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Organisation : Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
Scholarship Name : 2017-18 Pre Matric Scholarship For Students With Disabilities
Applicable For : Students With Disabilities
Applicable States/UTs : All Over India
Application Last Date : 30-09-2017
Website :
Apply Online (NSP):
Guidelines :

Pre Matric Scholarship :

The objectives of the schemes are to provide financial assistance to the parents of students with disabilities for studying in the pre-matric level and post-matric level. The financial assistance includes scholarship, book grant, escort/reader allowance, etc.

Related / Similar Scholarship : Disability Affairs 2020-21 Pre-Matric Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria :
(a) A citizen of India
(b) A person with disability having not less than 40% disability and having a disability issued by any competent medical authority.

(c) Not more than two disabled children of the same parents will be entitled to receive benefits of the scheme. Provided in case the second child is a twin, the scholarship under this scheme will be admissible to both the twins.
(d) Scholarship for studying in any class will be available for only one year. If a student has to repeat a class, he/she would not get scholarship for that class for a second (or subsequent) year.
(e) A scholarship holder under this scheme will not hold any other scholarship/stipend.

Annual Parental/Guardian’s Income:
Scholarship will be paid to the students whose parents/ guardians’ income from all sources does not exceed Rs. 2,00,000/- (Rupees two lakh only) per annum in case of Pre-matric scholarship scheme

Value of Scholarships:
The value of Pre-matric scholarship includes the following for complete duration of the course:

Rates of Scholarship and Grant:
** Rate of Scholarship (in Rs. Per month) payable for 10 months in an academic year- 350 (Day Scholars) & 600 (Hostellers)
** Book and adhoc grant (Rs. Per annum)- 750 (Day Scholars) & 1,000 (Hostellers)

a) Monthly Reader Allowance for Blind students -Rs. 160
b) Monthly Transport Allowance, if such students do not reside in the hostel which is within the premises of the Educational Institution. – Rs. 160
c) Monthly Escort Allowance for Severely Disabled (i.e. with 80% or higher disability) Day Scholars/Students With low extremity disability – Rs. 160

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 (

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

c) The institutions in which the candidate is studying shall also register itself in the same website and verify the details provided by the candidates. The nodal officer nominated by the State shall oversee all the applications and process the same the State Government who shall forward the final list in PFMS portal for disbursal of scholarship amount to the beneficiaries.

d) Final selection will be done by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities based on the recommendations of the concerned Department of the State Government considering, inter alia, the no. of slots available to that particular State. The no. of slots available to any State is decided on the basis of percentage of population of PWDs of that State in comparison to the total PWD population of India.

NSP Helpdesk:
Candidates can contact the Help Desk for resolution of the technical problems 0120 – 6619540

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