Scholarship Scheme for Defence Personnel Wards

To assist the students in their higher studies through scholarship

On January 3, 2022 Union Minster of Defence Rajnath Singh launched a Scholarship Scheme for Defence Personnel Wards. This scheme was launched by the Defence Minister while speaking after the inauguration of Kalpana Chawla Centre for Space Science and Technology (KCCRSST). This scheme is launched for wards of defence personnel of all the three services i.e., Army, Navy and Air Force. It intends to encourage the students to take up higher technical education. It will be applicable to the defence personnel wards in the entire country. Scholarship amount awarded under this scheme will help the students in their higher studies.

Scheme Overview:

Scheme NameScholarship Scheme for Defence Personnel Wards
Scheme UnderCentral government
Scheme TypeScholarship Scheme
Launched ByUnion Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
Launch DateJanuary 3, 2022
Scheme BenefitFinancial assistance for higher studies
BeneficiariesWards of defence personnel of Army, Navy and Air Force
ObjectiveTo assist the students in their higher studies through scholarship
Scheme BudgetRs 10 crores

Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the wards of defence personnel.
  • This scheme covers all the wards of defence personnel in army, navy and air force services across the country.
  • The scheme intends to encourage the students to pursue higher education in undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and post-doctoral courses.
  • Scholarship amount will be directly transferred through DBT.
  • It will help to the students to meet their expenses for higher studies.
  • This scheme intends to ensure welfare of the wards of defence personnel.

Key Points:

  • Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched Scholarship Scheme for wards of defence personnel on January 3, 2021.
  • Defence Minister inaugurated of Kalpana Chawla Centre for Space Science and Technology (KCCRSST) and then launched this scheme while speaking on the occasion.
  • This scheme is started to award scholarships to the wards of defence personnel of all three services – Army, Navy and Air Force.
  • Wards of ex-servicemen as well as of widows who lost their husbands while on duty will also be covered.
  • This scheme intends to encourage the students to take up higher technical education.
  • It will be applicable to the defence personnel wards in the entire country.
  • Scholarship amount awarded under this scheme will be directly transferred to the beneficiary bank account.
  • It will help the students in their higher studies.
  • Total budget of this scheme is Rs 10 crores.

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