Ashirwad Scholarship 2020

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Ashirwad Scholarship is an initiative taken by the Punjab Government in the field of education. This scheme aims to help students from the deprived sections of society. Ashirwad scholarship is to help the students cross the hurdle of insufficient funds while running on the track of education. 

The scholarship is exclusively available for students coming from SC/ST and OBC communities. This is to cut down the number of students discontinuing their academic careers due to financial restraints. A big chunk of students drops out from their schools or colleges because their family cannot afford the cost of higher education. This is creating a huge population of uneducated youth. The state government sensed the urgency to tackle this issue. 

The other noteworthy aspect of the Ashirwad Scholarship is the attention given to female education in the state. To uplift the young females, a 40% quota of this scholarship is reserved only for female students.  


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Ashirwad Scholarship Punjab

Punjab Government is providing the Ashirwad Scholarship to the meritorious and deserving students. Any student who hails from SC/ST/OBC communities and wishes to pursue higher education in any college or university in Punjab can benefit from this scheme. 

Students who have passed their higher secondary exams can avail of this scholarship. The government has set up an e-portal. Students need to register themselves and apply for the scholarship. This is an annual scholarship, and students can apply once in a year. 


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Ashirwad Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for Ashirwad Scholarship, all the students should read the eligibility criteria.

Only the ones who fulfill the criteria can avail from the scholarship –

  1. Candidate must be an Indian Citizen.
  2. Only the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC categories are eligible for Ashirwad.
  3. Candidates should have passed Higher secondary exams.
  4. Higher Secondary certificate should be from recognized All India boards of education or state secondary board of education (Punjab state).
  5. Candidates aged 17 years or more are eligible.
  6. The annual family income of SC/ST candidates should be less than 2.5 lakhs.
  7. The annual family income of OBC candidates should be less than one lakh.
  8. Financial Aid for pursuing distance courses/open education/correspondence courses is also covered in this scheme. Therefore, students pursuing such courses can apply.
  9. Candidates who are already receiving or have received any other scholarship schemes/grant systems/ aids from the government cannot apply for this scheme.
  10. Medical Students who are pursuing post-graduation cannot apply.

Check Out: National Scholarship Portal (NSP)


Ashirwad Scholarship Perks 

Throughout the course, the following expenses will be covered under the Ashirwad Scholarship.

  1. Cost of Maintenance
  2. Study Tour Expenses
  3. thesis typing or printing expenses during the duration of the course
  4. Book bank amenity for certain courses.
  5. Provision of additional allowance for disabled students throughout the course duration. 

Ashirwad Scholarship Events Timeline

  • Portal Opens for Application: 3rd Week of September 2020
  • Closing date: 2nd Week of October 2020

Ashirwad Scholarship Online Application

  1. All the candidates have to apply for the scholarship on an online portal set up by the State Government (Punjab). Follow these steps to apply for the Ashirwad Scholarship –
  2. Visit the official website – (www.punjabscholarships.gov.in) Click on the Post matric scholarship portal, which is placed under the student corner.
  3. Register yourself as a new user.
  4. Log in with the application ID and password.
  5. Enter all the details correctly as prompted in the application form of the Ashirwad Scholarship.
  6. Recheck the details thoroughly.
  7. Upload the required documents in the recommended format.
  8. Submit the form and take a printout of the filled application form for future reference.

Ashirwad Scholarship for OBC students

The students who will be selected for the scholarship will be categorized into four groups based on merit. 

Group A

  • Maintenance Grant
  • For Hosteler: Rs.750
  • For Day Scholar: Rs.350
  • Thesis typing/Printing Grant (Rs.): Rs.1000
  • Study tour Grant: Rs.900
  • The amount allotted for books: Rs.900
  • Reader Allowance: Rs.175 

Group B

  • Maintenance Grant (Rs.)
  • For Hosteler: Rs.510
  • For Day Scholar: Rs.335
  • Thesis typing/Printing Grant (Rs.): Rs.1000
  • Study Tour Grant: Rs.900
  • The amount allotted for books: Rs.900
  • Reader Allowance: Rs.175

Group C 

  • Maintenance Grant (Rs.)
  • For Hosteler: Rs.400
  • For Day Scholar: Rs.210
  • Thesis typing/Printing Grant (Rs.): Rs.1000
  • Study Tour Grant: Rs.900
  • The amount allotted for books: Rs.900
  • Reader Allowance: Rs.130

Group D

  • Maintenance Grant (Rs.)
  • For Hosteler: Rs.260
  • For Day Scholar: Rs.160
  • Thesis typing/Printing Grant (Rs.): Rs.1000
  • Study Tour Grant: Rs.900
  • The amount allotted for books: Rs.900
  • Reader Allowance: Rs.90

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Ashirwad Scholarship for SC/ST Students

The students from SC/ST category who will be selected for the scholarship will also be categorized into four groups based on merit, the same as the OBC candidates. 

Group A

  • Maintenance Grant
  • For Hosteler: Rs1200
  • For Day Scholar: Rs.550
  • Thesis typing/Printing Grant (Rs.): Rs.1600
  • Study tour Grant: Rs.1600
  • The amount allotted for books: Rs.1200
  • Reader Allowance: Rs.240

Group B

  • Maintenance Grant (Rs.)
  • For Hosteler: Rs.820
  • For Day Scholar: Rs.530
  • Thesis typing/Printing Grant (Rs.): Rs.1600
  • Study Tour Grant: Rs.1600
  • The amount allotted for books: Rs.1200
  • Reader Allowance: Rs.240

Group C 

  • Maintenance Grant (Rs.)
  • For Hosteler: Rs.570
  • For Day Scholar: Rs.300
  • Thesis typing/Printing Grant (Rs.): Rs.1600
  • Study Tour Grant: Rs.1600
  • The amount allotted for books: Rs.1200
  • Reader Allowance: Rs.200

Group D

  • Maintenance Grant (Rs.)
  • For Hosteler: Rs380
  • For Day Scholar: Rs.230              
  • Thesis typing/Printing Grant (Rs.): Rs.1600
  • Study Tour Grant: Rs.1600
  • The amount allotted for books: Rs.1200
  • Reader Allowance: Rs.160

Documents Required For Ashirwad Scholarship 2020

The documents required for Ashirwad Scholarship are:

  1. Two recent passport size photos
  2. Copies of Marksheets of previous exams
  3. Family Income certificate
  4. Address proof
  5. Physical Disability certificate (if any)
  6. Copy of the first page of the bank passbook

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Ashirwad Scholarship – Renewal Process

The Ashirwad Scholarship beneficiaries will get the scholarship for the 1st academic session once the scholarship gets sanctioned. After that, the candidates have to renew their application. The government establishes an effective renewal system. A minimum 75% attendance record is mandatory for the candidates to be eligible for the renewal of the scholarship.

Follow these steps to renew the scholarship –

  1. Open the online portal of the Ashirwad Scholarship.
  2. Log into your account with the valid application ID and
  3. Password.
  4. Enter all the details
  5. correctly as prompted in the application form.
  6. Make the necessary changes as per the latest updates/modifications.
  7. Recheck for the correctness of all details/entries. 
  8. After verification of all the details, click on the renewal application form button. 
  9. Periodically check the status of the renewal application form till you get the approval. 

Ashirwad scholarship contact no

You can call on these numbers for any queries 

  • 0172-2602912
  • 9463690909 
  • 9356062952

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FAQ

How do I apply for Ashirwad Scholarship?

Ans. 1. All the candidates have to apply for the scholarship on an online portal set up by the State Government (Punjab). Follow these steps to apply for the Ashirwad Scholarship –
2. Visit the official website – (www.punjabscholarships.gov.in) Click on the Post matric scholarship portal, which is placed under the student corner.
3. Register yourself as a new user.
4. Login with the application ID and password.
5. Enter all the details correctly as prompted in the application form of the Ashirwad Scholarship.
6. Recheck the details thoroughly.
7. Upload the required documents in the recommended format.
8. Submit the form and take a printout of the filled application form for future reference.

How can I apply for a Scholarship in Punjab?

Ans. Those who are from minority communities (Sikhs, Muslims, ?
Parsis, Christians, Jains, and Buddhists) are eligible to apply for the Punjab scholarship. The Student must be studying in class 1 to 10 at a government/private school. The minimum marks in the last
the qualifying examination should be 50%.

✅ Who Provides the Ashirwas Scholarship 2020?

The Government of Punjab, India

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