NSP Pre-Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 2021-22

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EligibilityDisabled Students of Class 9 and 10
AwardMaintenance Allowance, Book Grant, and Disability Allowance

About the Program


NSP Pre-Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 2021-22 is an initiative for physically challenged students of Class 9 and 10. The key objective of the scholarship is to support the students with disabilities for their studies and prepare them to earn their livelihood and find a dignified place for themselves in society.

  • NSP Pre-Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 2021-22

    To be eligible, an applicant must - 

    • Be a regular full-time student of Class 9 or 10 in government or recognized school
    • Have more than 40% disability and a valid certificate for the same
    • Have an annual family income of less than INR 2.50 lakh from all the sources
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    The selected scholars will receive the following benefits -

    • Maintenance Allowance for 12 months in an academic year (for hostellers): INR 800 per month
    • Maintenance Allowance for 12 months in an academic year (for day scholars): INR 500 per month
    • Book Grant (for both hostellers and day scholars): INR 1,000 per annum
    • Disability allowance is as follows -
      • Visually impaired: INR 4,000 per annum
      • Hearing-impaired: INR 2,000 per annum
      • Physically disabled: INR 2,000 per annum
      • Intellectual disability: INR 4,000 per annum
      • All other types of disability: INR 2,000 per annum
Important Dates

Scholarship Closing Date: 15th November 2021
Last Date for Defect Verification: 15th December 2021
Last Date for Institute Verification: 15th December 2021

Selection Criteria

The following factors will be taken into consideration for selecting the scholars -

  • Fulfillment of eligibility conditions
  • Number of slots available to the State
  • Recommendation of the State Education Department
  • Academic merit of the candidate in the qualifying examination


Note: In the case of tie-in marks obtained by the students, the selection will be based on the percentage of disability. Furthermore, if a tie still prevails, the age will be taken into consideration and the older candidate will get the preference. 

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Terms and Conditions
  • 50% of the total scholarships are reserved for the female candidates. However, in case of the adequate number of female students are not available, the unutilised slots can be utilised by the suitable male candidates. 
  • Not more than two children with disabilities of the same parents can avail benefits under this scheme. 
  • The final selection of the candidates will be done by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities based on the recommendations of the concerned state government department. 
  • The amount of scholarship will be directly transferred into the bank account of the beneficiary through PFMS. 

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