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


Important Dates

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
Government/Government-aided institutions

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

Eligibility Criteria

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 protected], Website www.nhfdc.nic.in or www.socialjustice.nic.in