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Trust Fund Scholarship For Differently-Abled Students 2016-17

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open30-Jun-2017
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AwardMaintenance and Books/Stationery allowance
EligibilityDifferently-abled/ Physically challenged candidates to pursue graduation/post graduation in technical/professional courses
RegionAll India
Scholarship provider contact details

PHD Chamber,
4/2, Siri Institutional Area,
August Kranti Marg,
New Delhi-110016,
Phone: 01145803730

What is Trust Fund Scholarship For Differently-Abled Students 2016-17?

National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation invites applications for the Trust Fund Scholarship for the year 2016-17 by providing financial assistance to the differently-abled students to enable them pursue professional or technical courses from recognized institutes and get employed/self-employed. In total, 2500 scholarships will be given to those applicants who have taken admission either for graduation or postgraduation (Technical course) in any recognized college.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  • Only for differently-abled students
  • Must be admitted in any technical courses at graduate or post graduate level
  • Students who get admission in college on basis of competitive examination
  • Should not be getting scholarship from any other source
  • Annual income of the family must not exceed Rs 3 lakhs from all source
  • Scholarship will be canceled if student changes his/her course
  • The scholarship will not be paid in the internship period of MBBS

How can you apply ?

The application can be done online with following steps:

Step 1: Click on the link.

Step 2: Scroll down to click on Click to Register.

Step 3: You will land up to this page.

Step 4: Read all the points before applying.

Step 5: Scroll down to click on Continue to Register/Apply for Trust fund.

Step 6: If you are a first time user click on New Scholarship Application and if you are aleady registered click on Renewal Scholarship Application if any changes are required.

Step 7: Fill up all the credentials and submit.



Q(1). Who are eligible to apply for Scholarship Schemes (Trust Fund)?

A. Differently-abled students pursuing graduate and/or post graduate level technical and professional courses from a recognized institution for these scholarships.

Q(2). What is the last date for submitting applications online?

A. Differently-abled students may apply any time during an Academic Year (01 July to 30 June.)

Q(3). How can I apply online for scholarship?

A. In order to apply online, please visit the website through URL

Q(4). How to submit the online application? Should I need the user id and password to apply for scholarship? 

A. Applying procedures for Scholarship Schemes for both Fresh and Renewal are given below:


  • Login yourself from the tab “Student Login”, on the home page of NHFDC Portal.
  • Fill up the application as per the instructions given by the system then click on save button.
  • After saving, student will get a “Temporary ID”.
  • The system will instruct the applicant to submit his/her Temporary ID and date of birth to fill subsequent details.
  • Once registration is complete on click of submit button, a Permanent Registration ID is generated which can be used for Renewal and tracking the status of application


  • Renewal Students have to apply with their Bank Account No and Date of Birth which they registered previously (last year).
  • Student can also use Forgot Registration ID to retrieve their ID.

 Q(5). Can I edit the information already saved and up-to what time?

A. All the information can be edited till the closure of application form. After final submission, your application will be forwarded to the next level and application hereby cannot be edited.

Q(6). How should I open my saved application for editing?

A. Use Registration ID for editing the application. 'Forgot ID' can be used to retrieve Registration ID.

Q(7). Which fields in the application form are mandatory?

A. Fields provided with red asterisk (*) mark are mandatory fields.

Q(8). What happens, if I detect mistakes after forwarding the applications to the next level?

A. You should separately inform the mistakes detected by you to the Institute/District/Region/State. The software provides facility at the level of the Institute & State to edit & correct limited information.

Q(9). Which fields Institute/State can edit?

A. Except some basic parameters like religion, name of institution, parental annual income & bank details, the Institute/State can edit other fields. However, corrections made by the Institute/State, if any, would be conveyed instantly to the student through SMS/email.

 Q(10). Do I have to fill up the online application in one sitting?

A. No. You can fill up the online application in as many sittings as you wish, until you are satisfied that you have entered all desirable fields correctly. The software provides facility to save your application at every stage.

Q(11). Is there any permanent ID?

A. Yes. An Application ID (Permanent ID) will be provided to the candidate once his/her Registration is done. Students should memorize their Application ID as it will be required while applying for Fresh/renewal scholarship.

Q(12). Can I apply as a Fresh candidate if I am a Renewal candidate?

A. No, you cannot apply as a fresh candidate if you are a Renewal candidate. Your application will be rejected in that case.

Q(13). What should I do, if I do not find my institute name in the drop-down menu?

A. You may fill details about your institute in others field.

Q(14). How do I know the name and address of Nodal Officer/ State Department of my State?

A. The name and contact details of the Nodal Officer/State Department of all States/UTs are available in “Services->Know your State Nodal Officer” option.

Q(15). How to check the status of my application?

A. Student can check the status of Online Application by submitting his/her Permanent id.

 Q(16). How and when will I know whether my application is selected or rejected?

A. Result of scholarships are published on NHFDC portal quarterly. Status of application can also be checked signing-up with Registration ID.

Q(17). Is assistive device provided under Scholarship Scheme?

A. Assistive device provided to student once in a lifetime as per the guidelines of the scheme.

Terms and Conditions

For professional graduate course:

  • Maintenance allowance- Rs 2500 per month
  • Books/ Stationery allowance- Rs 6000 per annum

For professional post-graduate course:

  • Maintenance allowance- Rs 3000 per month
  • Books/ Stationery allowance- Rs 10000 per annum

Maintenance Allowance will be paid for a period of 10 months for one academic year.

  1. For Visually Handicapped (For Blind)
    • Brailler/Brailler typewriter of Rs 10,000 approx.
    • Laptop or Desktop with screen reading software of Rs 40,000 approx
    • Laptop or desktop with screen magnification software of RS 60,000 approx (for lower vision)
  2. For Hearing Handicapped
    • Binaural digital programmable heaaring aid with annual provision of button cells for Rs 53600 approx
    • Cell phone with SMS SIM card for Rs 5,000
    • Laptop or desktop with WiFi facility for Rs 70,000
  3. For Orthopaedically Handicapped
    • Laptop or desktop for Rs 40,000


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