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Army Welfare Education Society


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Army Welfare Education Society (AWES) Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) Building No 202, Shankar Vihar Delhi Cantt, New Delhi-110010

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It was only when the Indian Army was born in its present form at the dawn of Indian independence that family life really took roots in India’s cantonments. Solders – Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and men alike were dependent on the existing educational system in the country for education of their wards. As more and more families moved into our cantonments, the existing private schools slowly became unaffordable to soldiers. Even the Central Schools (Kendriya Vidyalaya) did not provide guaranteed admission to the children of soldiers who were frequently transferred from one station to another.


Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) 2017-18
Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) 2017-18 invites applications from wards of serving Army personnel and MNS studying in class 9 to postgraduation. The scholarship provides financial assistance to the candidates to complete their education.
Who is offering this scholarship ?

The scholarship is being offered by the Army Welfare Education Society (AWES).

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  • The applicant must be the ward of a serving Army personnel and MNS.

  • The applicant must be studying in class 9 to postgraduate level.

  • The applicant must not have reached the age of 25 years at the time of completion of class/course.

  • The wards of retired Army personnel, Territorial Army personnel (TA) and deceased Army personnel are not eligible.

What are the benefits ?

The selected students will be given scholarship on the basis of their level of education:

  • Class 9 to 12 - INR 1500 per annum

  • Graduation - INR 2500 per annum

  • Professional/PG courses - INR 6000 per annum

How can you apply ?

Eligible candidates can apply by following the steps mentioned below:

Step 1:  to download the application form. 

Step 2: Fill all the details in the application form.

Step 3: Attach all the required documents.

Step 4: Send the completed application along with the necessary documents to the address mentioned below:

What are the documents required

Photocopies of marksheets/both semesters of the year duly attested by the Headmaster/Principal/HOD

What are the selection criteria ?

  • The scholarships will be disbursed as per the cut off percentages/grades for various classes and categories as mentioned below:

    • Class 9 to 10 - 91% marks in case of officers, 81% marks in case of JCOs and 71% in case of OR

    • Class 11 to 12 - 90% marks in case of officers, 87% marks in case of JCOs and 72% in case of OR

    • Graduation - 75% marks in case of officers, 75% marks in case of JCOs and 60% in case of OR

    • PG/Professional Courses - 75% marks in case of officers, 75% marks in case of JCOs and 60% in case of OR

  • All the students who have secured above the cut off percentages of marks will be awarded scholarship.

Terms and Conditions

  • The applications submitted by the Serving Army Officers, JCOs and OR will be duly scrutinized by their Commanding Officers/ Head of Departments.

  • Downloaded marksheets will not be accepted unless attested by the school/college to avoid any kind of manipulation.

  • The scholarship applications in respect of Defence Security Corps (DSC) personnel will be accepted through their record office only.

  • The candidates will receive scholarship amount through multi-city cheques/NEFT.