Financial Assistance for Vocational Training of Widows of ESM
Government of India

Training & Short Courses,Vocational

Scholarship Overview

The Kendriya Sainik Board Secretariat under Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence, Government of India invites applications for Financial Assistance for Vocational Training of Widows of ESM 2019 from Widows of Ex-servicemen of rank up to Havaldar or equivalent. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to widows to settle in life through vocational training and gives the opportunity to win a one-time aid of up to INR 20,000.


The selected scholars will receive the following benefits: 

  • Vocational training 
  • A one-time grant of up to INR 20,000 on successful completion of the vocational training


The following documents are required to be attached along with the application: 

  • Complete Service Discharge Book/Certificate
  • Copy of Widow I-Card
  • Certificate issued by the institute after the completion of training
  • Certificate issued by ZSWO that widow after vocational training is gainfully employed
  • Details of Bank A/c Number (in PNB/SBI only) and IFS Code


An applicant must -

  • Be a widow of an Ex-serviceman ranking up to Havaldar or equivalent
  • Have successfully completed the said vocational training
  • Have been recommended by respective Zila Sainik Board (ZSB)

How To Apply

Follow the steps below to apply: 

Step 1: Register for the scholarship scheme at the online portal.
Step 2: Log in the portal with relevant information.
Step 3: Attach the required documents.
Step 4: Print and submit the application form at the respective Zila Sainik Welfare Office (ZSWO).