Organization : Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
Scholarship Name : Post Matric Scholarship 2016-17 For Students with Disabilities
Applicable For : Disability Student studying in class XI to Master’s Degree or Diploma Level.
Applicable States/UTs : All Over India
Application Last Date : 31st August, 2016
Website : http://disabilityaffairs.gov.in/content/page/pre-matric-and-post-matricsscholarship-for-students-with-disabilities.php
Apply Online : http://www.scholarships.gov.in/
Scholarship Schedule 2016-17 : https://www.scholarships.net.in/uploads/10150-SwDs.pdf
Guidelines : https://www.scholarships.net.in/uploads/10150-scholarlship.pdf
Post Matric Scholarship:
The last date for submission of applications from eligible students with disabilities for Post-matric Scholarship on National e-Scholarship Portal (NeSP) for the year 2016-17 is 31st August, 2016.
NSP Post-Matric Scholarship For Students With Disabilities 2018-19 : www.scholarships.net.in/25453.html
Financial Assistance under National Fund For Persons with Disabilities : www.scholarships.net.in/27479.html
(i) These scholarships will be given for the study of all recognized post-matriculation or post-secondary courses pursued in recognized institutions with the following exceptions
Scholarships are not awarded for training courses like Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Courses and Private Pilot license Courses. Courses at Training – Ship Dufferin (Now Rajendra), courses of training at the Military College, Dehradun, courses at Pre-examination Training Centres of all India and State levels.”
(ii) Only those candidates who have passed the Matriculation or Higher Secondary or any higher examination of a recognized University or Board of Secondary Education will be eligible.
(iii) Courses at the level of post-graduate degree/diploma/ certificate are also covered under this scheme
(iv) Candidates who after passing one stage of education are studying in the same stage of education in different subject e.g. B.Com. after B.A. in other subject will not be eligible. However, students pursuing L.L.B/B.Ed/B.El.Ed. after passing B.A./B.Sc./B.E. etc. are eligible for Post-Matric Scholarship under this scheme.
(v) Students who are pursuing two different courses of study simultaneously can avail the scholarship for any one course only provided pursuance of such courses are permissible under the rules/regulations of the Educational Authority concerned
(vi) Students studying in Class XI of the Higher Secondary School courses of the XII Class of the Multipurpose High School will not be eligible for it being a continuous school course. However, in cases where Xth class examination of such courses is treated as equivalent to Matriculation and students who after passing Xth class join other courses, such students will be treated as postmatric students and will be eligible for the award of scholarships.
(vii) Students who after failing or passing the under graduate examinations in Arts/Science/Commerce join any recognized professional or Technical certificate/diploma/degree courses will be awarded scholarships if otherwise eligible. No subsequent failure will be condoned except courses in Group-I.
(viii) Students who pursue their studies through correspondence courses are also eligible. The term correspondence includes distant and continuing education.
(ix) Employed students whose income combined with the income of their parents/guardians does not exceed the maximum prescribed income ceiling are made eligible to post-matric scholarships to the extent of reimbursement of all compulsorily payable non-refundable fees.
Annual Parental/Guardian’s Income:
Scholarship will be paid to the students whose parents/ guardians’ income from all sources does not exceed Rs.2,50,000/- (Rupees two lakh fifty thousand only) per annum in case of Post-matric scholarship scheme.
Value of Post-Matric Scholarship:
The value of Post-matric scholarship includes the following for complete duration of the course:-
(i) Maintenance allowance,
(ii) Additional allowance for students with disabilities, for the complete duration of the course, and
(iii) Reimbursement of compulsory non-refundable fees,
(iv) Study tour charges,
(v) Typing/printing charges for preparing Reports/projects,
(vi) Book allowance for students pursuing correspondence courses,
(vii) Book bank facility for specified courses
Procedure of Application & Selection:
a) The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities will announce the details of the scheme and invite applications by issuing an advertisement in the leading newspapers and through the websites and other media outfits. Applications will be called for through National e-Scholarship Portal (www.scholarships.gov.in).
b) The applicants should submit their application through the online system within the last date prescribed for receipt of applications. All requisite documents like photograph, proof of age, disability certificate, income certificate of the parent, etc. duly filled in the prescribed format will be required to be uploaded in the on-line system.