Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme 2018-19

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EligibilityClass 12 passed/Diploma/Graduation students
AwardUp to INR 2250 per month

About the Program


The Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme 2018-19 offered by the Kendriya Sainik Board Secretariat, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence, Government of India is for the dependent wards of ex-servicemen/ex-coast guard personnel and their widows. This scholarship scheme aims to promote higher technical and professional education.

  • Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme 2018-19
    • Dependent wards of ex-servicemen/ex-coast guard personnel and their widows (below officer rank only).
    • First-year students (except integrated course and lateral entry) having taken admission in a technical or professional course.
    • Students who have scored a minimum of 60% marks in the qualifying examination.
    • Students who are studying in India.
    • A total of 5500 scholarships will be provided to the wards/widows of ex-servicemen which will be divided equally among the boys and girls.
    • The scholarships will be for a duration of 1 to 5 years.
    • The scholarship amount will be INR 2000 per month for boys and INR 2250 per month for girls which will be paid annually.

    The following documents are required to be submitted to complete the application process in pdf/jpeg/jpg format only -

    • Certificate of Ex-Servicemen/Ex-Coast Guard Personnel duly signed by ZSB/CG HQ (Annexure 1).
    • Duly signed bonafide certificate by the Vice Chancellor/Dean/Principal/Vice Principal/Registrar/Associate Dean/Deputy Registrar/Director/Deputy Director (Annexure 2).
    • Certificate issued by Bank Manager stating the seeding of Aadhar Card with student's Bank account (Annexure 3).
    • Class 10 marks sheet as a proof of date of birth. 
    • Complete marks sheets of Class 12/Graduation (3 years)/Diploma (6 semesters) (whichever is applicable) as Minimum Educational Qualification certificate. 
    • The first page of student's bank passbook or cancelled cheque of student's bank account. 
    • Category certificate (if applicable). 
    • Aadhar card. 
    • Self-certificate/affidavit of ESM (in case the ward born after the retirement of ESM).
    How can you apply?

    The applicants need to go through the following steps:

    • Visit the official KSB website and register. Here is the link.
    • Fill in all the required details and upload photograph in jpeg/jpg/png format.
    • An automatically generated link will be sent to the registered Email.
    • Log in using the credentials used during registration.
    • Click on 'PMSS' tab and then select 'New Application'.
    • Read instructions and then click on 'Apply Online'.
    • Fill in remaining details and upload the scanned copy of all the necessary documents.
    • Submit the application.
Terms and Conditions
  • The scholarship amount will be awarded annually to the selected applicants.
  • The wards of civilians and Para-Military personnel are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • No hard copy or paper application will be entertained as the mode of application is online only.
  • This scholarship is only for first-year students, so second-year students are not eligible to apply.
  • This scholarship scheme is not open for students who are studying overseas.
  • A student who has already availed this scholarship in the past cannot apply again.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by March, 2021. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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