Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarship 2021 - Eligibility, Benefits & Application Process

Last Modified: 13 Jun 2024

Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarship is a national-level scholarship for female students belonging to minority communities. The scholarship was formerly known as the Maulana Azad Scholarship. It was started to financially support the meritorious girl students. A scholarship amount of up to ₹ 6,000 will be disbursed to students of classes 9th to 12th. Almost 5,89,838 students have benefitted under the Maulana Azad Scholarship till now. The scholarship is funded by the Government of India and implemented by Maulana Azad Education Foundation.  

Latest Update - The application process for the Begum Hazrat Mahal 2021 Scholarship will begin tentatively in October 2021.

Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarship - Quick Overview

Scholarship Name

Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarship 2021

Scholarship Provider

Maulana Azad Education Foundation & Government of India

Type of Scholarship

Minority Community Scholarship


Classes 9th to 12th students

Award/ Benefits

up to ₹ 6,000



Age Limit

No age limit

Application Process


Scholarship Portal

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Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarship - Important Dates

The key dates for 2021 are not announced yet. Here are the tentative dates:


Important Dates

Online application process begins

October 2021

Last date of application submission

December 2021

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Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarship: Quick Overview

Deadline 31 Dec 2021
Class / Course Class 9, Class 10, Class 11, Class 12
Scholarship Type Means Based Scholarship
Awarded Amount up to ₹ 6,000
Age Limit N/A
Gender Female
Religion All
State All
Country All
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Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarship Eligibility

The scholarship is meant only for girl students. Here are the detailed eligibility conditions:

  • Applicants must belong to minority communities viz. Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Jain, Buddhist, and Parsi.
  • Those studying in class 9th to 12th are eligible.
  • Candidates must have secured a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent in the previous class.
  • Annual family income (from all sources) must not be more than ₹ 2 lakh.

Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarship Awards/ Benefits

The Begum Hazrat Mahal scholarship covers admission fees, tuition fees, and maintenance allowance. The details of scholarship awards are as under:



Scholarship Amount

Classes 9th and 10th

Tuition Fee, Books & Stationery expenses, lodging/ boarding charges

₹ 5,000 per student

Classes 11th and 12th

College/ school fee, books & stationery expenses, boarding/ lodging charges

₹ 6000 per student

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Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarship Application Process

Candidates can submit their applications through the official website of Maulana Azad Education Foundation. Here are the steps to fill the application form.

Documents Required

Candidates must keep the following documents ready before filling the application form. All the documents must be in JPG, PNG, or PDF format and the document size must not exceed 200 KB. Here are the required documents:

  • Recent passport size photograph
  • Applicant’s Aadhaar card (if Aadhaar card is not available, submit a birth certificate, Rashan card, or BPL card)
  • School verification form attested by the Principal
  • Mark sheet of the last exam passed attested by the Principal
  • Parents/ Guardians’ income certificate issued by a competent authority
  • Self-declaration of minority community certificate
  • Self-certified copy of the first page of the bank passbook

Steps for filling the Application Form

  • Visit the official website at
  • Click on the ‘New Registration’ link.
  • Fill the application form with details such as parents’ names, address, domicile, school details, mobile number, and other details. Submit the form.
  • After successful form submission, a link will be given to download the school verification form. Applicants need to get the form verified by their school principal and upload the same.
  • Now, log in using the registered mobile number and date of birth.
  • Provide the complete information regarding bank details, marks details, parents’ occupation, and income details.
  • Upload the required documents and submit the application form.

Selection Process for Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarship

The selection of the applicant will be done based on the candidate’s performance in the last exam and annual family income.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question 1: How can I check my application status?

The application status can be checked through the official portal by entering the login credentials.

Question 2: How will the scholarship amount be disbursed?

The scholarship amount will be disbursed directly to the candidate’s bank account.

Question 3: Will I be eligible for the scholarship if I am already receiving another scholarship?


Question 4: Will the scholarship be applicable in case of an academic gap?

No, the scholarship will be discontinued in case of an academic gap.

Question 5: Is there any provision for scholarship renewal?

No. Candidates are required to apply afresh for every class in order to avail the scholarship.