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SHRESHTA Scholarships Open Doors for Meritorious SC Students: Here's How to Apply

January 23, 2024
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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released guidelines for the SHRESHTA scheme 2023-24, offering scholarships and residential education to bright students from Scheduled Caste communities. Interested private residential schools affiliated with CBSE can now apply to join the initiative.

SHRESHTA Scholarships Open Doors for Top CBSE Schools & SC Students

Who Can Apply?

  • Private residential schools affiliated with CBSE for at least 5 years.

  • Schools with a minimum pass percentage of 75% in Class 10 and 12 for the last 3 years.

  • Equipped with infrastructure to accommodate at least 10 additional SC students in Classes 9 and 11.

Benefits for Students:

  • 3000 meritorious SC students will be selected annually through a National Entrance Test conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

  • Selected students receive scholarships and the opportunity to study at top residential schools affiliated with CBSE.

  • Web counselling ensures students are placed in schools based on their merit and preferences.

How Schools Can Apply:

  • Interested schools must directly send their consent to the Department of Social Justice & Empowerment (DoSJE).

  • Ensure all eligibility criteria are met before giving consent.

  • Once approved, schools cannot refuse allocated students.

Key Dates:

  • The application process for schools is ongoing.

  • The National Entrance Test for students will likely be held in April or May 2024.

The SHRESHTA scheme provides a life-changing educational opportunity for promising SC students. Schools meeting the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply and contribute to nurturing future leaders.

For More Information:

  • Refer to the official CBSE circular for detailed guidelines.

  • Visit the National Testing Agency website for updates on the entrance test.

Share this news with interested schools and students and help bridge the educational gap for deserving individuals.