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Sikhashree Scholarship 2022 - 2023 for WB SC/ST Students

Sikhashree Scholarship 2022 – 2023 for WB SC/ST Students

The Sikhashree scholarship is a West Bengal government scholarship grant paid to young students from backward (SC/ST) classes.

Students who are currently studying in classes 5th to 8th and belong to the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) communities of West Bengal with a family income less than 2.5 lakhs can apply for the Sikhashree scholarship.

This financial assistance was previously given in two categories, the books grant and the maintenance grant.

Later the government of West Bengal brought these two financial assistance schemes for the students of the SC and ST categories under the same scheme and named it the Sikshashree or Sikhashree Scholarship Scheme.

In this article, you will get to know the following details regarding the Sikshashree scholarship scheme 2022 – 2023:

  1. About
  2. Eligibility
  3. Amount
  4. Documents Required
  5. Important Dates

Let’s see each of these points in detail…

About Sikhashree scholarship 2022 – 2023

Name of ScholarshipSikhashree Scholarship
Provided ByWest Bengal Government
BeneficiariesBackward class Students (Class 5 – 8) of West Bengal
AmountUp to Rs. 800 per year
ObjectiveFinancial Support to meritorious Students from backward-class low-income families

Eligibility for Sikhashree scholarship 2022-2023

The eligibility criteria to apply for the Sikshashree Scholarship 2022 – 2023 are,

  1. The student must be a resident of West Bengal.
  2. The annual income of the student’s family must be less than 2.5 lakhs.
  3. The student must be studying as a day scholar in any school in West Bengal in classes 5 to 8.
  4. The student must not be getting any other financial assistance from the state or central government.

Sikhashree scholarship amount 2022-2023

The class-wise scholarship amount provided to ST/SC students are:

CLASS 5Rs. 500 per year
CLASS 6Rs. 650 per year
CLASS 7Rs. 700 per year
CLASS 8Rs. 800 per year

Documents required for Sikhashree scholarship 2022-2023

The documents that you need to apply with the application form in order to apply for the Sikhashree scholarship are,

  1. Aadhar card
  2. Parents income certificate
  3. Caste certificate
  4. Residential proof
  5. Passport size photo
  6. School certificate
  7. Bank account details

Important Dates of Sikhashree Scholarship 2022 – 2023

Application Starts15.08.2021
Last date of Application05.10.2021

FAQs regarding Sikhashree Scholarship 2022 – 2023

What is the Sikhashree Scholarship amount?

The scholarship amount under the Sikhashree scholarship scheme is Rs. 500 – Rs. 800 and depends on which class you are in.

Who are eligible for the Sikhashree scholarship scheme?

Students from the SC and ST categories of West Bengal studying in Classes 5- 8 with an annual family income of fewer than 2.5 lakhs are eligible for the Sikhashree scholarship.