Scholarships for disabled student

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES:
These are offered to students with disabilities for financial assistance for pursuing higher and technical education.
Eligibility: Financial assistance is available to Indian students with certified disabilities.
Financial assistance is given for post matric/post secondary professional course in recognized institutions.
Scholarships are awarded for one course to one student.
Financial assistance can be given for computer with editing software for blind & deaf graduate and postgraduate students pursuing professional course and for support access software for cerebral palsied students.
Students with disabilities, who have passed matriculation/secondary or any higher examination from a recognized board/University, would be eligible for the assistance.
Continuation/renewal of the award for next year would depend on successfully completing the course in the preceding year with minimum 50 percent marks
Assistance is not available for courses having duration of less than one year.
A scholarship holder under this scheme would not hold any other scholarship/stipend. If awarded any other scholarship/Stipend , the student can exercise his/her option for choosing the scholarship that he/she proposes to avail inform awarding authority about the same.
For availing financial assistance under this scheme month family income of the beneficiary should not be more than Rs. 15,000/- from all sources. Family income would include income of the parent/guardian. Awards:500 awards are made available for pursuing higher and technical education and given through institutions in which students undertake the study .Awards are given to different categories of disabled students in following number.
Amount of awards would vary among courses and would also depend on availability of hostel/residential facility with the institution. The details are given below:
The awardees would also be reimbursed the course fee subject to a ceiling of  Rs.10,000 per year.
Besides students living in the hostel /residential facility provided by the institution, those students would also be considered hostellers who live in an accommodation hired at least by a group of 3 students living together with common mess arrangements. Such would have to furnish a certificate in this regard countersigned by head of the institution.
Further details can be had from Shri k.S.Kainth, under Secretary in the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi 110001. Application for award of scholarship, in the prescribed form, is to be made through the Head of the Institution in which applicant is enrolled for study.
Notification will be published in national dailies in the month of  July/August.

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