Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship


Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship

Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship, formerly known as Maulana Azad Scholarship, is a national-level scholarship started for the benefit of girl students belonging to minority communities. Started with the objective to financially support the meritorious girl students, Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship disburses a scholarship amount of up to INR 6,000 to the selected minority students of class 9 to 12. Funded by the Government of India and implemented by Maulana Azad Education Foundation, almost 5,89,838 girl students have received the benefits of this scholarship till now.

Scholarship Overview

The Scheme of "Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship" for Girl Students belonging to the Minority Communities was earlier known as "Maulana Azad National Scholarship" Scheme. It was started by the Foundation in academic year 2003-04. The main purpose of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to meritorious girl students belonging to national minorities, who cannot continue their education due to lack of financial support.

The Scholarship Scheme of the Foundation is very popular scheme and its sanctioning quota is increasing year by year. Till date 8,84,864 girl students have been assisted with Rs.669.36 crore by the Foundation since Inception spread all over the country.


Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarship is meant for only girl students belonging to the six notified minority communities which include Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain and Parsi religions. The details of the eligibility criteria are mentioned below.

  • Applicants studying in class 9 to 12 can apply for the scholarship.
  • Applicants must have secured at least 50% marks or equivalent grades (aggregate) in the previous class.
  • The annual family income of the candidate must not be more than INR 2 Lakh from all sources.

Application Process

To make the scholarship application process easy for the applicants, the Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF) allows students to apply online for the scholarship through its scholarship portal. Find below the steps to fill the Begum Hazrat Mahal scholarship application form.

  • Visit the official NSP website 
  • Applicants applying for the first time need to register themselves on the National Scholarship Portal by filling the ‘Student Registration Form’.

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