Incentive Scholarship Scheme for students of Std. IV

Under the Incentive Scholarship Scheme (ISS-IV) of Government of Goa students completing their Standard-IV are eligible for receiving a scholarship of Rs. 2000/- PA on the basis of their merit till they complete Standard-X. SCERT conducts this Incentive Scholarship examination at all Taluka headquarters in the month of April every year i.e. at the end of the academic year to draw the merit list. Every year nearly 2000 students appear for this examination. The main objective of the examination is to identify the hidden talent by conducting talent search examination at the end of class IV for students studying in rural, urban and slum areas so as to provide them financial assistance to pursue education up to class X. At present there are 480 scholarships available at the rate of 40 per taluka. The distribution of scholarship is made taking into account representation of various categories of students such as their caste (SC/ST/OBC/General), locality (Rural/Urban/Slum) and Socio-Economic background (Children of landless labourers)