NSP Pre-Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 2022-23

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

About the Program


Last Updated On : 10-11-2022   Posted By : Rincy Kaur

NSP Pre-Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 2022-23 is an initiative for physically challenged students of Class 9 or 10. The scholarship is being offered by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disability, Government of India. The key objective of the scholarship is to support students with disabilities for their studies and prepare them to earn their livelihood and find a dignified place for themselves in society. The selected candidates will receive maintenance allowance, book grant and disability allowance.

  • NSP Pre-Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 2022-23

    To be eligible, an applicant must - 

    • be a regular full-time student of Class 9 or 10 of a school recognized by Government or Central/State Board of Secondary Education
    • 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

    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 will be given as follow -
      • 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
    • Photo of the applicant
    • Certificate of previous academic mark sheet
    • Fee receipt of current course year
    • Age proof certificate
    • Income certificate of the family
    • Bank account details
    • Disability certificate
    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship through the following steps -

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' link below. 
    Step 2: Navigate to 'Applicant Corner'and click on 'New Registration'.
    Step 3: Now click on 'Click here for other Scholarship Schemes hosted on NSP for AY 2022-23'.
    Step 4: Read the guidelines carefully, select the undertaking, and 'Continue'
    Step 5: Select the state of domicile, scholarship category (Pre Matric), scheme type (scholarship scheme), gender, and write the applicant's name, date of birth, mobile number, email Id.
    Step 6: Provide the bank details (Bank name, IFSC Code, Account Number)
    Step 7: Select Aadhaar or Bank Account Number as identification detail and click on the 'Register' button.
    Step 8: The mobile number will be verified and an OTP will be generated.
    Step 9: Now, log in using OTP and fill the application form.
    Step 10: After successful submission of the application form, an application ID and password will be generated which can be used for future references.

    Note - All the applicants are advised to fill the form correctly, no changes can be made once submitted. The applicants are also advised to fill in only one application as multiple applications will cancel the form.

Important Dates

Scholarship Closing Date: 15th November 2022
Last Date for Defect Verification: 30th November 2022
Last Date for Institute Verification: 30th November 2022

Selection Criteria

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

  • Fulfilment 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 female candidates. However, in case of an adequate number of female students are not available, the unutilised slots can be utilised by suitable male candidates. 
  • No 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. 
  • The scholarship will not be awarded for training courses like Aircraft Engineer's Courses and Private Pilot Licence courses at Training - Ship Dufferin (Now Rajendra) courses at the Military College, Dehradun and courses at pre-examination training centres at all India and State levels.

Note - For detailed information, kindly refer to the 'Scholarship Guidelines' document.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by July, 2023. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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