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

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

Brief Description:

Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) 2023-24 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/postgraduate courses. The selected students will receive up to ₹10,000 per annum and a merit certificate.

*The 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.


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 in a recognised institution/college/university


Note:– Wards of Retired Army personnel, Territorial Army personnel (TA), and deceased Army personnel are not eligible.


The selected students will receive the following scholarship based on the level of education for all categories, along with a merit certificate:-

Class/Stream  Annual amount in ₹
Class 9 to 11 1,500
Class 10 to 12 3,000
Graduation 5,000
Professional/PG courses 10,000


  • A passport-size photograph
  • Certificate from OC unit
  • Certificate from Head of School/Institute
  • Marksheet/certificate of previous qualifying examination

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