SMILE Scholarship For Transgender Students 2022

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has formulated a National level scheme for transgender students as the SMILE Scholarship for transgender students 2022. It is a scheme that covers several measures including welfare measures for both persons and transgender persons who are engaged in the act of begging. It is mainly focusing extensively on rehabilitation, counseling, education, provision of medical facilities, economic linkages, skill development, etc with the support of Voluntary Organizations, Community Based Organizations (CBOs), State Governments/UTs/Local Urban Bodies, institutions, and others. which includes two sub-schemes – ‘Comprehensive Rehabilitation of persons engaged in the act of Begging’ and Comprehensive Rehabilitation for Welfare of Transgender Persons.

The ministry of social justice and empowerment’s main objective is to encourage transgender people by availing of scholarships so that even they can get proper education, respect, and rights for which they are lacking due to financial constraints, so the department of social justice empowerment took an initiative to help those transgender students through SMILE (Support For Marginalized Individuals For Livelihood and Enterprise) scheme to complete their education without any interruption and also to get success in their life.

The Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India is headed by the Hon’ble Union Minister Dr. Virendra Kumar and ably assisted three ministers of states Shri. A Narayanaswamy, Shri. Ramdas Athawale, KM. Pratima Bhoumik and Shri R. Subrahmanyan are the secretaries of the Department of social justice and empowerment.

Eligibility Criteria for SMILE Scholarship For Transgender Students 2022

  • An Applicant is eligible for this scholarship scheme pursuing any one of the categories namely:
    • Class 9th
    • Class 10th
    • Class 11th
    • Class 12th
    • Under-Graduation course
    • Post-Graduation Course/Diploma
  • An applicant belonging to the transgender community is eligible for this scholarship program
  • An applicant having an excellent academic record

Benefits of SMILE Scholarship For Transgender Students 2022

The selected candidates will receive scholarships worth Rs. 13000/- Per Annum according to their availability of the funds and also the merit or need-based of the student.

How to Apply?

The candidates can follow the below steps to apply for the SMILE Scholarship For Transgender Students 2022

Step 01: Visit official website
Step 02: Select the scholarship option on the home page
Step 03: Click on the student login and register yourself
Step 04: Enter all your personal details like Name, Mobile Number, Email ID, etc
Step 05: Log in to your account by entering your Login Id and Password
Step 06: Read all the instructions carefully before proceeding with the application
Step 07: Fill out an application with the details asked
Step 08: Upload all the documents as per mentioned below
Step 09: After uploading the documents do cross-check the documents once
Step 10: Submit an application

Documents Required for SMILE Scholarship For Transgender Students 2022

  1. Proof identity
  2. Proof of address
  3. Previous marks card
  4. Student bank passbook
  5. Current academic fees receipt/fees structure
  6. Admission confirmation letter
  7. Bonafide certificate

Selection Criteria

The candidates will be selected based on their merits, eligibility, and academic performance.

Contact Information

Email ID: [email protected]
Call: 011-23386981

Important Dates of SMILE Scholarship For Transgender Students 2022

Last Date For Submission of the Application: 31-08-2022

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