i. Post Matric
Every year the ministry of human Resources Development, Government of India awards some scholarships for post matriculation studies on the results of the High School Certificate Examination or Senior Cambridge Examination. Students obtaining 60% of marks or more are qualified to apply in the prescribed form through the Principal. The amount of scholarship varies from Rs.50/- to Rs.100/- per month.
ii. National Talent Search
The National Council of Educational Research and Training awards scholarship to qualified students. The National Science Talent Search Examination is being conducted by the NCERT in this college centre every year during the month of May. Only students of Ist year classes having First "Division are eligible to appear. Successful candidates are awarded scholarship by the NCERT. Objective type questions on both basic science and social science subjects are set. Students interested have to approach the office to get themselves registered as examines and receive forms, etc.
The students belonging to Schedule Castes and Scheduled Tribes are entitled to get stipends. They should apply in the prescribed forms which can be had from the College Office. The following categories of students are also entitled to get stipends-
a. Children of political sufferer.
b. Children of Ex-service personnel. Defense personnel
c. Students coming from Ex-state areas.
d. Children of goldsmiths who have suffered on the trade due to gold control order.
iv. National Loan Scholarship
Under the National Loan Scholarship Scheme; the Government of India in the Ministry of Human Resources Development awards loan scholarship to needy and meritorious students. Students who take up teaching as a profession for ten years are exempted from repayment of this loan. Government of Orissa awards some Junior College scholarships and a good number of scholarships on merit cum poverty basis for post matriculation students.
B. Competitions and Prizes
Besides the usual competitions conducted by different societies a few special awards are given. These are as follows:
i) Dr. Someswar Behera Awards
Dr. Someswar Behera, a renowned physician, poet and social worker, was born in the village Kasibahal, P.S. Koksara of Kalahandi district. He has donated Rs. 8000/-in the year 1978 in the form of fixed deposit. The interest accrued there on is given as cash awards as mentioned below.
a. Best Scholar (Girls) Senior-80/- Junior-80/-
b. Best Musician Vocal-80/- Instrumental-80/-
c. Best painter/Artist Ist Prize-100/-2nd Prize-80/-
d. Best contribution to Magazine English Ist-50/- English 2nd-30/-Oriya 2nd-30/-
ii) Sri J.P. Rao, Ex-Principal, Government College, Bhawanipatna had donated a sum of Rs.3,000/- (Rupees Three thousand only) by way of fixed deposit for institution of 3 (three) Cash Prizes out of the interest accrued every year.
iii) Sri K.D.Panigrahi Memorial Award
This award was given by Sri Rajendra Panigrahi of Bhawanipatna in memory of his son Sri Krishna Dwipayana Panigrahi who was a student of this college and drowned in the sea at Puri. He has donated Rs. 3000/- as fixed deposit and the interest accrued there on is given as cash award to the student securing highest mark in CHSE examination.
iv) Sri Bibhuti Bhusan Deo Award
Sri Bibhuti Bhusan Deo, an advocate and a member of Academic Council first term has been giving cash prize of Rs. 500/- and a memento every year to each best graduate in Arts, Science and Commerce streams since 2004.
v) Other Cash Prizes
a) Cash Prize of Rs. 101/-(Rupees one hundred and one only) each to be given to the best Mathematics Honours and pass student of this college securing the highest marks in Mathematics Honours subject (Pre, Inter and Final degree examinations marks totalled). The Prize is being given in the college Annual Function of every year commencing from 1996. Students appearing in Mathematics Honours back paper (Pre, Inter and Final degree) are not eligible to get the Prize even if they secure the highest mark.
b) Cash Prize of Rs.88/- (Rupees eighty eighty) only to be given to the students of +3 Ist Year class of this college who has taken Mathematics as Honours or Pass subject and appeared and secured the highest marks in aggregate at the Annual CHSE Examinations of Government College (Autonomous) Centre Bhawanipatna. This Prize will be given in the college Annual Function of every year from 1996. +3 Ist Year class students of this college with Mathematics (Pass or Honours) are not eligible to get this Prize, if they have appeared Annual CHSE examination at other centres, even if they have secured the highest marks
Similarly students who have appeared at Government College (Autonomous), Bhawanipatna centre at the Annual CHSE Examination but taken C.L.C. to read elsewhere are not eligible to get this Prize.