Vidyasiri scholarship is provided by the government of Karnataka. It is provided to specifically help SC, ST, BC, OBC and PWD students studying post matriculation courses. The official site for Vidyasiri Scholarship is It is a very important welfare scheme for students studying in post matriculation courses in Karnataka. It helps thousands of students every year and the whole application process can be done online from the official website or by going to the nearest online help centre set up as for digital India scheme.

E-PASS is a part of the digital India initiative taken up by the Indian government in 2015. It is active in almost every southern state and is common welfare scheme seen around India. The Vidyasiri scholarship is one such scheme aimed to help the students from backward classes and economically backwards students to get the financial aid they need for their education. ePASS is an efficient way of transferring and distributing scholarships to students. The ePASS system connects all the welfare department of the state and creates a very fast and hassle free delivery system for the distribution of scholarships.

The Vidyasiri scholarship is available to students studying their post matriculation (after 10th grade) studies in the state of Karnataka. Most of the schools and colleges in the state are associated with the scheme. The scholarship also includes full course fee, hostel fee and a special Pratibha Puraskar of Rs. 1500 per month to students eligible for the welfare scheme. The Vidyasiri scholarship has surely helped a lot of students in Karnataka and continues to do so under the supervision of the welfare department of Karnataka. Due to it being a government scheme, many colleges accept it and help many students with their application process. The other great thing is that it is an E-PASS based scheme making the application process very easy and completely online.

The following criteria are required to apply for the Vidyasiri Scholarship:
• Candidate should be a permanent resident of Karnataka
• Candidates should be studying in post matric courses recognized by the government of Karnataka
• The annual income of the families of SC/ST candidates should be less than Rs. 2,00,000
• The annual income of the families other backward classes and PWD candidates should be up to Rs. 1,00,000
• The candidates must have at least 75% attendance

The application can be done online through the E-pass website. The documents needed for applying to this scheme are family income affidavit or certificate issued by the Tahsildar, Caste Certificate issued by the Tahsildar, SSL Certificate, School or College transfer certificate (TC), bank passbook copy of the candidate, latest photograph of the candidate. Then, one must wait for their scholarship request to be processed by the welfare department. Any student can check their scholarship status by going to the official website and logging in to see the status of the application. The Vidyasiri scholarship has helped many students secure a good future by financial aid and continues to do so in Karnataka.


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