Scholarship Examination in India

AP Scholarships – The Government of Andhra Pradesh implements a number of AP scholarships for the students who are domiciled in the state. These scholarships generally include the reimbursement of tuition fees, maintenance charges and other significant allowances. The key objective behind these scholarships is to financially support the students belonging SC, ST, BC, EBC, Minority and Disabled welfare community to bring them to the mainstream.

Housing many prominent institutions of higher education such as All India Institute of Medical Sciences, IIM Visakhapatnam, IIT Tirupati, National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh and IIITDM Kurnool and Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy, Andhra Pradesh boasts of being an educational hub in the southern part of the country. Furthermore, the AP scholarships act as a medium for students allowing them to pursue an academic career of their choice without any financial constraint.

This article covers acquaints you with all AP scholarships covering every significant information about them such as their eligibility, application process, rewards, application period and more.

AP Scholarships – The Complete List

Find out which are the AP scholarships that are available exclusively for the students of Andhra Pradesh in this section. The table given below contains the complete list of scholarships that are offered by different departments of the Government of Andhra Pradesh and other private organisations. Some of the popular scholarship providers include Andhra Pradesh State Minorities Finance Corporation, Andhra Pradesh Brahmin Welfare Corporation, Combined Counselling Board, Sarojini Damodaran Foundation and more. You can also get a gist of when is the right time to apply for these scholarships. Just stay updated to avoid missing out on these scholarships!

Detailed List of AP Scholarships

S.No. Scholarship Name Provider Name Application Period*
1. Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC, ST, BC and Disabled Welfare Students, Andhra Pradesh The government of Andhra Pradesh NA
2. Post-Matric Scholarship for SC, ST, BC and Disabled Welfare Students, Andhra Pradesh The government of Andhra Pradesh NA
3. Pre-Matric Scholarship for Minority Community Students, Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh State Minorities Finance Corporation NA
4. Post-Matric Scholarship for Minority Community Students, Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh State Minorities Finance Corporation NA
5. Veda Vyasa Scheme for Vedic Education (VV-VE), Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh Brahmin Welfare Corporation Between July and October
6. Gayathri Scheme for Academic Excellence (GS-AE) Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh Brahmin Welfare Corporation Between June and July
7. Bharati Scheme for Education (BSE), Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh Brahmin Welfare Corporation Between July and September
8. NTR Videshi Vidyadharana Scholarship Scheme for BC and EBC Students Social Welfare Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh Between August and September
9. Chandranna Videshi Vidya Deevena Scheme Andhra Pradesh State Kapu Welfare and Development Corporation Limited (APSKWDCL) Between August and September&

Between January and February

10. NTR Vidyonnathi Scheme Social Welfare Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh Between May and June
11. Combined Counselling Board (CCB) Scholarship, Andhra Pradesh Combined Counselling Board Between October and April
12. Vidyadhan – Andhra Intermediate Scholarship Program Sarojini Damodaran Foundation Between May and June

*The above-mentioned application period is tentative which may change on the discretion of the scholarship provider.

AP Scholarships – Key Eligibility Criteria

Which are the eligibility conditions that you need to fulfil to apply for AP scholarships? Know all about these conditions in the table given below. The key eligibility that is applicable to all Andhra Pradesh scholarships is that the student must be a domicile of the state. Besides this, there are several other conditions too that need to be fulfilled such as conditions related to academic merit, financial income, the percentage of attendance, category, class and more.

Detailed Eligibility Criteria of AP Scholarships

S.No. Scholarship Name Eligibility Criteria
1. Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC, ST, BC and Disabled Welfare Students, Andhra Pradesh
  • The scholarship is open for students belonging to SC, ST, BC, EBC and disabled welfare category who are studying in class 5 to 10.
  • The annual income of the family should not exceed INR 2 Lakh (for SC/ST candidates) and INR 1 Lakh (for BC, EBC & Disabled candidates) from all sources.
  • The students should also have an attendance of 75% at the end of each quarter.
2. Post-Matric Scholarship for SC, ST, BC and Disabled Welfare Students, Andhra Pradesh
  • The scholarship is open for students belonging to SC, ST, BC, EBC and Disabled welfare category in Andhra Pradesh.
  • The applicants must be pursuing studies at post-matriculation level i.e. class 11th to PG level.
  • The annual income of the family should not exceed INR 2 Lakh (for SC/ST candidates) and INR 1 Lakh (for BC, EBC & Disabled candidates) from all sources.
  • The students should also have an attendance of 75% at the end of each quarter.
3. Pre-Matric Scholarship for Minority Community Students, Andhra Pradesh
  • The scholarship is open for students belonging to economically backward minority community of Andhra Pradesh.
  • The students must be studying in class 6th to 10th.
  • The annual income of the family should not exceed INR 1 Lakh.
  • The students are also required to have an attendance of 75% in normal time.
4. Post-Matric Scholarship for Minority Community Students, Andhra Pradesh
  • The scholarship is applicable for students belonging to economically backward minority community of Andhra Pradesh.
  • The students must be pursuing studies at post-matriculation level i.e. from class 11 to PG courses.
  • The annual income of the family should not exceed INR 1 Lakh.
  • The students are also required to have an attendance of 75% in normal time.
5. Veda Vyasa Scheme for Vedic Education (VV-VE), Andhra Pradesh
  • The scholarship is open for Brahmin Community students of Andhra Pradesh.
  • The students must fall into the age group of 8 to 19 years.
  • The applicant must be pursuing a full-time Vedic course in any private Veda Patasala registered with Endowments Department of Andhra Pradesh or Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) or enlisted by Andhra Pradesh Brahmin Welfare Corporation.
6. Gayathri Scheme for Academic Excellence (GS-AE) Andhra Pradesh
  • The scholarship is open for Brahmin Community students of Andhra Pradesh.
  • The topper students of class 10th, 12th, graduation, vocational courses and postgraduation courses can apply for this scholarship.
  • The applicant must not be in receipt of any other scholarship.
7. Bharati Scheme for Education (BSE), Andhra Pradesh
  • The scholarship is open for Brahmin Community students of Andhra Pradesh.
  • The students who are pursuing their regular studies from class 1 to postgraduation can apply.
  • The annual income of the family should not exceed INR 3 Lakh.
  • The applicants must not be in receipt of any other scholarship except the benefits from Archaka Welfare Trust.
  • The scholarship is also open for differently-abled, orphans and children of single parent, if they are studying in a private school in Andhra Pradesh.
  • The students who are in the first year of B. Tech programme must have obtained EAMCET rank below 50,000.
8. NTR Videshi Vidyadharana Scholarship Scheme for BC and EBC Students
  • The scholarship is open for students belonging BC and EBC category.
  • The maximum age limit for the scholarship is 35 years.
  • The students who are willing to pursue a postgraduate or PhD degree programme abroad can apply.
  • For postgraduate course, the applicants should possess a degree in engineering, management, agriculture sciences, pure sciences, social sciences, humanities and medicine & nursing.
  • For PhD course, the applicants should possess a PG degree in engineering, management, agriculture sciences, pure sciences, social sciences, humanities and medicine & nursing.
  • The scholarship remains applicable for studies in countries like USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, Singapore, Netherlands, France, China, Sweden, New Zealand, Russia, etc.
  • Only one child of a family can apply for this scholarship.
9. Chandranna Videshi Vidya Deevena Scheme
  • The students belonging to economically weak families of Kapu Community of Andhra Pradesh are eligible to apply.
  • The scheme is open for students who aspire to pursue graduation (only MBBS), postgraduation or PhD level courses abroad.
  • The applicants belonging to Kapu, Balija, Ontari and Telaga sub-castes can apply.
  • The annual income of the family should not be more than INR 6 Lakh.
  • The age of the applicant should be 35 years or below.
  • The applicable countries of study include USA, UK, Australia, Singapore, Canada, New Zealand, Germany, Netherlands, France, China, etc.
10. NTR Vidyonnathi Scheme
  • The scholarship is open for students belonging to SC, ST, BC, Brahmin, Kapu, EBC and Minority students of Andhra Pradesh.
  • The students must be preparing for civil services examination.
  • The age of the candidates should be 21 to 32 years (for Kapu, Brahmin, Minority and EBC candidates), 21 to 35 years (for BC candidates), 21 to 37 years (for SC and ST candidates), 21 to 42 years (for differently abled candidates).
  • The minimum educational qualification is a bachelor’s degree for this scholarship.
  • The annual income of the family should not be more than INR 6 Lakh.
11. Combined Counselling Board (CCB) Scholarship, Andhra Pradesh
  • The students of class 10th, 12th and graduation can apply.
  • The minimum marks obtained by them in the qualifying examination should be at least 33% to 50%.
12. Vidyadhan – Andhra Intermediate Scholarship Program
  • The scholarship is open for students of Andhra Pradesh only.
  • The student must have passed class 10/SSLC.
  • The annual income of the family should not be more than INR 2 Lakh.

AP Scholarships – Application Process

How can you apply for the AP scholarships? Is the application process online or offline? Is there any dedicated scholarship portal to apply for AP scholarships? Find answers to all your questions in the table given below. It contains the detailed application process of each scholarship thereby providing you with the appropriate information of where can you apply for them. Though most of the scholarships invite applications online, there are some scholarships that require the students to submit applications offline.

Detailed Application Process of AP Scholarships

S.No. Scholarship Name How to Apply?
1. Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC, ST, BC and Disabled Welfare Students, Andhra Pradesh Apply online through ePASS (Electronic Payment & Application System of Scholarships)
2. Post-Matric Scholarship for SC, ST, BC and Disabled Welfare Students, Andhra Pradesh Apply online through ePASS (Electronic Payment & Application System of Scholarships)
3. Pre-Matric Scholarship for Minority Community Students, Andhra Pradesh Apply offline through your respective institutions to the Executive Director/DMWOs of the concerned districts
4. Post-Matric Scholarship for Minority Community Students, Andhra Pradesh Apply online through the official website of Andhra Pradesh State Minorities Finance Corporation Ltd.
5. Veda Vyasa Scheme for Vedic Education (VV-VE), Andhra Pradesh Apply online through the official website of Andhra Pradesh Brahmin Welfare Corporation
6. Gayathri Scheme for Academic Excellence (GS-AE) Andhra Pradesh Apply online through the official website of Andhra Pradesh Brahmin Welfare Corporation
7. Bharati Scheme for Education (BSE), Andhra Pradesh Apply online through the official website of Andhra Pradesh Brahmin Welfare Corporation
8. NTR Videshi Vidyadharana Scholarship Scheme for BC and EBC Students Apply online through ePASS (Electronic Payment & Application System of Scholarships)
9. Chandranna Videshi Vidya Deevena Scheme Apply online through ePASS (Electronic Payment & Application System of Scholarships)
10. NTR Vidyonnathi Scheme Apply online through ePASS (Electronic Payment & Application System of Scholarships)
11. Combined Counselling Board (CCB) Scholarship, Andhra Pradesh Apply online through the official website of Combined Counselling Board
12. Vidyadhan – Andhra Intermediate Scholarship Program Apply online through the official website of Sarojini Damodaran Foundation

AP Scholarships – Rewards

What kind of financial aid will you get through AP scholarships? What are the things covered in these scholarships? The table given below provides you with a brief information about the rewards that you will receive under these scholarships. Each scholarship has something different to offer for you. While some scholarships offer cash rewards to students some offer reimbursement of tuition fees, maintenance charges and other important allowances.

Award Details of AP Scholarships

S.No. Scholarship Name Award Details
1. Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC, ST, BC and Disabled Welfare Students, Andhra Pradesh Reimbursement of tuition fee and maintenance charges or mess charges
2. Post-Matric Scholarship for SC, ST, BC and Disabled Welfare Students, Andhra Pradesh The scholarship amount ranges from INR 182 per month to INR 962 per month for 10 months
3. Pre-Matric Scholarship for Minority Community Students, Andhra Pradesh The students of class 6th to 8th will receive INR 600 per annumThe students of class 9th and 10th will receive INR 800 per annum
4. Post-Matric Scholarship for Minority Community Students, Andhra Pradesh The scholarship amount ranges from INR 240 per month to INR 962 per month for 10 months
5. Veda Vyasa Scheme for Vedic Education (VV-VE), Andhra Pradesh The scholarship amount ranges from INR 1,000 per month to INR 3,000 per month
6. Gayathri Scheme for Academic Excellence (GS-AE) Andhra Pradesh The scholarship amount ranges from INR 7,500 to INR 20,000
7. Bharati Scheme for Education (BSE), Andhra Pradesh Scholarship ranging from INR 5,000 to INR 20,000
8. NTR Videshi Vidyadharana Scholarship Scheme for BC and EBC Students Financial assistance of up to INR 10 Lakh
9. Chandranna Videshi Vidya Deevena Scheme Financial assistance of up to INR 10 LakhOne-way economy class tickets for the shortest route

Reimbursement of total visa fees

10. NTR Vidyonnathi Scheme Institution fee (payable to the institution)Monthly stipend (payable to the student)
11. Combined Counselling Board (CCB) Scholarship, Andhra Pradesh Scholarship benefit of INR 1 Lakh to 3 Lakh
12. Vidyadhan – Andhra Intermediate Scholarship Program Scholarship ranging from INR 10,000 to INR 60,000 per annum

Veda Vyasa Scheme for Vedic Education (VV-VE), Andhra Pradesh

The brahmin community students of Andhra Pradesh who are pursuing a full-time Vedic education can benefit under this scheme. The amount of financial assistance provided to students under this scheme varies from INR 1,000 per month to INR 3,000 per month. This scholarship scheme is applicable for students who fall into the age group of 8 to 19 years.

Bharati Scheme for Education (BSE) Andhra Pradesh

Launched by the Andhra Pradesh Brahmin Welfare Corporation (ABC), this scheme is also applicable for the Brahmin students of Andhra Pradesh. Depending on your current course of study, the scholarship amount may range from INR 5,000 to INR 20,000 as one-time financial assistance.

To be eligible for this scheme, the applicants should belong to the Brahmin Community with parents residing in the state. The applicants must be regular students and they must not be in receipt of any other scholarship from other sources, except availing benefit from Archaka Welfare Trust.

Vidyadhan-Andhra Intermediate Scholarship

Launched by the Sarojini Damodaran Foundation, this scholarship is designed to support the education of meritorious students belonging to the economically challenged sections of society. Selected students will be eligible to receive a two-year scholarship from the foundation.

If students are found to be doing well in studies, then they will be given scholarships for pursuing any degree course of their interest. The scholarship amount for graduation courses varies from INR 10,000 to INR 60,000 per annum depending on the course and duration.

Gayathri Scheme for Academic Excellence (GS-AE) Andhra Pradesh

Introduced by the Gayathri Scheme for Academic Excellence (GS-AE), this scholarship is specifically designed for the Brahmin students of Andhra Pradesh. The prime focus of this scholarship is to identify the toppers of the school, college, different institutes. To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, the applicants should belong to Brahmin Community and should be a regular student.

The applicant must be a topper of the class while completing the educational course in Andhra Pradesh only. To avail the benefits of this scholarship, the applicant must not accept any other scholarship.

NTR Vidyonnathi Scheme

This scheme offers nine months professional guidance to students of Andhra Pradesh belonging to SC, ST, BC, EBC, Minority, Kapu and Brahmin category who are preparing for civil services examination (both pre and mains). In this scheme, the eligible candidates have to appear for a common online entrance test on the basis of which the selected students will be sponsored to reputed coaching institutions across the nation for suitable professional assistance.

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