NSP Pre-Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 2020-21

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EligibilityDisabled students of Class 9 and 10
AwardMaintenance allowance, book grant, disability allowance

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About the Program


The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Government of India invites applications for NSP Pre-Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 2020-21 from 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 2020-21

    To be eligible, an applicant must: 

    • Be a regular full-time student of Class 9 or 10 in government or recognised school
    • Have more than 40% disability and a valid certificate for the same
    • Belong to the family where the annual income is not more 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 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 announcement date: 16th August 2020
Scholarship closing date: 31st December 2020
Last date for defect verification: 15th January 2021
Last date for Institute verification: 15th January 2021

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 case of a 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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