Notice: Marga Schulze Merit Scholarshiip Scheme For Higher Education of Girls with Visual Impairement
ALL INDIA CONFEDERATION OF THE BLIND
SECTOR-5, ROHINI, DELHI-110085
PHONE- 011-27054082 FAX- 011-27050915
Sub: MARGA SCHULZE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME FOR HIGHER EDUCATION OF GIRLS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT
The Marga-Schulze Foundation based in Germany is assisting blind girls in Africa and Asia to pursue higher education. Dr. Hans-Eugen Schulze (himself visually impaired), a retired judge of the Federal Court of Germany started this Foundation in 1996 and the assistance is routed through CBM, a leading international organisation based in Germany, committed to the cause of services for persons with disabilities over 100 years. In India, the scheme is implemented by two organisations, the All India Confederation of the Blind (in Delhi for the Northern, Eastern, North-Eastern and Central States and the UDIS Forum in Coimbatore to cover the States of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Diu & Daman, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, and Pondicherry. The scheme provides a merit scholarship of Rs. 12,000/-, Rs. 15,000/- and Rs. 18,000/- for students undergoing graduation, B.Ed. and post-graduation courses respectively.
The general guidelines of the Scheme are as follows:
- The students can contact the All India Confederation of the Blind for any guidance regarding courses to be selected, colleges in the vicinity etc., if needed.
- The students, after getting admission in the colleges of their choices, should write to the All India Confederation of the Blind. The application form can be downloaded from the link http://www.aicb.in/woman_support.html.
- The students who have secured a minimum of 60 % of marks at the plus 2 / junior college will be considered for scholarship under the “graduation” category and the minimum eligibility for scholarship in the case of B.Ed. and post-graduate courses is 55% in the qualifying examinations.
- The filled in application, with the recommendation of the Principal of the College where the student is admitted should be sent to the Administrative Office of the All India Confederation of the Blind latest by 31st August of the academic year. Applications sent without the signature of the Principal of the college concerned will not be considered.
- The students may, if necessary, be called for an interview in a centrally located place for selection to award scholarship. Besides scrutinizing certificates, the reading and writing skills, orientation and mobility and communication skills will also be tested for awarding scholarship, if found necessary.
- The number of scholarships to be given every year will be decided on the basis of available resources.
- Within one month from the date of selection for the scholarship, upto 60% of the scholarship amount will be released in favour of the student through a cheque/ demand draft, forwarded to the Principal of the concerned college. Therefore, the students should open a bank account. In case the student wants the amount to be sent in favour of the institution where studying, and not in her name, a written authorization should be sent to the All India Confederation of the Blind. The remaining 40% will be released during the second half of the academic year after receiving the progress report from the college/university authorities.
- The student should show academic performance at least 60% in the case of under-graduate female VI students and 55% in the cases of female VI students studying at B.Ed/Master’s Degree and more than 80% attendance record every year for the continuation of the scholarship. The progress of the student should be intimated to All India Confederation of the Blind each year, in the prescribed format through the Principal of the concerned college. Scholarship will be discontinued in case the student is not showing the desired academic performance and attendance.
- All India Confederation of the Blind representatives will visit the college from time-to-time to discuss with the authorities concerned to enquire about the progress of the students. Parents will also be contacted regularly.
- The students will be invited from time-to-time, especially during vacation, for skills development programmes such as training in information and communication technology, communication skills, use of assistive devices, etc.
- The students are encouraged to take part in co-curricular activities of the college too. Awards and prizes when won by the student concerned may be informed to the All India Confederation of the Blind for documentation purposes.
The CBM, the Marga Schulze Foundation, the UDIS Forum and All India Confederation of the Blind hope that more and more girls with visual impairment will avail of this scholarship scheme and become future voices of persons with disabilities in general and persons with visual impairment in particular.
For further details, contact:
Secretary General All India Confederation of the Blind,
Rohini Delhi- 110085
Phone: 011-27050915 ( 0r ) 011- 27054082,