Prime Minister's Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles 2023-24

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EligibilityDependent of a martyred CAPF or AR personnel pursuing 1st year degree
AwardA monthly scholarship of INR 2,500 for boys and INR 3,000 for girls

About the Program


Last Updated On : 02-01-2024   Posted By : Rincy Kaur

Prime Minister's Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles 2023-24 is a scholarship program for the dependent widows and wards of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifles (ARs) personnel who have been martyred in the line of duty. The scheme is implemented by the Welfare and Rehabilitation Board, Ministry of Home Affairs. A total of 2,000 new scholarships are equally distributed between boy/girl applicants (1,000 each). The selected boy candidates will receive financial assistance of INR 2,500 per month and girls will receive INR 3,000 per month.

Source: National Scholarship Portal

  • Prime Minister's Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles 2023-24

    To be eligible, an applicant must - 

    • be ward/widow of deceased CAPFs & AR personnel died in harness/election duty/personnel disabled due to causes attributable to Government service/Ex-CAPFs & AR personnel in receipt of Gallantry awards OR
    • be ward/widow of retired and serving CAPFs & AR Personnel (Personnel below Officer Rank) OR
    • be a dependent ward of State Police Personnel who are martyred during Terror/Naxal attacks
    • be pursuing first professional degree programme in the field of Engineering, Medicine, Dental, Veterinary, BBA, BCA, B. Pharma, B.Sc. (Nursing, Agriculture, etc.), MBA and MCA etc. in an institution recognised by the Government Regulatory Bodies such as All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Medical Council of India (MCI), University Grant Commission (UGC)
    • have secured a minimum of 60% marks in Minimum Entry Qualification (MEQ) i.e. Class 12/diploma/graduation or equivalent (For new applicant
    • have passed each subsequent academic year of the professional courses with a minimum of 50% marks (For renewal)


    Note - The candidates who could not submit their application on time for renewal will be given a grace year for the same.


    The scholarship provides financial assistance of INR 3,000 per month for girls and INR 2,500 per month for boys. The scholarship is payable for the entire duration of the course, or up to a maximum of 5 years, whichever is earlier.

    • Service certificate to be issued by the H.O.O in case of serving personnel as per Annexure- Af
    • Admission letter from the college or university
    • Bank account details
    • Applicants are required to upload duly attested scanned copy of the marksheet MEQ i.e. Class 12/diploma/graduation or equivalent is mandatory along with the following certificates which are applicable:
      • PPO/Discharge certificate/book (mandatory for category A to F)
      • Disability certificate (mandatory for category B & D)
      • Death certificate (mandatory for category A & C)
      • Certificate of Gallantry award (mandatory for category E)
    How can you apply?

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

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' link below. 
    Step 2: Click on the 'Register' button and fill in the required registration details. (Note: If already registered, log in using Gmail/Mobile number/Email ID).
    Step 3: Navigate to 'Applicant Corner'and click on 'New Registration' tab.
    Step 4: Read the details carefully, tick the checkbox and click on the 'Continue' button. 
    Step 5: Enter mobile number, captcha code, and OTP, then submit.  
    Step 6: Fill in the required details and click on 'Save & Register' to complete the registration process. 
    Step 7: Now click on the 'Fresh Application' tab and log in using the application ID and password.
    Step 8: Fill in the required details, upload the necessary documents and submit the application.

    Note - All the applicants are advised to fill the form correctly, no changes can be made once submitted. The applicants are also advised to fill in only one application as multiple applications will cancel the form.

Important Dates

Scholarship Deadline: 5th January 2024

Selection Criteria

The selection of the candidates will be based on the percentage of marks obtained in Minimum Entry Qualification (MEQ).

Note - MEQ for entry to various professional courses differs.

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Terms and Conditions
  • The students need to pass the professional course with at least 50% marks to ensure the renewal of the scholarship for subsequent years.
  • The scholarship is tenable for up to 5 years depending upon the duration of the course pursued by the applicant. 
  • The selected students will also receive a personal letter from the Honourable Prime Minister. 
  • The students admitted in the second year of professional/technical bachelor's degree courses through lateral entry can also apply for the scholarship.
  • The selected scholars will receive the scholarship amount directly into their bank accounts through the PFMS (Public Finance Management System) under the DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer) programme. 
  • Following applicants are not eligible under PMSS -
    • Applicants pursuing professional courses through correspondence/distance learning.
    • Applicants availing the benefit of other scholarship schemes/getting stipend and financial assistance.
    • Applicants who have already availed scholarships under PMSS.
    • Applicants pursuing courses such as Diploma courses, do not lead to the award of a degree or pursuing master's degree programme except MBA, MCA subject to first professional course.
    • Applicants studying Abroad.
  • Change of course/college by the selected student and getting fresh admission in the subsequent academic year will lead to rejection of the scholarship.

Note - For more information, kindly refer to the 'Scholarship Guidelines' document.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by October, 2024. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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