NMMS or National Means cum Merit Scholarship is a centre-funded program for students of state Board and Union Territory-affiliated schools. The program aims to provide financial incentive to 100000 students for meritorious performance. Students with parental income less than 150000 are eligible for this scholarship. Kerala Board shall have a fixed quota of scholarship which will be decided on the basis of enrolment of students in Class VII and class VIII as well as the population of students of concerned age group in the two classes. The scheme also provides reservation to different categories of Kerala Board students as per Kerala state norms.