The Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF) has sanctioned scholarships to 48,000 girl students studying in Class XI for the academic year 2015-16, under Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship for Meritorious girls belonging to minorities. Total Scholarship amounted to Rs. 57.60 crore. Out of this, 45,700 students have already received the first installment of scholarship.
This information was given by Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the Minister of State (IC) for Minority Affairs, in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.
BCK/AK/ Ministry of Minority Affairs/ (Release ID :159677) /PG-bb/