The objective of the Scheme is to provide financial assistance to the poor and meritorious students belonging to minority communities to enable them to pursue professional and technical courses. These scholarships are available for studies in India only and will be awarded through an Agency designated by the State Government/UT Administration for this purpose.Every year 20000 scholarships will be distributed among the students of minority communities throughout the country. Students should apply online by visiting the website through URL www.momascholarship.gov.in. A link to the site is also provided in the website of the Ministry of Minority Affairs, i.e. www.minorityaffairs.gov.in.