What all are eligible for
Education Scholarship Scheme for Army Personnel (ESSA) ?
Children of all serving Army personnel including Defence Secuirity Corps (DSC) and MNS
Officers from class IX to PG level of education are eligible. TA, retired and deceased
personnel are not eligible for ESSA Scholarship.
What is the age criteria for
award of scholarship ?
Children should be below 25 years of age on the date of
completion of class/course.
Which academic year result
should be considered for award of scholarship ?
The scholarship will be awarded based on result of class
passed between 01 Oct of preceding
year and 30 Sep of current year.
Does cut off percentage takes
into consideration best of four/five subjects ?
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
What is the method of selection
and award of scholarships ?
Once the applications are received based on cut off
percentages, merit list will be drawn
for award of scholarship based on allotment of funds for the particular year.
Do I have to upload copy of
marksheet at school and college level ?
Yes. A copy of the marksheet at school level and both
semester of the year passed at
college level are required to be uploaded with the application.
Will supplementary /six months
result will be accepted at the college level ?
No. Supplementary result / six months result will not be
What all certificates are
required to be uploaded along with application ?
A certificate each from OC unit (for eligibility and
correctness) and Principal/HoD is
required to be uploaded for processing of application. The sample format of certificates
downloaded from online Scholarship Application Form (under respective sections) ie under
option, Click here to download sample form.
Can I also be considered for
elapsed academic years ?
Previous academic years applications will not be
entertained for award of scholarship.
Do I have to upload student’s
photograph and signatures along with the application?
What is the amount granted for
PG courses ?
Rs 10,000/-. Post Graduate for award of scholarships.
Is separate application
required for each child ?
What should I do if I come to
know after final submission, that my application is put under
In case the application is marked as ‘Under Observation’,
the application will be reverted
to the student for correction of the observation in his/her application form. Student
correct the observation and resubmit the application for re-verification within the
timeline of 15 days from the date of observation.
How do I register myself as a
new user for ESSA ?
Click on ‘New User Registration’, fill in details as asked
for. You will see a message on
the screen, ie to register successfully, verify mail. Click on ‘Verify Mail’ in the mail
your registered Email ID. You will be directed to go to create password for account
Accordingly, create password and now you are successfully registered to login with your
Is there any Application ID ?
Yes. An Application ID will be provided to the student once
his/her application is
submitted online. It will be conveyed to students through SMS/ Email. Students should
their ID as it will be required to know the status of the application.
Do I have to fill up the online
application in one sitting ?
No. You can fill up the online application in many sittings
using ‘Save Draft’, until you
are satisfied that you have entered all desirable fields correctly. The software
facility to save your application until you click on ‘Submit’ button.
How do I change my password ?
On the top right of homepage, click on icon next to privacy
policy. Select change password
and follow instructions on the screen thereafter to change password.
Can I edit the information
already saved and up to what time ?
You can edit draft/incomplete information filled by you
until you ‘Submit’ the online
application. To edit the application, go to the option ‘Existing User login’→ edit
then click on ‘Submit ‘ button.
What should be the type and
size of the documents to be uploaded ?
The format of the file should be .pdf, .png and .jpeg and
the size of each document should
not exceed more than size given at the uploading option in the application. Also, to
uploaded image before submission, right click on the mouse and select option, ‘Open
Image in a
New Tab’. Upload image again, if image is not clear.
How should I check the status
of my application online ?
Once login, you will be able to view the option ‘Track
Application Status’. Under this
option, enter Application ID and CAPTCHA to get status online.
How can I check whether the
amount of my scholarship is credited into my bank account or not
You may check the ‘Track Application Status’ on the
homepage. You shall see the
disbursement status along with Transaction ID.
Can I download my Merit
Yes. Once the documents are verified and scholarship is
approved, there will be an option
to download Merit Certificate. Merit Certificate will be awarded to all approved
irrespective of disbursement of monetary award.
How do I fill my Army No in the
application form ?
For officers, enter prefix followed by numbers for e.g.
IC48270. For JCOs, enter prefix
followed by numbers for e.g. JC654321. For OR, enter numerical numbers only for e.g.
There should be no space between alphabets and numbers.
Can I fill ESSA application