Types of scholarships provided to Nepalese students by government of Nepal


2014-04-05 - 2014-04-05



This list was prepared based on the review of program implementation manual and related literature, and discussion with Department of Education personnel, different types of scholarship programs provided by the Government and other organizations (I/NGOs) to the school children are identified.

The scholarships provided in the present context with their types/forms, scholarship amount, eligibility criteria and distribution process are given as below:
 

Types of scholarships provided by Nepal government

 

Forms of

scholarship

Scholarship amount

Eligibility Criteria

Distribution process/

Remarks

Booster

scholarship

A student gets 500/- for the first  year of his/her schooling

first son or daughter of those parents who were excluded from primary education

Not found in the

observed schools

at

present

Dalit

scholarship

Rs. 350 per student per annum but Rs. 250 is given to the

student and Rs. 100 taken by the school to improve the learning

environment of the same students

All of the primary age level boys and girls from Dalit communities.

Districts will make allocation to schools' account as per the

decisions of District Incentive Management Committee (DIMC)

Allocation is

made as per

the Flash

Report and

schools distribute as

per the

decisions of

SMC.

Variation is found in

distribution

Disabled

scholarship

Rs. 10000, 5000, 3000 and 500

as per the category of disabilities

for 10 months

Disable students studying in community schools (based on the available

quotas) Different categories (A, B, C, D) of disabilities as per the policy. ♣

Only

for

selected

students (quota basis)

50% girls

scholarship

except in

Karnali zone

Rs. 350 per student per annum

but Rs. 250 is given to each girl

student and Rs. 100 given to

school to improve the learning

environment of girls

50% of girl students of 6-10 years of age studying at primary level

District will make allocation to schools in the first trimester of

fiscal year and school will distribute as per their convenient time

Allocation is

made as per

the Flash

Report and

schools

distribute as

per the

decisions of

SMC

Karnali zone

girls'

scholarship

Rs. 100 per girl per month at primary level,

• Rs. 150 per girl per month at secondary level

All primary and secondary girls studying in community schools for a period of 10 months in Karnali

zone

Allocation is made as

per the Flash Report

and schools distribute as

per the decisions of

SMC

Not found in the

observed schools

in

Karnali zone at present

Lower

Secondary/Se

condary full

scholarship

Rs. 1700 per head per annum but Rs. 1000 is given to student and

Rs. 700 is donated to school to create

sound learning environment for the student.

Girls, ethnic minorities, backward castes, students without having any other scholarship but they should

be studied at lower secondary and secondary levels.

Not found in the

observed schools

at

present

Freeship

scholarship

Rs. 700 per student per year

Girls, ethnic minorities, backward castes, students without having any

other scholarship but they should be studying at class 6 and 7.

Not found in

observed schools

present

the

at

Feeder hostel

scholarship

Rs. 1200 per head per month

living in remote districts and Rs.

1000 per head per month living

in other than remote districts.

Girls, children from remote area, backward children who are far from school.

Found in Jumla among

the sampled districts

Scholarship

for martyr’s

children

Rs. 1000 per student per month in pre-primary and primary, Rs.

1500 in lower secondary and secondary and Rs. 2000 in

higher secondary and higher education as declared by

government of Nepal

Children (son and daughter) of Martyr's declared from the government of Nepal

Collection

of

application from public

announcement from

eligible students and

districts

provide

scholarships to them

Scholarship

for oppressed

and dalits

Rs. 500 per head per year

Boys and girls from oppressed and dalit communities studying in class 6-10.

Not found in

observed schools

present

 

♣ Category of disability:

Category

A- disabled students able to move themselves with the help of equipments and another person and have to be resident outside the home

B- disabled students able to move themselves with the help of equipments and another person

C- disabled students able to move themselves with the help of equipments

D- disabled students able to move themselves

 

From the review of the existing scholarship program in Nepal, it is found that scholarship is so far targeted to the children based on caste, gender, disability, marginality and martyr's status. In addition, poverty and geographical areas have also been targeted as the factors for providing scholarship to the children.

This information was taken from the “ Study on Scholarship Management and its Effectiveness in terms of Enrolment and Retention” which was submitted by Centre for Educational Research and Social Development (CERSOD) Kuleswar, Kathmandu.