Special Scholarship for
Toppers of Education Board

LPU offers a special scholarship scheme of full Programme fee waiver to Top 20 Rank holders of every Recognized School Board (State, Central and Open Board provided a minimum 1000 students should have appeared in the said exam) .

  • The benefits of the scheme are as below:
    • Full Programme Fee waiver (Including Examination Fee), and
    • Free Stay in a four-seater room (Air Cooled Room) in hostel
      Free Transport Facility (if residential facility is not availed)
  • Eligibility for Application: The applicant whose name is among top 20 rank holders in the merit list published by the concerned board (State, Central and Open Board provided a minimum 1000 students should have appeared in the said board exam) and applicant is fulfilling criteria mentioned below defined by the university will be eligible to apply for the benefits under the scholarship.
    • Year of Passing Out: The applicant who are passing out in the current year batch will be eligible for applying under the scheme (i.e., students passing out in 2024 will be considered for admission session 2024-25 and students passing out in 2024 will be considered for admission session 2025-26).
      Note: The above point also means students passed out in 2023 year or earlier will not be eligible to apply for benefits of this scheme (except JKBOSE where exams are conducted in two terms).
  • Categorization of Ranks The applicant’s rank must be in anyone of the following mentioned categories of the rank:
    • Category-A: Where the board awards one Rank to one student only: Top 20 rank holders of that board will be considered for scholarship.
    • Category-B: Where board awards same rank to multiple students:
      • When the number of students are less than or equal to 20 in the merit list then all the 20 students will be eligible for the scholarship under this scholarship scheme.
      • When the number of students are more than 20 in the merit list then scholarship will be awarded to students scoring at least 97% marks and to maximum of 200 students from the list.
        Example1 : There are 110 students having 98% marks and 120 students having 97 % marks then, in this case scholarship will be awarded to maximum of 200 i.eAll 110 students securing 98% marks and 90 students serial order wise securing 97% marks in the board exams will be considered from the merit list even if rank of student at serial number 200 is 10.
      • When number of students are more than 20 in the merit list and no student have scored more than 97% marks, the equivalent cut-off percentage will be computed taking highest scored percentage as base (i.e., equivalent to 100%) and further maximum of 200 students from the list to be considered.
        Equivalency Example: In case any topper in the merit list has scored 95.20% marks, it will be considered equivalent to 100% and cut-off (equivalent to 97%) will be calculated as
        95.2 *97/ 100= 92.32%
    • Category-C: Open Board, students must have scored at least 90% marks and above conditions will be applicable as per the merit list
  • Merit list types considered, as received from board or available or published on their website will be considered for verification of the ranks to process the applications.
    • Merit List-1: Overall merit list of all the subjects combined prepared by the board (This is a preferable type of merit list).
    • Merit List-2: Stream wise for example Jammu and Kashmir declare stream-wise merit list separately for Science, Arts and Commerce. In such cases, Top 20 students/ Rank holders from each stream will be considered separately as per above categories (This type of merit list will be considered when above stated type of merit list is not prepared by the board or is not available; In case, where both type of merit lists are available, only Merit List-1 will be considered).
  • Application Process, Document Required, and Result Declaration: The applicant can apply through an email to [email protected] along with applicable documents on the first come basis. The application will be verified by the university for eligibility on considering the conditions of the scheme.
    • The following are required document are to be submitted by the applicant:
      • Form-1: Application for Scholarship to Education Board Toppers
      • Merit List: The merit must be issued by the board or published by the board on their website or gazette (must be available online)
      • Previous Education: The marksheet of the applicant of 10th or 12th. The 10th grade mark sheet is mandatory to be submitted by all applicants.
      • The eligible applicant will be required to submit an undertaking (Annexure-I: Undertaking for Continuation Conditions of Education Board Toppers Scholarship Scheme)
      • Gap certificate: If there is any gap in studies then a self attested copy of gap certificate in the prescribed format is to be submitted
      Note: The merit list is an important document required for processing of application. The concerned board can share the merit list with the university by post or email. If a merit list is not shared by post or an email, then a merit list published in a gazette or on a website may be considered. It is further to be noted that merit list shared by the applicant will not be considered, However, applicants can request the concerned board to share the merit list directly with the university.
    • Programmes Considered under the Scheme: The Scholarship will be available in all the programmes as enlisted in the Annexure E: List of programmes for specific educational Boards or educational groups (The list generally covers all regular programmes, Honours programmes where parallel regular programmes doesn’t exist, a few programmes governed by specific regulatory authorities whose eligibility base is after 10th and 12th; subject to continuation of programme at the time of admission)).
    • Last Date of Application Last date of application will be till the last date of admission.
    • Result Declaration: The result of eligible applicants for benefits of the scheme will be communicated individually through an email within 7-10 working days from date of application, subject to availability of merit list and submission of required documents by the applicant.
  • Condition for continuation of benefits of the scheme: The student shall maintain a CGPA of 8.00 (or 80% marks in marks-based programmes) in first year (first two semesters), 8.5 CGPA (i.e. 85% marks) in second year and 9.0 CGPA (i.e. 90% marks) in third year. In case the CGPA falls below the prescribed limit, this special scholarship will be withdrawn, and normal scholarship will be applicable in successive years as per the qualifying marks in eligibility qualification or any other criteria as normally applicable. The special scholarship (full tuition fee waiver) will not be continued again on attaining required condition in the subsequent semester(s). Result/ CGPA declared till the last date of payment of fee (without late fee) will be considered for deciding continuation of scholarship for the next term(s).
    The following example will illustrate the implementation of this scholarship scheme: A student had 89% marks in 10+2 but he was topper of his state board and thus admitted with full tuition fee waiver and four- Seater (Air Cooled room) hostel. Fee for the successive terms is supposed to be paid before the end term exam of the previous term. So, the fee of the 2nd term is to be paid before the end of first term and similarly the fee of 3rd term is to be paid before the end of 2nd term and so on. So, by default the student admitted under this Scholarship scheme will not be asked to pay the fee of 2nd term as his result of 1st term will not be out by the last date of fee payment for 2nd term. So, a full scholarship offered at the time of admission will continue for the second semester. However, by the last date of payment for the fee of 3rd semester, student must have CGPA of 8.0 and in case CGPA declared till date (only result of 1st semester may be available by now) is less than 8.0, then full Scholarship of the student will be suspended and from the third term onwards student will be awarded with Scholarship of 80% - 89.99% bracket and student will also be required to pay the fee of residential fee (residence).
  • Other Residential Services: Laundry and Mess plan will be optional and if opted, applicant will be having to pay for the same.
  • Other Terms and Conditions: All other conditions as mentioned under the head “Terms & Conditions for LPU-Scholarship, its different phases” in Part-B of Prospectus or on university website will also be applicable.


Click here to view the list of programme in Annexure - E (For Education Board Toppers and Specifc Educational Groups)

Click here to view the Annexure - I (For Education Board Toppers Scholarship Scheme)

Click here to view the Application Form-I - Education Board Toppers

Click here to view the Annexure-II - Gap Affidavit


I am expecting to get around 60% marks. Will I get any scholarship?
LPU offers a variety of scholarships to support all deserving candidates. A candidate can get scholarship on the basis of one’s performance in LPUNEST or on the basis of other scholarship schemes offered by university like based on the score in qualification previous to eligibility qualification, performance in sports, cultural, R&D, co-curricular, social service, bravery awards or performance in national level tests like JEE (Main), NEET, UCEED, CAT, MAT, GATE, GPAT etc. For details visit Scholarship Schemes.
How can I apply for Merit Scholarships?
Merit Scholarships are applied for based on criteria such as academic performance, LPUNEST scores, work experience, and national-level test results. Check specific eligibility requirements for each category and submit your application accordingly.
What are the eligibility criteria for Merit Scholarships?
Eligibility criteria vary but may include academic qualifications, LPUNEST scores, work experience, and performance in tests like JEE (Mains), NEET, UCEED, CAT, MAT, GATE, GPAT, etc.
Is there a scholarship for MBA based on work experience?
Yes, there is a work experience-based scholarship for MBA. Eligibility is likely linked to relevant work experience.
How can I apply for scholarships based on Innovation, Startup & Entrepreneurship?
Scholarships in this category are granted based on innovative ideas, start-ups, and entrepreneurial initiatives. The application process may involve providing details about your innovation or start-up.