National Merit Scholarships



Bighelp National Merit Scholarship helps poor, but meritorious students who have studied in government public schools to continue a higher education after 10th grade. Any child that lives in any part of India, who has studied 10th class in a government public school during the current academic year, is financially backward, and has received a GPA of 9.7 or more (out of 10) or 97% or above marks, is eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Amount: Each winner of this scholarship will be receiving an amount of Rs. 5000 (five thousand rupees) per year for up to 6 years (total of up to Rs. 30,000) or until she/he completes the graduation or technical degree, whichever is earlier.

Number of scholarships: Number of scholarships will be decided based on the number of applications received from the eligible students each year.Bighelp filters the applications and decides the winners based on their GPA or marks, financial status, community service and extracurricular achievements.

Eligibility criteria to apply for the scholarship: Applicant must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for applying to this scholarship.

1. Studied in Z.P. / Municipal / Govt. School in any state of India during the current academic year.
2. Scored 9.7 or above G.P.A or 97% or above marks in 10th class.
3. Annual income of the parent/Guardian is not more than Rs. 1,00,000/-

(Note: Students studied in Residential schools / Govt. aided private schools/ any other private schools / Central Govt. schools / Model Schools with Hostel Facility are NOT eligible to apply)

Application process for the academic year 2016-17 is closed now. This page will be updated when the application process is reopened for the next academic year.

Application Process: Application process opens every year during the month of May. Follow the steps below to apply.

Enclosures: Please attach the following with your application
1. A recent passport size photo (affix at the space provided in the application).
2. Copy of income certificate or ration card.
3. Copy of certificates received in co curricular activities or social service.
4. Copy of 10th class mark sheet (signed by the school Head Master).
5. Physically handicapped certificate, if applicable only.
6. A hand written letter by the applicant on a white paper (letter should explain why the student needs this scholarship, her/his current financial situation, family situation, student’s future goals etc.)

Verification procedure: All shortlisted students will be interviewed over phone by the Bighelp executive team from Hyderabad. Applicant’s details will also be verified with the help of the local teams.

Winners Announcement: Winners will be published in our website on or before 15th August.

Application mailing address: Complete applications should be received by Bighelp administrative office at the following address on or before the due date.

BIGHELP FOR EDUCATION, 16 H.I.G.H (Duplex), APHB, BALAJINAGAR, KUKATPALLY, HYDERABAD–500072

Scanned Applications can also be emailed at scholarships@bighelp.org

Contact Phone Number: For addition information, please contact 040-23152224,9515869653


Scholarship Winners from the Previous Years
National Merit Scholarship 2016-21
National Merit Scholarship 2015-20
National Merit Scholarship 2014-19
National Merit Scholarship 2013-18