- be domiciled in Meghalaya
- belong to the Scheduled Caste (SC) category
- be a regular full-time student studying in Class 9 and 10 in a government school or a school recognised by the government or a Central/State Board of Secondary Education (CBSE/SBSE)
- have an annual parent(s)/guardian(s) income of not more than ₹2,50,000
Note:- In case, a student is granted two scholarships simultaneously, they may have the choice to select either of these and their preference should be formally communicated to the awarding authorities through the Head of their Institutions.