Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) 2022-23

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EligibilityWards of serving Army personnel studying from Class 9 to Professional/PG courses
AwardUp to INR 10,000 per annum and a merit certificate

About the Program


Last Updated On : 21-11-2022   Posted By : Rincy Kaur

Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) 2022-23 is an initiative of the Army Welfare Education Society (AWES)* to provide financial assistance to wards of serving Army personnel studying from Class 9 to Professional/PG courses students. The selected students will receive up to INR 10,000 per annum and a merit certificate.

*Army Welfare Education Society (AWES) is a regulatory body that manages and ensures proper education facilities for children of Indian Army personnel through Local Military Authorities.

  • Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) 2022-23

    To be eligible, an applicant must - 

    • be below 25 years of age at the time of completion of class/course
    • be a ward of serving Army personnel including Defence Security Corp (DSC) and MNS Officer
    • be studying in Class 9 to Postgraduate level


    Note - Wards of Retired Army Personnel, Territorial Army personnel (TA), battle casualty and deceased Army personnel are not eligible.


    The selected students will receive a scholarship based on the level of education for all categories as under - 

    • Class 9 to 11 - INR 1,500 per annum
    • Class 10 to 12 - INR 3,000 per annum
    • Graduation - INR 5,000 per annum
    • Professional/PG courses - INR 10,000 per annum

    Also, a merit certificate will be given to all eligible received applications.

    • Passport-size photograph
    • Certificate from OC unit
    • Certificate from Head of School/Institute
    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship through the following steps -

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' below and read the details carefully.
    Step 2: Click on the 'Register' button and fill in the required details to 'Register'. (Note - If already registered, log in using Gmail/Mobile number/Email Id.)
    Step 3: Now, click on 'New User Registration' and fill in the required details to 'Register'. (Note - If already registered, log in using valid credentials.)
    Step 4: Fill in the required details, upload the necessary documents and submit.

Important Dates

Application Deadline - 30th November 2022

Selection Criteria

The applications will be shortlisted based on cut-off percentages/grades. A merit list will be drawn for the award of scholarship which will be based on the allotment of funds for the particular year.

Terms and Conditions
  • No offline application will be entertained.
  • All subjects taken by the student in the class will be considered for the calculation of the percentage of marks.
  • The scholarship will not be awarded based on marks obtained in the best four/five subjects. 
  • The amount of the scholarship will be transferred to the applicants based on bank details given in the application form through online transactions.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by November, 2023. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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