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Scholarships Schemes and grants for NDA cadets

Josh Ryan Evans once very well quoted, “It's not the size of the dreamer, and it’s the size of the dream.” Do you have passion and dream to join any of the Indian defence cadres? But due to financial paucity, your dream has taken a back seat? Well, need not worry, as this write up will guide you to different types of the state and central government scholarship schemes for NDA cadets that offers monetary assistance to support their application and training.

Scholarships, grants, fellowships, student loans and ex gratia are a few types of fiscal assistance that eases the burden of expenditure of a students who wish to study or take up a career further but have limited or no sources to support it. Well, it’s time to cheer up and make merry, as you’ll be elated to know that there are a few ways of getting scholarship schemes for NDA cadets that you wouldn’t have to return after the completion of your training. These NDA scholarships are hassle free financial aid programmes that requires less or no paperwork. The organisation or committee members offering NDA scholarships will be interestedly present you the scholarship paper with all the documentation done from their end.

Since time immemorial, scholarships have always been in great demand. There are a number of scholarship schemes for NDA cadets run by governments, charitable organisations. Take a look onto the table below that has all the government and non-government scholarship schemes for NDA cadets.

S.NO.

SCHOLARSHIP NAME

BENEFITS

1

Officer Anuj Nanchal Memorial Scholarship

Rs. 1500/- (One time payment) – Second best all round Air Force cadet of VI term.

2

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.

3

Rs. 1500/- (One time payment). Best all round Air Force cadet at the time of Passing Out of VI term.

This Scholarship is granted to cadets overall first in Academics of Passing out Course. One time scholarship amount is Rs. 5000/-.

4

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.


5

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.

6

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.


7

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.


8

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.

9

BIHARI LAL MANDAKINI PRIZE

This is cash prize of Rs. 500.00 available for the best BENGALI boy in each Course of the Academy. Application Forms are available with the Commandant, National Defence Academy.

10

ORISSA GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

These scholarships, one for the Army, one for the Navy and the other for the Air Force of the value of Rs. 80.00 each per month will be awarded by the Government of Orissa to the cadets who are permanent residents of the State of ORISSA. Two of these scholarships will be awarded on the basis of meritcum-means of the cadets whose parent’s or guardian’s income does not exceed Rs. 5,000/- per annum and the other one will be given to the best cadet irrespective of his parent’s or guardian’s income.


11

GUJARAT SCHOLARSHIP

Rs. 6,000/- per annum To the ward of Serving/Exservicemen (incl Ex/Serving Officer) of Native/ Domicile of Gujarat.


12

INITIAL LUMP SUM GRANT SCHOLARSHIP

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.

13

HIMACHAL 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.


14

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.


15

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.

16

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.

17

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.



NDA Scholarships are boon in disguise. It not only helps a cadet to get financial support but relatively a better way to reward a best cadet for his achievements and accomplishments. Government and other non- government organisations should come up with more such scholarship schemes for NDA cadets so that it can help many in making their dreams come true.