Jul 9, 2013

Educational Assistance to Children of Women Headed Families


Scheme TypeState Government
Funding Pattern State Government
DescriptionThe number of women headed families in Kerala is very high. Majority of these families are living in deplorable conditions. The scheme proposes to     extend a helping hand to these families by way of providing financial assistance to the education of children. This is a one-time assistance.
BeneficiariesChildren of Women Headed Families
BenefitsAssistance of Rs. 250/- from SSLC to Plus two and Rs. 500/- for Degree and above
Eligibility Criteria
1) BPL Family - (HIV/AIDS affected persons, socially discriminated persons, war widows etc are eligible irrespective of their BPL status)
2) Only two children of a family are eligible
3) The child who avail any other scholarship is not eligible for the assistance. A certificate to this has to be obtained from the head of educational institution where the child studies

How to Avail
The applications are collected by Child Development Project Officers through Anganwadi Workers and will be forwarded to the District Social Justice Offices

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