How To Apply Online For The Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme


How To Apply Online For The Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme 

How To Apply Online For The Prime Minister's Scholarship Scheme

After winning the election one-sided the PM Modi led Government took charge of the office for the first time on Friday, following a grand swearing-in ceremony on Thursday evening. The major decision he took was the change in Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme under the National Defence Fund. The Government has also announced a change in the rates of the scholarship.

Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme

The National Defence Fund (NDF) was set up in 1962 in order to utilise the donations in cash and kind for the welfare of the national defence and at present, it concentrates at the fund being used for the welfare of the Armed Forces, the Para Military Forces and Railways Protection Forces and their dependents.
The administration of this fund is headed by the Prime Minister along with Defence, Finance and Home ministers. The Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme is dedicated to encouraging technical and post-graduate education of widows and wards of armed forces personnel. Every year around 5,500 wards gets the benefit of the Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme.

Changes in Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme

PM Modi, in his second term as the Prime Minister, at the first Union Cabinet meeting, has brought a significant change to the Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme. He has announced the change in the rate of the Scholarship. He announced an increase of 25 per cent in the rate of Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for boys and 33 per cent for the girls.

The rates have increased from Rs. 2,000 per month to Rs. 2,500 for the boys and for the girls the amount has gone up from Rs. 2,250 to Rs. 3,000.

Another change that was seen was the inclusion of State Police to the National Defence Fund . Earlier only the National Defence were included under the NDF but now the Police department has been included. Children of any police officer who lost his life by the attacks of terrorist can now entertain the Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme.

How to Apply online 

For applying online the Scholarship Scheme you need to log on to its official website at

After visiting this website you’ll find New Application at the right side under which you can find some options like –

  • How to Apply For Scholarship
  • List Of Documents To Be Uploaded
  • Apply Online

Before applying, read the process to apply online and also get the details about the list of documents you need to have from the website (link above) and also the eligibility criteria for application. 

Furthermore, you can also find the Check List for Students, Flow Chart for filling up New Application FAQ and other important instructions for this scholarship.

After getting all the information you can process further with the application for the scholarship. Click on the apply online link and as soon as you click on it the application form will get opened.
Here you will have to fill out every information in details and you are now good to proceed further by uploading the documents. After all, these are done you now have to click on the final submission. In this way, you can apply for the Scholarship Scheme.

Documents Required for applying Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme

  • Ex- coast guard certificate
  • Bonafide Certificate
  • Bank Passbook
  • Aadhar Card
  • High school leaving certificate
  • 10+2 Mark sheet/ Graduation Mark sheet (All three years)
  • PPO or ESM identity card


After completion of all the steps mentioned above, you will complete the application process and your documents will now be verified. If your documents are good enough and fair for this scheme you are now ready to get the scholarship.

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