarship NameApplicable ForApplication Period*
1.LIC HFL Vidhyadhan ScholarshipStudents of Class 8 to postgraduationNovember to December
2.Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS (Minorities)Students pursuing Professional and technical courseAugust to September
3.Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship ProgrammeMeritorious and deserving studentsJuly to January
4.North South Foundation (NSF) ScholarshipClass 12th passed studentsJuly to September
5.Nirankari Rajmata Scholarship SchemeClass 12th passed and graduate studentsJuly to September
6.IndusInd Foundation Merit-cum-Means ScholarshipClass 12th passed studentsJuly to September
7.Baba Gurbachan Singh Scholarship Scheme1st year degree/diploma studentsJuly to September
8.Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University StudentsClass 12th passed studentsAugust to October
9.Nurture Merit cum Means ScholarshipStudents pursuing graduationJune to December
10.Vidyadhan Scholarship ProgramClass 10th passed studentsMay to July
11.Shubh Aarambh ScholarshipClass 12th passed studentsMay to August
12.LIC Golden Jubilee ScholarshipClass 12th passed students pursuing UG/Vocational coursesNovember to December
13.Nirmaan Scholarship and Mentorship Program (NSMP)Students who’ve passed class 12thMay to July
14.Early Success Merit cum Means ScholarshipStudents studying in class 6 to class 12May to July
15.DAIICT Admission Cum ScholarshipClass 12th passed or appearing studentsApril to July
16.Ryan Merit cum Means ScholarshipStudents studying in Class 8 to 12April to June
17.SRM University Socio-Economic ScholarshipsStudents applying for an undergraduate course in SRM UniversityMarch to June
18.Inspire Merit cum Means ScholarshipStudents pursuing graduationMarch to June
19.National Means Cum Merit ScholarshipClass 9th studentsAugust to October
20.Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Minorities (West Bengal)Class 11 onwards studentsDecember to January
21.KEI High school Scholarship ProgramStudents studying in class 9January to March
22.Schindler Igniting Minds Scholarship ProgramClass 10th/12th passed students pursuing diploma coursesJanuary to March
23.Foundation for Excellence ScholarshipStudents enrolling in BE/B.Tech and MBBS degree programOctober to December
24.Federal Bank Hormis Memorial Foundation ScholarshipsMBBS, B.E/B.Tech, B.Sc(Agri/Nursing) MBA StudentsSeptember to December
25.South Indian Bank (SIB) Scholarship SchemeUndergraduates belonging to economically backward families of KeralaSeptember to October

*The application duration mentioned is tentative which may also change on the discretion of the scholarship providing authorities.