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Scholarships for Students with Disabilities 2016

National Scholarships for Students with Disabilities 2016

National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC), for and on behalf of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India, invites applications from Students with Disabilities for award of Scholarship Scheme (National Fund and Trust Fund).

National Scholarships

Under Natioal Scholarships scheme, 500 National Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students with disabilities for Degree and Post graduate level Professional and Technical courses from recognized institutions in India.

Stream Hostellers Book Stationery allowance
Professional courses at graduation and above level Rs.1000 / month Rs.700 / month
Diploma/Certificate level professional courses Rs.700 / month Rs.400 / month
Reimbursement of Non-Refundable fees restricted to the limit of fee of similar courses in Government/ Government Aided institutions.

Monthly income of the beneficiary/parent or guardian should not be more than Rs.15,000/ - (Rs. 1.80 Lakh p.a.) from all sources.

How to apply

apply online on www.nhfdc.nic.in before 31 August 2013 and the printed application form along with requisite documents duly countersigned and recommended by the head of the institution, where they are studying, should reach to: National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC), Red Cross Bhawan, Sector-12, Faridabad-121007.

List of enclosures

  • Academic records (attested copy of certificates and Mark sheets - matric & above)
  • Family Income Certificate/ Proof of annual income, e.g. Salary Slip.
  • Attested copy of Disability Certificate
  • Course fee receipt (if any) with break up of each item duly paid during the academic session
  • Hostel Certificate or certificate from the house owner in case of accommodation hired by at least by a group of 3 students living together with common mess arrangements.

Trust Scholarships

Under Trust Scholarships scheme, 1000 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 nonavailability of female candidates

Stream Maintenance allowance Book Stationery allowance
Professional Graduate Courses Rs.2500 / month Rs.6000 / year
Professional Post Graduate Courses Rs.3000 / month Rs.10000 / year
Reimbursement of Non-Refundable fees restricted to the limit of fee of similar courses in Government/ Government Aided institutions.

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.

How to apply

Applicants may apply any time in academic year for scholarship under this scheme. Scholarships will be awarded on 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. The printed application form along with requisite documents duly countersigned and recommended by the head of the institution, where they are studying, should reach to: National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC), Red Cross Bhawan, Sector-12, Faridabad-121007.

List of enclosures

  • Academic record – attested copies of relevant certificates/mark sheets for the qualifying examination.
  • Proof of annual income - Proof of income shall include last salary slip of parent or guardian, acknowledgement of income tax or income certificate from revenue official/ gazetted officer/ public representative e.g. MP, MLA, MLC, Panchayat officials etc.;
  • Attested copy of Disability certificate
  • Course fee receipt if any, duly paid during the academic session
  • Receipt/Invoice of eligible assistive devices duly countersigned by the authorized signatory of the institution.
  • In case of continuation of scholarship in a succeeding year, a copy of the mark sheet of the preceding year.

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I am studying in 11th standard (+1 in HSc School), Is there any scholarships available for me now ? name
Shankar Aug 07, 2012

You can apply for Indian Oil Academic Scholarships for your HSC school studies (+1 and +2).