Out of them, three students−P Zaheer Khan, S Diwan Vali and C Bharati−were selected for the NMMS
National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS), a central government sponsored scheme was awarded to three-eighth standard students of AP Model High School at Aspari, said the school Principal, M Anjaneyulu.
Out of them, three students−P Zaheer Khan, S Diwan Vali and C Bharati−were selected for the NMMS.
NMMS, in order to provide financial aid to meritorious but economically underprivileged people, have conducted a merit scholarship test in 2017. The scholarship test that was conducted across the state scanned 173 students from 35 model schools in Kurnool district before arriving in the final list of awardees.
Thirty-three students from Aspari Model School appeared for the test, he said. The scholarship amount awarded to the winner students is a stipend of Rs 6,000 per annum for 4 years, beginning from ninth standard to completion of Intermediate.
The Centrally Sponsored Scheme “National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS)” was launched in May 2008. The objective of the scheme is to award scholarships to meritorious students of economically weaker sections to arrest their drop out at class VIII and encourage them to continue the study at the secondary stage. Scholarship of Rs. 6000/- per annum (Rs.500/- per month) per student is awarded to selected students every year for study in classes from IX to XII in State Government, Government aided and local body schools.
There is a quota of scholarships for different states/UTs. Students whose parental income from all sources is not more than Rs. 1,50,000/- are eligible to avail the scholarships. There is reservation as per State Government norms. The selection of students award of the scholarships is made through an examination conducted by the State Governments. Scholarships are disbursed by the State Bank of India directly into the bank accounts of students on a quarterly basis.
The students studying in “Kendriya Vidalayas and “Jawahar Vavodaya Vidlayas” are not entitled to get scholarship under this scheme. Similarly, those students studying in Residential Schools run by the State Government Institutions, where facilities like boarding, lodging and education are provided and students studying in private schools are also not eligible for the scholarship under this scheme.
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