Scholarship Scheme for Destitute/Orphan children in Child Care Institutions
The National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) an autonomous body under Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) has recently revised its guidelines which provide scholarship to a child who is orphan or destitute and residing in a Child Care Institution (CCIs) and has done well in his/her school by securing at least 70% marks. The child should not be receiving any assistance on regular basis from any other sources towards his/her education. Scholarship is available till the child completes present course of education for which the scholarship has been sanctioned. However, in case the child has to repeat a class or discontinues the education the scholarship shall cease. The scholarship is provided through National Children’s Fund, a trust created by MWCD and managed by NIPCCD.
Revised guidelines have already been circulated among all CCIs requesting them to send the nominations of eligible children by 15th August, 2016 for initiation of the selection process for award of scholarship.
This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.