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Pre Matric Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment Government Of India
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Pre Matric Scholarships for Students with Disabilities aims to provide financial support to students with disabilities studying at pre-matriculation stage, enabling them to complete their education successfully. The scholarship scheme is implemented by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities and the amount of scholarship is deposited directly into the beneficiary's account. 
The Post-Matric Scholarships for students with disability are open to all Indian nationals having less than 40% disability (Certified by competent medical authority of the state or UT who are regular full-time students in class IX or X in a government school or in a schhol recognised by Govt. or Central/State Board of Secondary Education. The scholarship covers tuition fees, maintenance allowance and additional allowance till the completion of the course.


Eligibility criteria for Pre-Matric Scholarship for students with disability:

  • The student must be an Indian national
  • The students must be a regular, full-time student studying in class IX or X in a recognised school, affiliated with CBSE/State Board.
  • The student should have more than 40% disability (certified by competent medical authority of the state Govt. or UT)
  • The annual income of the student's parents/guardian from all sources should not exceed Rs. 2,00,000/-
  • The beneficiary student should not be availing scholarship or financial assistance from any other source. 


Deadline Details

The last date of submitting online application for Pre-MatricScholarship for students with disabilities is 30th September 2017

Scholarship Amount Details

The value of Pre-Matric Scholarship for students with disabilities:

The value of Pre-matric scholarship includes scholarship & other grants and allawnces for the complete duration of the course:

(i)Rates of Scholarship and Grants:

Items Day Scholars Hostellers
Rate of scholarship (in Rs.per month )
payable for 10 months in an academic year
350 600


Allowance Amount (in Rs)
a) Monthly reader allownce for blind students 160
b) Monthly transport allowance, if such students do not reside
in the hostel which is within the premises of the educational institution
c) Monthly escort allowance for severly disabled (i.e.with 80% or higher disability) Day scholar 160
d) Monthly helper allownce admissible to any employee of the hostel willing to extend help to a severely orthopedically disabled students residing in the hostel of an educational institution who may need the assistance of a helper 160
e) Monthly coaching allowance to mentally retarded and mentally ill students 240



Applications for Pre-Matric Scholarship for students with disbaility can be made online through National Scholarship Portal (NSP)

  • Before applying for scholarhip the applicant first need to register himself/herself on NSP
  • Please click on apply link of the site and you will be directed to National Scholarship Portal (NSP)
  • Again click on NewUser/Register tab to register yourself on the site. If you have already registered then just click on login tab to access the online application form
  • Fill in the application form upload the necessary documents and submit the form

Documents to be uploaded at the time of filling form:

ii)Proof of age
iii)Disability certificate
iv)Income certificate of the parent/guardian


Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
5th Floor, Room No. 515 Paryavaran Bhawan,
CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road New Delhi - 110003 (India)
Contact Person : Mr. Lov Verma Phone : 24369055(Off.)
Email :

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