The Social Welfare Department has asked colleges to ensure that verification of applications filed online for scholarships for 2010-11 is completed at the earliest and the original booklets submitted for sanction of the scholarships.

The verification officers will visit colleges to complete verification process by January 18 and the college managements can expect reimbursement of tuition fees for 2010-11 from January 20.

Nearly 100 to 150 verification officers have been appointed in each district for undertaking verification of scholarship applications.