Shishu Sarothi announces scholarship for students with disabilities

Dimapur, August 11 (MExN): Shishu Sarothi (Center for Rehabilitation and Training for Multiple Disability), a rights-based, non-profit organization based in Guwahati, has announced the Bharti Infratel Scholarship Program (BISP) 2020-21 for students with disabilities.

State partner organization for BISP in Nagaland, Prodigals’ Home, Dimapur, informed in a press release that the program is available for students from northeast India who wish to pursue or are pursuing higher education in academic and professional courses at levels ranging from Higher Secondary to Post Graduation.

The scholarship is also offered for students with disabilities from other states in India studying in colleges/educational institutions/universities in northeast India and provides financial support for the scholars to cover educational expenses/fees paid till the completion of their courses, it said.

Additionally, some deserving students will be provided support for specific requirements of study materials, assistive equipment and devices, conveyance allowance and hostel fees to facilitate and motivate them to complete the course of study.

A total of 120 students will be selected in 2020-21 and supported till the completion of their course. Shishu Sarothi has partnered with local organizations across the 8 northeastern states for dissemination, application support to candidates and monitoring and mentoring of selected students locally, it said.

According to the release, the BISP is a CSR initiative of Bharti Infratel Ltd., which was launched in 2016 with the objective of promoting inclusion in the education and professional mainstream.

Online and offline applications for the 2020-21 session will commence from August 10 and end on September 10. All details about the scholarship are available For any queries, students can also call the helpline: +91 70862 68549 between 10:00 am-5:00 pm on working days.