The Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship (BHMNSS) is a scholarship scheme launched by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India, to provide financial assistance to meritorious girl students from minority communities belonging to the National Minorities (Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, and Parsis) pursuing higher education. The scholarship is named after Begum Hazrat Mahal, the last queen of Awadh, who was a symbol of resistance against British rule.
Benefits of the Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship
The Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship provides a number of benefits to the selected candidates, including:
- Financial assistance for tuition fees, maintenance allowance, and other educational expenses.
- Priority in admission to government and government-aided educational institutions.
- Mentorship and support from experienced professionals.
- Opportunities for networking and career development.
Eligibility Criteria for the Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship
To be eligible for the Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship, candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Be a girl student belonging to one of the six National Minorities (Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, and Parsis).
- Be studying in Class 9 to 12 in a recognized educational institution.
- Have secured at least 50% marks in the previous class.
- Have an annual family income of less than INR 2 lakh from all sources.
How to Apply for the Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship
To apply for the Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship, candidates must visit the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) website and register for an account. Once registered, candidates can log in to their account and apply for the scholarship.
The following documents are required to be attached to the application form:
- Bonafide certificate from the educational institution
- Income certificate from a competent authority
- Mark sheets of the previous class
- Bank account statement