2500 National Scholarships for Students with Disabilities have been announced for 2016
National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC), for and on behalf of Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India, invites applications from Students with Disabilities for award of Scholarship under the following Scholarship Schemes
Also See : Scholarships 2019
Last Date for Receipt of application form 30th June, 2016
Scholarship Scheme (Trust Fund)
Under this scheme, 2500 Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students with disabilities for degree and post graduate level professional and technical courses from recognized institutions in India.
30% scholarships will be reserved for girls, which will be transferable to male students in case of non-availability of female candidates
Applicants may apply at any time in academic year for scholarship under this scheme. Scholarships will be awarded quarterly basis for the applications received in preceding quarter
Under this scheme, an advance copy of application should also be submitted online (www.nhfdc.nic.in) by the candidate Reimbursement of Non-Refundable fees restricted to the limit of fee of similar courses in
Maintenance allowance will be paid to the students for 10 months @ Rs.2500/- per month for Professional Graduate Courses and Rs.3000/- per month for Professional Post-Graduate Courses in one academic year
Books/Stationery allowance will be paid to students pursuing Professional Graduate Courses @ Rs.6000/- per annum and Rs.10000/- per annum for pursuing Professional Post-Graduate Courses
Differently-abled students in addition will be provided financial assistance for purchase of aids & appliances (only once during life time)
Monthly income of the beneficiary /parent or guardian should not be more than Rs 25,000/- (Rs. 3.00 Lakh p.a.) from all sources. Family income includes income of parent/guardian
A Scholarship holder under this scheme will not avail any other scholarship/ stipend for pursuing the course
Financial assistance will be available to Indian students with at least 40% disabilities certified as per definition under Persons with Disabilities Act 1995.
Financial assistance will be given for pursuing Post-Matric/Post-Secondary academic courses including Ph.D.& M.Phil and Diploma level technical/ professional courses from recognized institutions. However, for students with disabilities of Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities and Profound or Severe Hearing Impaired, the minimum educational qualification will be class VIII pass and scholarship will be awarded to them for pursuing general, diploma level technical/ professional and vocational courses.
Scholarship will be awarded to one student for pursuing only one course.
Continuation/Renewal of the award for next year will depend on successfully completing the course in the preceding year with minimum 45 (forty five) percent marks for professional courses and 40% for other courses.
The assistance under this Scheme is not intended for Post-Matric/Post Secondary higher academic and Diploma level Technical/Professional courses having duration of less than one year.
A scholarship holder under this scheme will not concurrently hold any other scholarship/stipend. If already any other scholarship/stipend awarded, the student is required to exercise his/her option for choosing the scholarship that he/she proposes to avail and inform awarding authority about the same.
Monthly family income of the beneficiary should not be more than Rs. 15,000/- from all sources. Family income includes income of the parent/guardian.
How to Apply
The applicant has to apply online (www.nhfdc.nic.in) and printed copy the online filled application duly countersigned and recommended by the Head of the Institution, where they are studying along with requisite documents send to “National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC), 3rd Floor, PhD House, 4/2, Sri Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi-110016
It is to be noted that without a hard copy of application, a candidate’s application in soft copy will not be entertained; applicants may apply any time in academic year from July 2015 to 30th June 2016 for scholarship under this scheme
Last Date for Receipt of application form 30th June, 2017
National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC)
National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC), 3rd Floor, PhD House, 4/2, Sri Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi-110016, Phone (0129) 2287512, Email email@example.com, Website www.nhfdc.nic.in or www.socialjustice.nic.in