The National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC) has, on behalf of Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, invited applications from students with disabilities to give them scholarships. Stating this here today, an official spokesman said that under the scholarship scheme that is Trust Fund, as many as 1000 scholarships would be awarded to eligible students with disabilities for degree and post graduate level professional and technical courses from recognised institutions in India.
He said that 30 per cent of the scholarships would be reserved for girls. However, in case of non-availability of female candidates, these would be transferable to male students. He said that applicants could apply at any time in an academic year for scholarship under this scheme. Scholarships would be awarded on quarterly basis for the applications received in preceding quarter.

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