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Prize Money Scholarship 2024-25 Apply Online, Last Date @swdservices.karnataka.gov.in

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The Prize Money Scholarship is a program launched by the Social Welfare Department and Tribal Welfare Department of Karnataka. This initiative provides a scholarship amount between Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 35,000 to SC/ST students who have completed their diploma or degree courses. To qualify, students must have passed all subjects on their first attempt and achieved a first-class division.

For information on eligibility criteria, scholarship amounts for different degrees, the application process, required documents, and more, read on.

Prize Money Scholarship 2024 Highlights

Scholarship NamePrize Money Scholarship
Initiated BySWD & TWD, Government of Karnataka
BeneficiariesSC/ST Students
Academic Year2023-24 & 2024-25
Scholarship Amount20000 Rs to 35000 Rs
Application Start DateJuly 2nd or 3rd Week (Expected)
Application Last DateYet to announce
Application ModeOnline
More Details (Eligibility, Documents Required, Application Process etc..)Read Below

Prize Money Scholarship 2024 Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the Prize Money Scholarship, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. The applicant must be from the SC/ST category.
  2. The applicant must have completed their diploma or degree from any private or government institution within Karnataka.
  3. The applicant must be a permanent resident of Karnataka.
  4. The applicant must have passed all subjects in all semesters on the first attempt.
  5. The applicant must have achieved a first-class division in their diploma or degree.

Prize Money Scholarship Amount 2024

QualificationScholarship Amount
2nd PUC (OR) 3 Years Polytechnic Diploma20,000 Rs
Any Degree25,000 Rs
Any Post-Graduate courses like M.A., M.Sc., Etc..30,000 Rs
Agriculture, Engineering, Veterinary, Medicine35,000 Rs

Documents Required To Apply For Prize Money Scholarship 2024

  • Caste & Income Certificate
  • SSLC / 10th Markscard
  • 2nd PUC or Diploma Markscards (All Semesters)
  • Degree Markscards (All Semesters)
  • Adhaar Card
  • Bank Pass Book
  • One Passport Size Photo Of applicant

The Social Welfare or Tribal Welfare Department will NOT accept result sheets for the Prize Money Scholarship. Provisional marks cards can be submitted only if the original marks cards have not yet been issued by your concerned university. Otherwise, it is mandatory to submit the attested copies of the original marks cards only.!!

How to apply for the Prize Money Scholarship 2024

Follow the steps below to apply for the Prize Money Scholarship online:

STEP 1: Visit the official website of the Social Welfare Department (for SC students) or the Tribal Welfare Department (for ST students) using the links provided BELOW.

STEP 2 (SSLC Details): Enter your SSLC register number, SSLC passing year, select your caste, enter the name as per your Aadhaar card, and click ‘SUBMIT’.

STEP 3 (Aadhaar Authentication): After clicking ‘SUBMIT’, a new window for Aadhaar authentication will open. Enter your name (as per Aadhaar), Aadhaar number, tick the declaration box, and submit the form.

STEP 4 (Online Form Filling): Following Aadhaar authentication, the online application form for the Prize Money Scholarship will appear. Carefully fill in all the requested details, including:

  • PART 1: Personal Details
  • PART 2: College and Course Details
  • PART 3: Bank Details

STEP 5 (Upload Documents): Upload your photo, caste certificate, and the last semester mark sheet. Tick the declaration box and click ‘SUBMIT’. (Note that the uploaded photo and documents should be less than 100KB).

STEP 6 (Download Acknowledgment): After submission, an acknowledgment will appear for download or print. If it does not appear or is lost, you can reprint it using the registration number received on your phone via the provided links BELOW.

STEP 7 (Attestation): Print the acknowledgment and get it signed by your college principal. Also, photocopy all the required documents and get them attested by your college faculty.

STEP 8 (Final & Important): Submit the hard copies of the documents to the District Social Welfare Office (for SC students) or the Tribal Welfare Office (for ST students) for verification.

ATTENTION!!! : Your application will be rejected if you do not submit the hard copies to the concerned district welfare office.

What is the last date for Prize Money Scholarship 2024 ?

The deadline to apply for the Prize Money Scholarship for the academic year 2022-23 is March 10, 2024 & for 2023-24 is YET TO ANNOUNCE.

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Prize Money Scholarship Links

ParticularDirect Link
Prize Money Scholarship Online Application (For SC Students)Available Soon..
Prize Money Scholarship Online Application (For ST Students)Available Soon..
Prize Money Scholarship Acknowledgement Reprint (For SC Students)Click here
Prize Money Scholarship Acknowledgement Reprint (For ST Students)Click here
Prize Money Status CheckClick here

We hope this article helps you in applying for the Scholarship. If you have any questions , please let us know in the comment section below.


  1. Who can apply for the Prize Money Scholarship?

    Students belonging to the SC/ST category who have completed their diploma or degree with a first-class division are eligible to apply for the Prize Money Scholarship.

  2. Where Should I Submit My Prize Money Scholarship Documents?

    You need to submit your documents to the concerned district welfare office, Social Welfare Office for SC students and Tribal Welfare Office for ST students.

  3. Prize Money amount in karnataka?

    The scholarship amount, ranging from Rs. 20,000/- to Rs. 35,000/-, will be provided based on your qualification.

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