Junior Merit Scholarship 2024: Step-By-Step Apply Process, Last Date Extended

Are you studying in class 11th and 12th in the state of Odisha? Apply for the Junior Merit Scholarship today without delay. School and Mass Education Department, Government of Odisha has launched this scholarship scheme. Students will get a cash benefit by applying for this scholarship. Read our article till the end to know the complete scholarship information.

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Junior Merit Scholarship Odisha 2024

The School and Mass Education Department and the Government of Odisha are inviting students to apply for Junior Merit Scholarship. About ten thousand scholarships are available for application. All these students admitted in Class XI and Class XII will get the benefit of a scholarship in the 2024-25 season. The scholarship portal is now open for applications.

Interested students from the state who wish to apply for the scholarship can complete the application process very easily by visiting the portal. The last date to apply is almost over, so complete the application process today without delay. In this article, we look at everything from the application process to the final scholarship date, important documents, how to check your scholarship status, and much more.

Object Of Junior Merit Scholarship

The main objective of the Junior Merit Scholarship 2024 is to provide financial support to academic students of classes 11 and 12th class in the state. According to sources, the government will provide scholarships of Rs. 3,000 per year for 2 years (Class 11 and 12). It is also known that the date of the scholarship has been extended by the scholarship authority probably the last date is 31st December. Apply today without delay.

Junior Merit Scholarship
Scholarship Name  Junior Merit Scholarship
Provide BySchool and Mass Education Department and the Government of Odisha
Beneficiaries Class 11 and 12th class in the state
Year 2024
Application Mode Online
Payment Type DBT
Amount Rs 6000/- Two Years
Official WebsiteClick Here 

Eligibility Requirements 

Students should be aware of the eligibility criteria for applying for the Junior Merit Scholarship. We have discussed the following eligibility criteria below:-

  • The student must be a permanent resident of the state of Odisha to apply.
  • The student must have studied Class XI and Class XII in any government school in the state of Odisha.
  • The student must have passed the previous examination with at least 60% marks.
  • The annual family income of the student should be less than Rs. 6 lakh.
  • Students must belong to the General SC ST OBCBS SEBC category.

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ClassBoys Amount Girls Amount
Class 11 to 12Rs 3000Rs 3000


Documents are another important thing to apply along with the eligibility criteria. Below we discuss the documents that students should prepare before applying:-

  • Passport-size photos of students
  • Aadhar card
  • Income certificate
  • Residence proof
  • Previous year’s mark sheet
  • Student’s bank account passbook copy
  • Account number
  • IFSC Code


Important Dates 

The last date to apply for the scholarship is 31st December 2024

Odisha Junior Merit Scholarship Application Procedure

  • To apply, first, visit the Junior Merit Scholarship website.
  • You have to select the application option on the homepage of the portal.
  • Then select the scholarship scheme you want to apply for and click on the Registration button.
  • Login to the portal with Aadhaar number/ mobile number/ and password.
  • If you are not registered then you should register yourself.
  • Read the instructions carefully
  • Then click on the Agree option.
  • After clicking on Proceed you need to fill in some details viz
    • Name
    • Date of birth
    • Gender
    • Mobile number
    • Email id
    • Password
  • Select the registration option and the user dashboard will appear.
  • Now click on the Junior Merit Scholarship.
  • Fill out the application form by uploading all the documents.
  • Take a printout of the application form for future use.

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Student Login

  • To enter the scholarship’s official website, click the given link.
  • The portal’s home page will appear.
  • Click the Student Login button now.
  • The login page will open.
  • Aadhar number and password must be entered.
  • Click the Login button now.

Check Your Application Status

  • To check the Status, first, visit the Odisha State Scholarship Portal website.
  • The portal’s home page will appear.
  • Click the Check Your Status button now.
  • The login page will open
  • Enter the application id and click on the get OTP option.
  • Now after that, the status will open on the screen.

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View IFSC Code

  • To enter the Junior Merit Scholarship official website, click the given link.
  • Your screen will show the homepage.
  • Select the View IFSC Code option.
  • Your screen will go to a new page.
  • IFSC code can be seen at the Odisha State Scholarship Portal.
  • Choose a bank, then a district.
  • Click the search option now.
  • A screen with the IFSC code will appear.

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Check Scholarship Eligibility

  • To enter the Odisha State Scholarship Portal official website, click the given link.
  • Your screen will show the homepage.
  • Select the Check “Eligibility option”.
  • On your screen, a new page will appear.
  • At the Odisha State Scholarship Portal, verify your eligibility.
  • Choose the course, stream, category, religion, and gender.
  • Fill in the final marks and the family’s yearly income.
  • The scholarship programmes for which you are qualified to apply will show up on the screen.

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Points To Remember

Before applying for any scholarship program the applicant must keep these points in mind to avoid any kind of mishappening.

  • Before applying for a scholarship, students must review the requirements.
  • To apply, candidates must have a valid email address.
  • To apply, candidates must have a valid mobile number.
  • When applying, students must include a recent photograph.
  • To be considered for the scholarship, candidates must upload valid documents.
  • Keep all your documents ready before applying for the scholarship.
  • Don’t wait until the deadline to apply for scholarships.
  • Check the details carefully before the final submission of the application form.

Contact Information

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