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CBSE Merit Scholarship Scheme -2018 for Single Girl Child, Application, Dates & Procedure

CBSE has invited application for Merit Scholarship, from Single Girl Child, studying in class XI or XII, in CBSE affiliated schools. Discover the complete details of the scholarship scheme for 2018, such as important dates, application procedure, eligibility and selection procedure.

Each year, CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) announces merit scholarship for Single Girl Child. In keeping with its tradition, CBSE has announced the Merit Scholarship for Single Girl Child, for 2018.

Definition of Single Girl Child

Single Girl Child implies to a girl student (child) who is the only child to her parents. The girl child must be a student of a CBSE affiliated school.

Objective of the CBSE Merit Scholarship

The CBSE Merit Scholarship for single girl child was formed to offer a scholarship to meritorious girl students, who are the only offspring of their parents. The students should have qualified class X, under the CBSE Board, and secured minimum 60% marks. To avail the scholarship the girl students must continue studies of Class XI & XII, in a school affiliated to the CBSE.

The purpose of the scheme is to appreciate parents of the single girl child and recognise their efforts in educating their daughter. It is also aimed to encourage the deserving students.

The number of scholarships under this scheme aren't fixed and are decided based on the number of eligible applications received.

Eligibility criteria

The Single Girl Child scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit list, prepared and compiled from the class X Board examination, conducted by CBSE.

The eligibility criteria are described in a nutshell –

  • Single girl students who scored a minimum of 60% marks in their class X exam, conducted by CBSE can apply
  • The student must be a pupil of a CBSE affiliated school, studying in class XI or XII
  • The monthly tuition fee in the institution should not exceed INR. 1500
  • The increase in the tuition fee, in class XI & XII, should not exceed 10% of the fee being charged
  • Only Indian Nationals are eligible for the scholarship
  • Students with an NRI status are not considered for the scholarship; however, the maximum tuition fee set for them is INR 6000/month
  • Rules applicable to Resident Indian students, are applicable to the NRI students as well
  • Students awarded the scholarship can avail concessions granted by the school or other organisations

Duration & renewal of scholarship

Scholarships awarded to deserving students is renewed for academic sessions; that is, on the qualification of class XI. However, for the continuation of the scholarship, the student must secure an aggregate of at least 50% marks. In cases where the student chooses to switch to another Board of Education or change schools or the course of study, the scholarship will be renewed/continued subject to the approval of CBSE.

Further, students must have a good attendance record and display good behaviour, for the scholarship to be continued. The Board will be the final authority to decide on all matters. A scholarship once cancelled will not come up for review again.

Renewal of CBSE Single Girl Child Scholarship - http://cbse.nic.in/Scholarship/Webpages/Guidelines%20and%20AF.html

Scholarship amount & mode of payment

Qualifying students will receive a monthly scholarship of INR. 500, which will be disbursed on a monthly basis, via NEFT/ECS. The scholarship will be paid for classes XI & XII, for two years only.

Selection process

Though the procedures have already been mentioned above, here is a quick summary to help you understand them better.

To be eligible for the Only Girl Child Scholarship, by CBSE, the student should have qualified the class X exam, conducted by the Board and secured a minimum of 60% marks. The student should be a bona fide pupil of a CBSE affiliated school, studying in class XI or XII.

The pupil should have no siblings, and be the only child to her parents. The scholarship application has to be submitted with an Original Affidavit, made ut on non-judicial stamp paper of INR.10, stating the following details –

  • Parent's name
  • Student's name
  • Residential address
  • Declaration that the student is a single girl child

The affidavit must be on the prescribed format free to download on CBSE's website. It should be in original (photocopies are not permitted) and attested by one of the following officials –

  • First-class Judicial Magistrate
  • Sub-division Magistrate
  • Executive Magistrate
  • Notary

Further, the application form for the scholarship must be attested by the Principal of the school where the pupil is enrolled. The principal will be required to enter the following details in the form –

  • Name of school
  • Declaration that the school is affiliated to CBSE. The affiliation number will have to be provided
  • Declaration that the student's name exists in the school records
  • The parents name is to be mentioned, showing that the student is their daughter, and that she is an only child
  • Declaration that the student was a bona fide pupil of the school, for the academic year that she qualified class X
  • Mention of the monthly tuition fees paid by the student during class X studies
  • Declaration that the student is pursuing further studies in the same school, along with the tuition fees for the respective class
  • The marks obtained by the student in class X, will have to be entered
  • Declaration of the correctness of the student's bank account, name of the bank, IFSC CODE, Aadhaar number

The form will require the principal's signature and school stamp. The form can be downloaded from the CBSE website.

The monthly tuition fee charged by the school, for class X, should be INR1500 or lower. A 10% enhancement on the fee is allowed when the student moves to classes XI & XII.

CBSE Single Girl Child Scholarship format for affidavit & principal's letter - http://cbse.nic.in/Scholarship/Webpages/SGC%20Sship%20Scheme-2018.pdf

Important dates & information

The application for the CBSE Single Girl Child Scholarship can be submitted online. Applicants must take a printout of their online application and mail it to the Assistant Secretary (Scholarship), along with the requisite documents, clearly indicating that it contains the Application for Merit Scholarship for SGC to the following address, via speed post –

Assistant Secretary (Scholarship)
Central Board of Secondary Education
Shiksha Kendra
#2 – Community Centre
Preet Vihar
Delhi – 110092

Here are some important dates

  • 15 October 2018 – Last date to submit the online application form
  • 15 November 2018 – Last date for submission of supporting documents via Speed Post

If you are an only child and are a girl, then this scholarship is tailormade for you. Send in your application before the last date. Also, please share this information with parents of the single girl child, so that they can avail of this scheme.

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Author: Sheo Shankar Jha04 Nov 2018 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 3

The author has given all the relevant details regarding the eligibility of scholarship meant for the single girl child of the parents. In fact, the sole purpose behind such disbursement of scholarship to the tune of Rs 500/ - pm is the honest exercise of the CBSE Board to promote the talent of the girl child in their current studies and at the same time, it offers encouragement to parents in educating their child despite having a financial constraint. Such promotional activity by the Board would certainly encourage the girl child to take immense interest in their studies.

Author: Juana06 Nov 2018 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 5

It is a sad state of affairs that the Government has to lure parents, by giving them incentives, to educate a single girl child.

But, the situation demands it. Most families do not want a single girl child. Many try for another child, in the hope of a son, if their first child is a girl. This scheme encourages couples to stop at one child, and focus on her education.

It is a way to remove the social taboos attached with having a daughter. The scheme, will hopefully broaden people's outlook and inspire them to accept the birth of a daughter and provide her with a decent education.

This message needs to be sent out – daughters are as good, if not better than sons. And an educated daughter is an asset. Education makes her confident, gives her power, gives her the skills to become financially independent. We need to promote this thought, for a better India.

Author: Sheo Shankar Jha06 Nov 2018 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 2

The parents need to be disciplined to some extent. In Indian families we have seen most of the parents believing in increasing the number of issues despite the fact, they lack the essential resources to bring up their children with all the basic inputs such as right environment to nurture their talents.
A discrimination of gender starts from the beginning and such labeling acts in demotivating the child. We have to come up a long way so that we could spread light in the minds of our offsprings dispelling their doubts and helping them to proceed on the path of positive achievements.

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