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National Scholarships for persons with Disabilities (National Fund) 2016-17

National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation
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2500 scholarships to avail


The National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC) scholarship aims to financially support physically/mentally challenged students, hence encouraging them to pursue higher education and become self-dependent in society. Every year NHFDC provides 2500 scholarships for differently abled students for studies in Indian Colleges/Universities. 30% of the total scholarships will be reserved for girl students. Financial assistance in the will be given to pursue graduate and post-graduate level technical and professional courses from govt recognised institutions. Financial assistance includes reimbursement of non-refundable fees, maintenance allowance, books stationery allowance and grant to purchase other assistive devices.


1. You must be a physically challenged student (40% or above) pursuing post-matric/post-secondary technical and professional courses, including Ph.D. & M.Phil.
2. You must be a student of a recognised institution and passed the class VIII examination.
3. The annual income of the beneficiary/parent or guardian of beneficiary should not exceed Rs. 3.00 lakh from all sources. However, preference shall be given to economically weaker students.


Deadline Details

Last date of submitting application for National Scholarships for persons with Disabilities is 30th June 2017.


Scholarship Amount Details
1.For professional Graduate Courses: Maintenance allowance Rs.2500 per month + Books stationery allowance Rs. 6000 per annum
2.For professional Post-Graduate Courses: Maintenance allowance Rs.3000 per month + Books stationery allowance Rs. 10000 per annum
3.For Visually Handicapped:
(i) Brailler / Brailler Typewriter upto Rs.10,000/-
(ii)Laptop or Desktop with Screen reading software upto Rs.40,000/-
(iii)Laptop or Desktop with Screen Magnification software upto Rs.60,000/-
4.For Hearing handicapped:
(i) Binaural digital programmable hearing aid with annual provision of button cells estimated cost upto Rs.Rs 50,000 + Rs 3600 p.a.
(ii)Cell phone with SMS SIM card estimated cost upto Rs.5,000/-
(iii)Laptop or Desktop with WiFi (Blue tooth) facility estimated cost upto Rs.70,000/-
5.For Orthopaedically Handicapped
(i)Laptop or Desktop estimated cost upto Rs.40,000/-


A. You should get your application form signed by the head of your institution & submit it along with following documents:
1. Attested copies of mark sheets of matric exam and above.
2. Valid Income certificate
3. Attested copy of disability certificate.
4. Detailed tution fee receipt. 6. Hostel certificate, if you're a hostellite.
B.You should send the application along with documents to the address mentioned on website.


Corporate Office:
National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation,
PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry,
PHD House, 4/2, Siri Institutional Area,
August Kranti Marg, New Delhi – 110016.
Telephone no. 011 - 45088638, 45803730, 40541355,

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