There are two categories of Scholarships. Under-graduate and Intermediate. Scholarships of Rs. 90.00 and Rs. 60.00 each awarded on the results of the previous qualifying examinations, based on merit cum means.
These are awarded on the results of the +2 Examination.
These scholarships could be claimed of the value of Rs. 50/- each, it is awarded on state basis and on merit alone. The scholarships reserved for girls are awarded on state basis irrespective of subjects and on merit alone. There are also merit-cum poverty scholarships.
These are awarded district-wise on the results of the High School Certificate Examination of the Value of Rs. 40/- per month awarded to both boys and girls.
If in any district no girls are eligible for the scholarships, reserved for them, these shall be awarded to the boys of that district on merit alone.
Government of Odisha awards a number of Scholarships of different categories known as merit cum-poverty scholarships maintenance scholarship G.Q.I. merit scholarships, national loan scholarships, Hindi Scholarships, scholarship for children of Primary and Secondary School Teachers etc.
National loan Scholarships was introduced in 1963-64 Session. It provides loan facilities for students who secure at best 50% of marks in the Qualifying Examination and the annual income of whose parents guardians do not exceed Rs. 6,000/-