Odisha scholarship as scenes from the term signifies that these scholarships are made for the candidate, particularly those who are from Odisha state. Looking over the education condition, the Government of Odisha has decided to improve it. For that purpose, they have introduced many scholarships for different levels of education. There is a scholarship for post-matric, pre-matric undergraduates, and postgraduates students. The Government of Odisha is trying to help the needy students financially so that they can make the future of the student brighter. This is a great initiative that has been taken by the Government of Odisha

There are many private and government Foundations who have also supported this scholarship scheme in Orissa. They are always trying to improve the education programs in every school and college,  some of these scholarships are based on the merit of the student, some are for the financially weaker section, and some are for the backward religion section. The Government of Odisha is also paying attention to female candidates, and there is some specific scholarship for females to improve their study. Due to this initiative taken by the government of Odisha, the students are also trying to grab this opportunity.

The Government of Odisha is encouraging the students for their higher study, and this will make a bright future for theirs because of the scholarship being provided by them so many futures are being made, every scholarship are held every year, and every year lots of students from different fields, from different backgrounds get a chance to be awarded for all this scholarship. All this scholarship are not only made for some but also the Government of Odisha targets for a huge number of the student so that they can enlighten many students

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List of different scholarship offered by Government of Odisha

Below are the different types of scholarship and the approximate period for each particular scholarship:

Name of the Scholarships Organization Provided Period
1. Junior merit scholarship (Medhabruti) Higher Education Department, Government of Odisha Between October and December
2. Senior merit scholarship (Medhabruti) Higher Education Department, Government of Odisha Between October and December
3. Post merit scholarship (Medhabruti) Higher Education Department, Government of Odisha Between October and December
4. Technical and Professional merit scholarship (Medhabruti) Higher Education Department, Government of Odisha Between October and December
5. Prerna post metric scholarship for S.C. ST & S.C. Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare Department, Government of Odisha Between August and December
6. Prerna post metric scholarship for S.T. ST & S.C. Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare Department, Government of Odisha Between August and December
7. Prerna post metric scholarship for OBC/SEBC ST & S.C. Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare Department, Government of Odisha Between August and December
8. Pre-matric scholarship for the candidate with disabilities Social security and empowerment of person with disabilities, Government of Odisha Between August and December
9. Post-matric scholarship for the candidate with disabilities Social security and empowerment of person with disabilities, Government of Odisha Between August and December
10. Prof. Ghanshyam Dash scholarship for higher education Indian metals & Ferroalloys limited, Odisha Between September and November
11. Scholarship  to meritorious students under central sector scheme Council of higher secondary education, Government of Odisha Between August and October
12. Vidyadhan scholarship program Sarojini Damodaran Foundation Between May and July
13.Vyasa Fakir Mohan Senapati scholarship Higher secondary education, Government of Odisha Between May and July
14. Financial assistance to sports person Sports and youth service Department, Odisha Between April and June

Eligibility Criteria, Category, and rewards

For each scholarship, different eligibility criteria and different awards are also  being awarded. The scholarships are awarded in a specific category of the student. The eligibility criteria category are the specific requirement for the student, and the current educational qualification will be taken into consideration, so below are the full details of it

1. Junior merit scholarship (Medhabruti)

  • This scholarship does not cover any specific category everyone from any category can apply here
  • The candidate must have passed Higher Secondary Education from a recognized Institution by BSE Orissa / ICSE/CBSE
  • The candidate must be pursuing regular +2  course
  • The candidate should apply for the scholarship in the first year of the course only
  • The candidate must have scored more than 60% of mark in 10th examination
  • The annual income of the family should be a maximum of 6 lakh from all the sources

Rewards Amount:

INR 3000 per annum for 2 years

2. Senior merit scholarship (Medhabruti)

  • This scholarship does not cover any specific category everyone from any category can apply here
  • The candidates should have passed +2 from a recognized institution BSE Odisha / ICSE / CBSE
  • The candidate must be pursuing any graduate degree of  three years from a recognized institution / University
  • The candidate should apply for the scholarship in the first year of the course only
  • The candidate must have scored more than 60% of mark in 12th examination 
  • The annual family income of the candidate should not exceed 6 lakh from all sources

Rewards Amount:

INR 5000 per annum for two years

3. Post merit scholarship (Medhabruti)

  • This scholarship does not cover any specific category everyone from any category can apply here
  • The candidate must be pursuing a post-graduate degree from a recognized institution / University
  • The candidate should apply for the scholarship in the first year of the course only
  • The candidate must have scored more than 60% of mark in graduation
  • The annual family income of the candidate should not exceed 6 lakh from all sources

Rewards Amount:

INR 10000 per annum for two years

4. Technical and Professional merit scholarship (Medhabruti)

  • This scholarship does not cover any specific category everyone from any category can apply here
  • The candidate must be pursuing any technical degree or undergraduate degree and integrated courses from a recognized Government regulatory bodies
  • The candidate should apply for the scholarship in the first year of the course only
  • The candidate must have scored more than 60% of mark in last qualifying examination

Rewards Amount:

INR 10000 per annum as per the duration of the course

5. Prerna post matric scholarship for S.C.

  • This scholarship is only for S.C. category candidates
  • The candidates should be a permanent resident of Odisha
  • The annual income of the candidate should not be more than 2.5 lakh per annum
  • The candidate should be pursuing post matriculation courses
  • The candidates should be pursuing the course in a government or government-recognized private institute

Rewards Amount:

Actual tuition fee, sports fee and maintenance allowance of INR 500 for day scholars and INR1200 for Hostellers

6. Prerna post matric scholarship for S.T.

  • This scholarship is only for S.T. category candidates
  • The candidates should be a permanent resident of Odisha
  •  The annual income of the candidate should not be more than 1 lakh per annum
  • The candidate must have secured more than 50% mark in the previous examination
  • The candidate should be pursuing post matriculation courses
  • The candidates should be pursuing the course in a government or government-recognized private institute.

Rewards Amount:

Actual tuition fee, sports fee and maintenance allowance of INR 500 for day scholars and INR1200 for Hostellers

7. Prerna post matric scholarship for OBC/SEBC 

  • This scholarship is only for OBC/SEBC category candidates
  • The candidates should be a permanent resident of Odisha
  •  The annual income of the candidate should not be more than 1 lakh per annum
  • The candidate must have secured more than 50% mark in the previous examination
  • The candidate should be pursuing post matriculation courses
  • The candidates should be pursuing the course in a government or government-recognized private institute

Rewards Amount:

Actual tuition fee, sports fee and maintenance allowance of INR 350 for day scholars and INR 750 for Hostellers

8. Pre-matric scholarship for the candidate with disabilities

  • The candidates should be a permanent resident of Odisha
  • The annual income of the candidate should not be more than 2.4 lakh per annum
  • The candidate must have a 40% disability
  • The candidate must be at least five years old
  • The candidate must be pursuing a pre-matric degree
  • The candidate should be any other receipt of union or state government

Rewards Amount:

INR 350 for day scholars for ten months in an academic year and INR 600 for hostellers and other allowances as per the disability of the person

9. Post-matric scholarship for the candidate with disabilities

  • The candidates must be a permanent resident of Odisha
  • The candidate must have a 40% disability
  • The annual income of the candidate should not be more than 2.4 lakh per annum
  • The candidate must be pursuing a post-matric degree
  • The candidate should be any other receipt of union or state government

Rewards Amount:

Maintenance allowance and other allowances as per the disability of the person

10. Prof. Ghanshyam Dash scholarship for higher education

  • This scholarship does not cover any specific category everyone from any category can apply here
  • The annual income of the candidate should not be more than 2 lakh per annum
  • The candidates should be a permanent resident of Odisha
  • The candidate must be studying engineering, medicals or liberal arts
  • The candidate should not avail any other financial help from the government or from any other scholarship

Rewards Amount:

The scholars receive a waiver of 90% of the tuition fee and other maintenance for 4 years up to 1 lakh per annum

11. Scholarship to meritorious students under central sector scheme

  • The candidate should be passed or qualified the higher secondary examination conducted by CHSE
  • The candidate must be pursuing some higher studies regularly
  • The annual family income of the candidate must be less than six lakh from all the sources

Rewards Amount:

The candidate pursuing graduation get INR 10000 per annum for !st there years

The student pursuing post-graduation get INR 20000 per annum for two years

12. Vidyadhan scholarship program

  • The annual family income of the candidate must be less than 2 lakh
  • The candidate must have passed 10th class from BSE secured more than 80%

Rewards Amount:

The scholar receive INR 6000 per annum

13.Vyasa Fakir Mohan Senapati scholarship

  • The candidate should be a resident of Odisha
  • The candidate must have Odia as a compulsory subject in the higher secondary education or B.A (arts)
  • The candidate must have scored more than 90 in Odia
  • The candidate must have secured 80% in the degree examination

Rewards Amount:

The scholar receives INR 20000 as a one time

14. Financial assistance to sports person

  • The candidate should be a resident of Odisha
  • The candidate must represent districts of Odisha, Odisha and the University in any sports

Rewards Amount:

Sportsperson under BPL category: 100% fee waiver and an additional 10000 INR for the diploma           course and long term course and INR 6000 for six weeks certificate course

Sportsperson under NON-BPL category: 100% fee waiver and an additional 10000 INR for the diploma           course and long term course and INR 6000 for six weeks certificate course

How to apply for Odisha Scholarship?

1. Steps to Apply for Junior merit scholarship (Medhabruti)

  • Visit the online portal of Medhabruti
  • Click on the online application form
  • Then select the option of junior merit from the online application form
  • Fill the details as per asked
  • Upload the required documents 

2. Steps to Apply for Senior merit scholarship (Medhabruti)

  • Visit the online portal of Medhabruti
  • Click on the online application form
  • Then select the option of senior merit from the online application form
  • Fill the details as per asked
  • Upload the required documents 

3. Steps to Apply for  Post Graduatemerit scholarship (Medhabruti)

  • Visit the online portal of Medhabruti
  • Click on the online application form
  • Then select the option of P.G. merit from the online application form
  • Fill the details as per asked
  • Upload the required documents 

4. Steps to Apply for Technical and Professional merit scholarship (Medhabruti)

  • Visit the online portal of Medhabruti
  • Click on the online application form
  • Then select the option of technical and professional merit from the online application form
  • Fill the details as per asked
  • Upload the required documents 

5. Steps to Apply for  Prerna post matric scholarship for S.C.

  • Apply online through Prerna portal
  • Select the post metric section
  • Fill the details asked
  • Submit the document

6. Steps to Apply for  Prerna post matric scholarship for S.T.

  • Apply online through Prerna portal
  • Select the post metric section
  • Fill the details asked
  • Submit the document

7. Steps to Apply for  Prerna post matric scholarship for OBC/SEBC

  • Apply online through Prerna portal
  • Select the post metric section
  • Fill the details asked
  • Submit the document

8. Steps to Apply for  Pre-matric scholarship for a candidate with disabilities

  • The candidate should fill the form online till the last date
  • The candidate should print out the form
  • The candidate should verify it in the institute 
  • The details will be mentioned or advertised in newspaper and magazines
  • The institute shall forward into the educational department of the state 

9. Steps to Apply for Post-matric scholarship for a candidate with disabilities

  • The candidate should fill the form online till the last date
  • The candidate should print out the form
  • The candidate should verify it in the institute 
  • The details will be mentioned or advertised in newspaper and magazines
  • The institute shall forward into the educational department of the state 

10. Steps to Apply for Prof. Ghanshyam Dash scholarship for higher education

  • The application will be available in the official online portal
  • The form should be filled and will be delivered to the following address

IMFA Building

Bhubaneswar- 751010 

11. Steps to Apply for Scholarship  to meritorious students under central sector scheme

  • The application should be filled through the national scholarship online portal

12. Steps to Apply for Vidyadhan scholarship program

  • The application should be filled through Vidyadhan online portal

13.Steps to Apply for Vyasa Fakir Mohan Senapati scholarship

  • Apply online through the Higher secondary education portal and select Vyasa Fakir Mohan Senapati option

14. Steps to Apply for Financial assistance to sports person

  • The application fee is INR 500
  • The application form can be filled online and offline
  • To fill online visit the online portal of Sports Authority of India
  • Submit the necessary documents
  • To fill offline download the hard copy of the form from online and then fill the details and then send to the following address

Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Old Moti Bagh

Patiala- 147001

Punjab 

Conclusion

 Odisha scholarship is a very significant opportunity for the student scholarship provided by the Odisha government. After all, they are doing this just to help them. In this scholarship, students get financial support, and they should utilize it perfectly. After all, the students are only going to change the world, and it is also appreciative of the Odisha Government taking such a great step to improving the education facility in their state. Even the foundations and the government bodies are being supported for this, and the organization has been offering aspiring young journalists with funds to proceed with their skills and work to uncover the stories in our societies that need to be reported.

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