The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, has announced the Post-Matric Scholarship for students with disabilities. This scholarship is open to Indian nationals who have a benchmark disability of 40% or more, as defined in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have a valid certificate of disability issued by the competent authority as prescribed under the rules. It is important to note that only two children with disabilities from the same parents can avail the benefits of this scheme. In the case of twins, both twins will be eligible for the scholarship.
The scholarship is available for students studying in Class XI to post-graduate degree/diploma courses. However, it is important to remember that the scholarship is awarded for one year only. If a student has to repeat a class, they will not be eligible for the scholarship for that particular class in the following year.
To apply for the scholarship and to access the detailed guidelines, interested students can visit the official website at scholarships.gov.in. The last date to apply for the scholarship is 31st December 2023.
The Post-Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities is an initiative by the Government of India to support and empower individuals with disabilities in their pursuit of education. It aims to provide financial assistance to deserving students and enable them to achieve their academic goals.
For more information and to download the guidelines, please click link below: https://scholarships.gov.in/public/schemeGuidelines/DEPDGuidelines_1.pdf
Note: The information provided above is based on the official announcement by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India. Applicants are advised to refer to the official guidelines for complete and accurate details.