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For government and non-government scholarships, fellowships, freeships and other educational support for Indian students:
http://www.educationsupport.nic.in

For information on scholarships for the Disabled provided by the state of Manipur visit:
http://www.socialwelfaremanipur.nic.in/Rule_for_disable.htm

For information on scholarships for the Disabled provided by the state of West Bengal visit:

Aga Khan Foundation: International Scholarship Programme

The Aga Khan Foundation provides scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master's level courses but is also willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, when doctoral degrees are necessary for the career objectives of the student. Requests will also be considered for travel and study awards for PhD students doing their research in Third World countries on topics judged to be of interest to the Aga Khan Development Network.

Selection Criteria: The main criteria for selecting award winners are:

 

Ford Foundation International Fellowship Programme

The International Fellowships Program (IFP) is a Ford Foundation-supported program. The program is especially designed to support candidates from social groups that have been marginalized and lack systematic access to higher education, such as women, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, other backward classes, and physically handicapped.

The Programme:

IFP will provide support for up to three years of formal post-graduate study. A maximum of 42 fellowships are available, with a very limited number of slots for PHD studies.

Once selected, Fellows may enroll in universities in any part of the world, including universities in India. IFP will provide university placement assistance.

Delhi Government Initiatives

Scheme for Stipends to Physically Handicapped Students

The Delhi Administration grants stipends to the Physically Handicapped Students under the Physically Handicapped Students Rule, 1976. Under the scheme monetary assistance is provided to the blind, deaf and the orthopaedically handicapped students who are studying in classes I to VIII in Govt. recognised school in Delhi.

The handicapped students who secure up to 55% marks and whose parents/guardians income does not exceed Rs.500/- per month are eligible to be under the scheme. The students securing more than 55% marks and whose guardians/parents income is below Rs.1000/- per month are also eligible for the assistance.

Project Saraswati of Fair & Lovely Foundation

The foundation gives out three types of scholarships to female candidates only:

 

  • Project Saraswati - Post Graduate
  • Project Saraswati – Graduate
  • Project Saraswati - High School


Project Saraswati - Post Graduate:

It gives out scholarships amounting to Rs 1,00,000 per annum, per person to deserving women graduates after a review of the candidate's academic credentials, followed by a personal interview.

Project Saraswati – Graduate

Scholarship of upto Rs 1,00,000 per annum, per person is given out to women who have the aptitude, drive and ambition to carve a place of pride for themselves in society, but do not have the financial strength to realize their dreams.

Project Saraswati - High School

Each girl will get upto Rs 3,000 per year in rural areas

Selection criteria

20 class X High School toppers from each of the five states mentioned below will be granted this scholarship. These 100 deserving candidates will be chosen from the following states:

Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund

The Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund offers scholarships for duration of up to two years to Indian students who want to pursue a doctorate in India.

The Scholarship is give out to:

I. Indian Nationals for Ph.D studies in India
II. Indian nationals for visit to another Asian country for collection of material for their Ph.D studies in India.
III. Nationals of other Asian countries for Ph.D studies in India,

To be eligible for the scholarship you need to be:

 

Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Students with Disabilities

National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) has set up a Scholarship Scheme to enable competent disabled students with limited financial means to receive higher education and become professionally/technically qualified.

Scholarship Amount:

The basic rate of scholarship shall be Rupees 1,200 per month.

Eligibility

The candidate should be an Indian National between 18 and 35 years of age.However, age can be relaxed at the discretion of the awarding authority.

The candidate should be either pursuing or should have gained admission to a full time course in an Indian university established by law or in a recognized equivalent institution.

The income of the candidate or his parents/guardians should not exceed Rupees 5,000 per month.

Applications could be made for any one of the following courses/subjects:

 

National Doctoral Fellowships

Eligibility Criteria:

Age: Below 35 years as on 31st of August of the year of application

Relaxation: 5 years in age limit for SC/ST, physically handicapped and women

Other: The candidate should be in the first year of full-time doctoral programme in one of the host institutions listed in the Annexure.

Fellowship Details:

Number of Fellowships: 50

Duration: 3 years plus an extension upto 1 year

Value: Rs.12000 pm

Contingency Grant: Rs.25000 pa

Scheme of National Scholarship for Persons with Disabilities

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is awarding scholarships under the SCHEME OF NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES for pursuing higher and technical education.

According to the ministry, there are 32 States and Union territories in the country that provide some sort of scholarships/stipend to the students with disabilities. Majority of States provide scholarship for education upto primary/middle level. Very few States provide scholarship to the disabled students for education beyond secondary level. Only Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Daman & Diu provide scholarship for college education. State of Andhra Pradesh provides financial assistance to disabled research scholars.

Scholarships

Information about various scholarship programmes for education and research in India and abroad.

Scheme of National Scholarship for Persons with Disabilities

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is awarding scholarships under this scheme ...
Go to Scheme of National Scholarship for Persons with Disabilities page

National Doctoral Fellowships

This scholarship is given by All India Council For Technical Education
Go to National Doctoral Fellowships page

Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Students with Disabilities

National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) has set up a Scholarship Scheme to enable competent disabled students with limited financial means to receive higher education and become professionally/technically qualified
Go to Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Students with Disabilities page

Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund

The Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund offers scholarships for duration of up to two years to Indian students who want to pursue a doctorate in India
Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund

Project Saraswati of Fair & Lovely Foundation

The foundation gives out three types of scholarships to female candidates
Go to Project Saraswati of Fair & Lovely Foundation page

Delhi Government Initiatives

The Delhi Administration grants stipends to the Physically Handicapped Students under the Physically Handicapped Students Rule, 1976.
Go to Delhi Government Initiatives page

Ford Foundation International Fellowship Programme

The International Fellowships Program (IFP) is a Ford Foundation-supported program.
Go to Ford Foundation International Fellowship Programme page

Aga Khan Foundation: International Scholarship Programme

The Aga Khan Foundation provides scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies.
Go to Aga Khan Foundation: International Scholarship Programme page

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