National Scholarships 2014 announced for Students with Disabilities

INTRODUCTION

2500 National Scholarships for Students with Disabilities have been announced for 2014-15. 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 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

COURSE AND ELIGIBILITY

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

CAREER PROSPECTS

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 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), Red Cross Bhawan, Sector-12, Faridabad-121007" (Haryana) It is to be noted that without a hard copy of application, a candidate s application in soft copy will not be entertained List of the enclosures along with the hard copy of the application i) Academic record - attested copies of relevant certificate/mark sheets for the qualifying examination; ii) Proof of annual income - Proof of income shall include last salary sliip of

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parent/guardian, acknowledgement of income tax/incom certificate e form revenue offical / gazetted officer/public representative e.g. MP, MLA, MLC, Panchayat offcials etc.; iii) Attested copy of Disability certificate; iv) Course fee receipt if any, duly paid during the academic session; v) Receipt /invoice of eligible assistive devices duly countersigned by the authorized signatory of the institution; vi) In case of continuation of scholarship in a successding year, a copy of the mark sheet of the preceeding year; vii) Copy of the pass book of saving bank account and cancelled cheque For further details, please visit website of NHFDC www.nhfdc.nic.in or contact: NHFDC at, Telephone nos. 0129-2226910, 2287512, 2287513 Fax no. 0129 -2284371, Email: nhfdc97@gmail.com Important Date Applicant has to apply online (www.nhfdc.nic.in) for scholarship from 01st July 2014 to 31st June 2015
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