National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC), for and on behalf of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India, invites applications from Students with Disabilities for award of Scholarship Scheme (National Fund)
Under this scheme, 500 National Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students with disabilities for pursuing higher academic/professional or technical qualification.
Applicant has to apply online (www.nhfdc.nic.in) for scholarship before 31.08.2012 and scholarship shall be awarded once in a academic year under this scheme. Applicant has to submit hard copy of the application duly recommended by the head of the institution.
Scholarship of Rs.1000/-p.m. for hostellers and Rs.700/-p.m. for day scholars studying in professional courses at graduation and above level, and Rs.700/-p.m. for hostellers and Rs.400/-p.m. for day scholars pursuing Diploma/Certificate level professional courses. Course fee reimbursed upto ceiling of Rs.10,000/- per year.
Financial assistance can be given for computer with editing software for blind/deaf graduate and post graduate students pursuing professional courses and for support access software for cerebral palsy students.
Monthly income of the beneficiary/parent or guardian should not be more than Rs.15,000/ – (Rs. 1.80 Lakh p.a.) from all sources. Family income includes income of parent/guardian.
Scholarship holder under this scheme will not concurrently hold any other scholarship/stipend. If already any other scholarship/stipend awarded, the student is required to exercise his/her option for choosing the scholarship that he/she proposes to avail and inform awarding authority about the same.
How to apply :- The applicant has to apply online (www.nhfdc.nic.in) before 31.08.2012 and the printed application form along with requisite documents duly countersigned and recommended by the head of the institution, where they are studying, should reach to: National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC), Red Cross Bhawan, Sector-12, Faridabad-121007. 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 enclosures alongwith hard copy of application:
(i) Academic records (attested copy of certificates and Mark sheets – matric & above),
(ii) Family Income Certificate/ Proof of annual income, e.g. Salary Slip, last Income tax Assessment order,
(iii) attested copy of Disability Certificate
(iv) Course fee receipt (if any) with break up of each item duly paid during the academic session
(v) Hostel Certificate or certificate from the house owner in case of accommodation hired by at least by a group of 3 students living together with common mess arrangements.
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, E-mail – [email protected]