TSP Scholarship | Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process and Last Date

TSP Scholarship: TSP scholarship, also called the Talent Support Stipend, is a state government-sponsored program that falls under the purview of the MA and ME Department (Minority Affairs and Madrasah Education). The West Bengal Minorities’ Development and Finance Corporation (WBMDFC Scholarship) functions as the nodal officer of the TSP program (Talent Support Program).

This scholarship aims to provide financial support to students belonging to minority communities. The stipend is awarded once per year and enables students to complete or pursue higher education. Moreover, about 30% of the total scholarship has been reserved for female students. Hence, this scholarship not only provides equal opportunities, but it also promotes women empowerment.

In a societal context, education is one of the best tools to reduce illiteracy and poverty. Furthermore, education presents students with many opportunities, some of which may be life-changing. For instance, the only way out of poverty is through a well-paying job. And education provides a supporting pillar to achieve this goal. The TSP scholarship aims to fulfill a similar role, by providing financial support for students from impoverished backgrounds.

TSP Scholarship – Eligibility Criteria

Please ensure that the following criteria are fulfilled before applying for the scholarship.

  • The student must be a resident of West Bengal
  • The applicant must also belong to the minority community.
  • The scholarship is meant to enable students to pursue education, from class 11 onwards to Ph.D.
  • The applicant must have passed their last final board/university examination with LESS THAN 50% MARKS. Students securing more than 50% marks in the last examination are not eligible.
  • The total annual income of the applicant’s family should not exceed INR 2,00,000
  • The distance mode of education is not eligible.
  • A maximum of two students from each family is eligible to apply.
  • A candidate that has successfully been allotted the TSP scholarship is not eligible to obtain any other scholarship from any institution. If found to be possessing more than one scholarship, all scholarships will be liable to be rejected.
  • Candidates are required to open a bank account with a Nationalized bank or Scheduled bank having IFSC code. The scholarship amount will be transferred through DBT mode (Direct Benefit Transfer)

TSP Scholarship Dates

TSP Scholarship 2023 Applications are not yet released.

Starting Date to Apply for TSP ScholarshipAugust 2023
Last Date to Apply for TSP Scholarship15 December 2023

Important Points to Note: Students must download the completed application form and take a print out of the same. This form should be submitted to the candidate’s institution along with the annual income certificate, the first page of the passbook where all relevant details (such as IFSC code & name is stated).

TSP Scholarship Application Procedure

  • Visit official website 
  • Click on Student Registration
  • Select User ID & Password
  • Fill up the student details
  • Update required fields (such as personal details, bank account, etc)
  • Click on the final submit after verifying the accuracy of the information. Make a note of the permanent ID
  • Download the application form
  • Submit the filled application form to your institution along with relevant documents.
  • Details must include name, annual income certificate, passbook page highlighting the candidate’s account number and IFSC code.

TSP Scholarship for Freshers

Login and Apply guideline for fresher candidates in the tsp portal:

  • After registration, you have got a username and a password.
  • Now click on the “Student Login” menu from the tsp portal.
  • Write down your username and password.
  • Then type the characters you see in the picture.
  • Now click on the sign-in button.
  • Then fill up personal details.
  • Submit bank account details.
  • Apply for a scholarship.
  • Now click on the final submit button.
  • You will get an SMS with your permanent ID.
  • Now download the application form and take a printout of the application form.
  • Submit it to your institution with necessary documents for verification.

TSP Scholarship for Renewal Candidates

Login and Apply Guideline for Renewal candidates in TSP portal:

  • After registration, you got a username and password.
  • Now click on the Student Login menu in the TSP portal.
  • Now write your username and password and click on the sign-in button.
  • Then fill up personal details.
  • Submit your bank account details
  • Apply for scholarship step by step.
  • Now click on the “final submit” button.
  • Then you will get an SMS with your permanent ID.
  • Now download the application form and take a printout of this.
  • Submit it to your institution with necessary documents for verification.

The last date of Online Application is Updated Soon

TSP Scholarship Contact Details

  • For Message: 801 7071 714
  • For Call (Toll-free): 1800 -120-2130

FAQ’s on TSP Scholarship

Question 1.
Who are eligible to apply under this scholarship?

Students belonging to the minority communities.

Question 2.
How to apply for the TSP scholarship?

Candidates are required to visit, fill in the relevant details and take a print out of the application form. Submit this form to the institution along with supporting documents.

Question 3.
Are students studying outside West Bengal Eligible to apply?

No. Only students who are residents of West Bengal and are pursuing a course within the state are eligible to apply.

Question 4.
Is there any reservation for female candidates?

Yes, girl students are allowed 30% of the total scholarship slots.

Question 5.
How many students can apply from one family?

Only 2 students are eligible to apply from the same family.

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