In India, there is no dearth of talented candidates but some lag behind because of financial paucity. They don’t have to be worry and need to stay positive. David Balley once very well quoted, “A positive attitude really makes dreams come true- it did for me”. So in our write up, we wrote a solution for those candidates.
The government of India with state and central collaboration has introduced various schemes for NDA scholarship available for financial weaker students. Scholarships, grants, fellowships, student loans and ex gratia are a few types of financial assistance that eases the burden of expenditure of students who wish to study or take up a career further. These NDA Scholarships are a hassle-free mode with least documentation. Majority of the documentation is done by loan/scholarship provider themselves. Here we will discuss some government and non-government scholarship schemes:
- Officer Anuj Nanchal Memorial Scholarship
Rs. 1500/- (One time payment) – Second best all round Air Force cadet of VI term.
Pilot Officer Gurmeet Singh Bedi Memorial Scholarship
Rs. 1500/- (One time payment). Best all round Air Force cadet at the time of Passing Out of VI term.
- COLONEL KENDAL FRANK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is of the value of Rs. 360.00 per annum and awarded to a MARATHA cadet who should be the son of an ex-serviceman. The scholarship is in addition to any financial assistance from the Government.
- KAUR SINGH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Two scholarships are awarded to cadets who obtain the highest position amongst candidates from BIHAR. The value of each scholarship is Rs. 37.00 per mensem tenable for a maximum period of 4 years during the training at the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and thereafter at the Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun and the Air Force Flying College; and Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala where the cadets may be sent for training on completion of their training at the National Defence Academy. The scholarship will, however, be continued subject to maintaining good progress at the above institution.
- ASSAM GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP
Two scholarships will be awarded to the cadets from ASSAM. The value of each scholarship is Rs. 30.00 per mensem and is tenable for the duration of a cadet’s stay at the National Defence Academy. The scholarships will be awarded to the two best cadets from ASSAM without any reference to the income of their parents. The cadets who are granted this scholarship will not be entitled to any other financial assistance from the Government.
- UTTAR PRADESH GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
Two scholarships each of the value of Rs. 30.00 per month and an outfit stipend of Rs. 400.00 are awarded to two cadets who belong to UTTAR PRADESH on merit-cum-means basis and are tenable for a period of three years subject to satisfactory performance by the cadets at National Defence Academy. Cadets who are granted these Scholarships are not entitled to any other financial assistance from Government.
- KERALA GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
One merit scholarship of the value of Rs. 480/- per annum for the entire period of training at NDA, will be awarded by the State Government of Kerala to a Cadet who is domiciled resident of the State of KERALA and who secures the first position in the All India UPSC Entrance Examination to NDA irrespective of the fact whether he has passed out from RIMC or from any of the Sainik Schools in India. The financial position of a Cadet’s father/guardian is not taken into consideration.
- BIHARI LAL MANDAKINI PRIZE.
It is an initial lump sum grant Scholarship per semester Amount Low Middle High 5000/- 3750/ 2500/- 1800/- 1350/- 900/- Eligibility (i) The cadet must be Indian Citizen and the cdt and/or his of/or permanently domiciled in the State of West Bengal. (ii) The Cadet is not in receipt of any other financial assistance/ grant from the Govt. of India and/or the State Government or any other authority excepting scholarship or stipend received on merit.
- HMACHAL PRADESH GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP
Four scholarships will be awarded to cadets from HIMACHAL PRADESH. The value of each scholarship is Rs. 30.00 per month during the first two years of training and Rs. 48.00 per month during the third year of training. These scholarships will be available to those cadets whose parent’s income is below Rs. 500.00 per month. No cadet in receipt of financial assistance from the Government will be eligible for this scholarship.
- TAMIL NADU GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP
The Government of Tamil Nadu has instituted at NDA one scholarship per course of the value of Rs. 30/- per month plus an outfit allowance of Rs. 400/- (one only during the entire period of cadet’s training) to be awarded to a cadet belonging to the State of TAMIL NADU whose parent’s/guardian’s monthly income does not exceed Rs. 500/-. The application by an eligible cadet can be made to the Commandant, National Defence Academy on their arrival.
- KARNATAKA GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
The Govt. of Karnataka has awarded scholarships to cadets from Karnataka State who join the National Defence Academy. The value of the scholarship shall be Rs. 1000/- (Rupees One thousand) per month and outfit allowance of Rs. 12000/- in first term.
- ALBERT EKKA SCHOLARSHIP
The Government of Bihar has instituted at NDA 25 Merit Scholarships at Rs. 50/- per month for entire period of six terms at the NDA and Rs. 650/- one time towards clothing and equipment. The cadet awarded the above merit scholarship would not be eligible for any other scholarship or financial assistance from the Government. The application by an eligible cadet can be made to the Commandant, National Defence Academy on their arrival.
- FG OFFICER DV PINTOO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Gp Capt. M Vashishta has instituted 3 scholarships of Rs. 125/- each per month at NDA for one term to be awarded to the first three cadets in the order of merit on completion of their first semester till end of second term. The cadets in receipt of Govt. Financial Assistance will not be eligible for the above scholarships. The application for eligible cadets can be made to the Commandant, NDA on arrival.
Students can avail either of the scholarships after checking their eligibility. Scholarship schemes are not only to help the candidates financially but also act as a reward for the brilliant candidate to achieve their dream.