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Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA)

An Education Scholarship Scheme to promote education was introduced in 1978 and covers Serving Army Personnel wards below 25 years of age studying in recognized school/institutions across the country vide AO 16/2016/AG (under revision). ESSA scholarship, a motivating factor for wards of Serving Army Personnel is increasingly being disbursed every year at all the three segments ie School, Graduation and Post Graduation level.


This scholarship is one time scholarship awarded as per cut off percentage of marks/grade under the Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) on completion of class IX to PG level of education. The cut off percentages of marks/grade for award of scholarships to various classes and categories have been revised. Based on these cut offs, applications will be received and a merit list will be drawn for award of scholarship based on allotment of funds. However, merit certificate will be awarded to all the received applications. Policy on ESSA is also available on our website www.awesindia.com. The amount of scholarship varies from Rs 1500/- to Rs 10000/- per year, depending upon the level of education. As per AO 16/2016/AG (under revision) last date of receipt of applications from the parents/guardians for ESSA is 30 Nov.

Eligibility

Wards of serving Army personnel including Defence Security Corps (DSC) and MNS Officers who have not attained 25 years of age at the time of completion of class/course from class IX to PG level of education.

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

Method of Selection and Award of Scholarship

All subjects taken by the student in the class will be considered for calculation of percentage of marks. Scholarship will not be awarded on marks obtained in best four/five subjects. 

Award of Scholarship

The scholarship, based on the level of education for all categories are as under :

Class IX and XI Rs 1500/- per annum.
Class X and XII Rs 3000/- per annum.
Graduation Rs 5000/- per annum
Professional/PG courses Rs 10000/- per annum.


Timelines

The applications should pertain to the declared results of the immediate preceding academic year between 01 st Oct of the preceding year and 30 th Sep of the current year (ie applications will be processed this year for the period 01 st Oct 2021 to 30 th Sep 2022).

As per AO 04/2021/AG/CW last date for receipt of applications is 30 th November, 2022.






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