D.N.I.S. News Network, India: The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has invited applications for the National Scholarship for Persons with Disabilities for the year 2009 -10. A total of 500 scholarships will be awarded to eligible students with disability for pursuing technical and professional courses at graduation and above level from recognized institutions.
The value of the scholarship will be Rs. 1000 per month for hostellers and Rs. 700 per month for day scholars and Rs. 400 for day scholars pursuing Diploma or Certificate level courses. Course fee upto Rs. 10,000 per year will also be reimbursed under this scholarship.
Financial assistance would be provided to visually and hearing impaired students for computer and editing software and for access software for students with cerebral palsy.
Students are required to apply in prescribed format countersigned by the head of the institution where they are studying. Applications have to be sent to National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (N.H.F.D.C.), Red Cross Bhawan, Sector - 12, Faridabad - 121007 before August 31.
Details containing the eligibility criteria and the prescribed format are available at the Ministry’s website.View details of Scholarship for students with disability (PDF – 151 KB) (PDF file that opens in a new window)