Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) 2023-24 – Apply Now!

Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) 2023-24 is the initiative of the Army Welfare Education Society (AWES). Its primary objective is to offer financial support to the wards of serving Army personnel below 25 years of age who are pursuing their studies in Class 9 to Postgraduation level courses in recognized schools/institutions across the country.

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Selected students will be granted an annual sum of up to ₹10,000, in addition to a merit certificate in recognition of their academic achievements.

This scholarship serves as a one-time incentive bestowed in accordance with the cut-off percentage of marks or grades under the ESSA programme. It is provided upon successful completion of education from Class 9 to postgraduate levels.

Detailed information on the ESSA policy guidelines is available on the official website of the AWES.

The last date for the submission of applications from the parents or guardians of applicants under the Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) is November 30, 2023.

This article explores the Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) 2023-24, including its eligibility criteria, benefits, application process, and more.

Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) 2023-24 – Overview

Particulars Details
Name of the Scholarship  Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) 2023-24
Scholarship Provider Army Welfare Education Society (AWES)
Designated Portal awesindia.com
Benefits Financial Assistance Up To ₹10,000 Per Year
Applicability Wards of Serving Army Personnel
Eligible Recipient Group Class 9 to PG Level Students
Mode of Transfer of Benefit Online
Scholarship Tenure One Time Scholarship
Last Date of Application November 30, 2023

Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) – Eligibility Criteria

  • Wards of all serving Army Personnel and Military Nursing Services (MNS) officers are eligible to apply. The applicant/ward should be under 25 years of age at the time of completion of class/course from Class 9 to postgraduate level of education.
  • Wards of retired Army personnel, Territorial Army personnel (TA), and deceased Army personnel are not eligible.

NOTE:- Scholarships will be granted on the basis of the examination results achieved between October 1 of the immediate preceding year and September 30 of the current year. Applications from previous academic years will not be eligible for consideration in the process of scholarship award.

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Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) – Awards

The scholarship amount varies, ranging from ₹1500 to ₹10,000 per year, contingent upon the education attainment level.

Class Scholarship Per Annum (₹)
Class 9 and Class 11 1,500
Class 10 and Class 12 3,000
Graduation 5,000
Postgraduation 10,000

Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) 2023-24 – Method of Selection

The application cut-off percentage for various classes and categories are as follows:

Level Class Cut-off Percentage
Officers Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) Other Ranks
Schools Class 9 to 12 90 85 85
 

 

Graduation

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Medicine 65 65 60
Graduation 80 80 75
Other Courses 75 75 60
 

 

Postgraduation

 

Medicine 70 70 60
Engineering 80 80 75
Other Courses 75 75 70
  • Upon receiving the applications, scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of specified cut-off percentage, and a merit list will be compiled considering the availability of funds.
  • Applicants must ensure that their CGPA/OCGA is accurately converted into a percentage format.
    • It is essential to have this conversion officially authenticated by the relevant school, college, or university authorities.
    • The conversion process may differ among various educational institutions.

Also Read: Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for the Wards of RPF/RPSF

Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) 2023-24 – Important Documents

Applicants are required to upload the following documents in the form of  clear and legible scanned copy:

  • Certificate from the Commanding Officers (COs) or Officer Commanding the Unit
  • Appendix ‘B’ form, duly signed by the Principal or Head of Department (HOD)
  • Marksheet for the relevant year
  • Photographs of the student
  • Student’s signature
  • Cancelled Cheque of the parent or student

Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) – General Instructions

  • Applicants must ensure that the information submitted in the online application, including the candidate’s name, school, category, date of birth, and percentage of marks is in alignment with the details mentioned in the supporting documents. No changes or modifications will be allowed after the submission of the online application form and therefore candidates are advised to fill in the details carefully.
  • The percentage of marks will be calculated on the basis of all subjects opted by the student in the class. Scholarship will not be awarded on the basis of best four or five subjects.
  • Applicants should upload photocopies of the mark sheets obtained from the schools including mark sheets of both semesters of the years passed at college. Results of supplementary or six-month exams results will not be considered for the application.
  • Applicants should ensure that email address and mobile numbers provided in the application form remain active until the scholarship is disbursed i.e. March 31, 2024.
  • The name of the bank, account holder, account number, and IFSC code should match the applicant’s or the applicant’s parents. It must be in alignment with the information given on the uploaded cancelled cheque failing which the application will be rejected.
  • Each candidate should submit only one application. Multiple applications by the same applicant, will lead to rejection.
Important Information

A fake website named ‘awesscholarship.in’ purporting to offer the ‘Education Scholarship Scheme of Army Personal’ has been identified. It is essential to emphasise that AWES has not authorised or hosted any website for scholarships of this nature.

  • The students are advised to remain vigilant and refrain from responding to the aforementioned fake website or interacting with individuals who falsely claim to represent HQ AWES. They are urged to exercise caution and avoid communication with anyone impersonating HQ AWES.
  • HQ AWES explicitly states that it does not request or require any OTP (One-Time Password) for scholarship-related purposes. Individuals are encouraged to stay vigilant and safeguard their personal data against fraudulent activities.

Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) 2023-24 – Contact Details

Particulars Details
Website  www.awesindia.com
E-mail Id essa.aweshq@awesindia.edu.in
Contact Number +91 11 26151564, +91 11 26152642 (Ext.- 29)

How to Apply under the Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) 2023-24?

1. Candidates must visit the following link: https://scholarship.awesindia.com/.

2. They should click on the ‘New User Registration’ button.

How to Apply under the Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) 2023-24

3. Fill in the necessary details and complete the process of sign up.

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4. After signing up, the candidates should check their email ID and mobile number for login details.

5. They can proceed thereafter by clicking on the ‘Existing User Login’ button.

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6. The applicants must log in using their login credentials.

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7. Applicants should fill in the required details and upload the required documents after logging in.

8. Applicants should save and submit the application form for future reference.

Note:- In order to apply under the Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) through the Buddy4study Portal, please click here.

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Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) 2023-24 – FAQs

Who can apply under the Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) 2023-24?

Children of serving Army personnel and Military Nursing Service (MNS) Officers are eligible to apply. The applicant/ward should be under 25 years of age at the time of completion of class/course from Class 9 to postgraduate level of education.

What are the selection criteria for awarding the scholarship under the Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) 2023-24?

Scholarships are granted on the basis of cut-off percentage of marks or grades. These cut-off percentages for various classes and categories are determined by specific criteria, taking into account the availability of funds.

What is the timeline to submit applications meant for the Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) 2023-24?

Scholarships will be granted on the basis of examination results released between October 1 of the preceding year and September 30 of the current year. Applications from previous academic years will not be eligible for consideration in the scholarship award process.

What is the range of scholarship amounts provided under the ESSA programme?

The scholarship amount varies based on the educational attainment level, ranging from ₹1,500 to ₹10,000 per year.

What are the key documents required to apply under the ESSA scholarship programme?

Applicants must provide the following documents:

  • Certificates from Commanding Officers
  • Appendix ‘B’ form signed by the school authorities
  • Marksheets
  • Photographs
  • Cancelled Cheques

How should applicants convert their CGPA/OCGA into  percentage?

Applicants are required to convert their CGPA/OCGA into  percentage and have this conversion authenticated by their respective school, college, or university authorities.

Can students reapply under the ESSA scholarship programme for the same class?

No, scholarships are granted for each class only once, and students are not eligible to apply for the same class in consecutive years.

What is the deadline for the submission of applications for the Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) 2023-24?

The last date for the submission of applications for ESSA is November 30, 2023.

How can applicants safeguard their personal data and mitigate the risk of fraudulent activities?

Applicants should exercise caution and refrain from responding to fake websites or individuals falsely claiming to represent HQ AWES. HQ AWES does not request OTP (One-Time Password) for scholarship-related purposes, and individuals are urged to safeguard their personal data.

How can applicants contact ESSA for assistance regarding the Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) 2023-24?

Applicants can visit the official website at www.awesindia.com or contact ESSA via email at essa.aweshq@awesindia.edu.in or call at +91 11 26151564 or +91 11 26152642 (Extension-29) for assistance and inquiries.

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