Reimburse one semester education expenses of a bright and financially needy engineering student, INR 20000

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The mission of Foundation for Excellence is to help exceptionally talented but poor students in India become doctors, engineers, and computer scientists. FFE awards scholarships to recent high school students who have overcome the adversity of their family’s circumstances to be among the top rankers in national/state level common entrance tests.

How It Works

• FFE Inc, USA provides the FFE India Trust the monetary resources to run the Scholarship Programme.
• Additionally, FFE India Trust also raises funds in India.
• Volunteers described as Coordinators and Facilitators play a key role in the implementation of the Scholarship Programme.
• A Coordinator’s main role includes: a. Nominating volunteers (Facilitators) in India
b. Monitoring students’ progress with the Facilitators at their locations, while on their visits to India
c. Help in implementing FFE India Trust’s programme of assistance and other activities, and
d. Contribute to policy development.
• Most of the organization’s active coordinators in the US are mostly donors.
• Facilitators and Coordinators are volunteers.
• A Facilitator’s main role includes: a. Identifying students eligible for assistance
b. Guiding students with the application submission process
c. Verifying and attesting all supporting documents submitted by the student along with the scholarship application form
d. Mentoring students and their families, and
e. Providing advice on the education sector in India.
• The organization has many active Facilitators.
• The NGO has a web database system linked with their US partner.
• Any beneficiary assigned to a donor reflects in this shared data bank to ensure no donor gets a double booking.
• Each donor is assigned a special Donor ID.
• All Give India donations are booked with this unique Donor ID.


• 25 – Number of states in India where FFE works
• 3416 – Number of students who were supported by FFE in 2014-15

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
1 semester scholarship for an engineering student paid by cheque 20000.00
Unit Price 20000
Total 20000
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A Life Transformed
The widowed mother of Sriram brought him up in the slum areas of Mumbai. She earned a meagre income of Rs. 3,000 per month preparing and distributing tiffin box meals. But she made sure that her son studied well. With 90% marks in the HSS Board exam and a merit rank of 1400 in the entrance test, Sriram was admitted to an engineering college in Mumbai and looked for sources of financial assistance
An FFE volunteer came to know of his academic success and the difficulty he faced in finding financial support to pursue his dream of becoming an engineer. The volunteer interviewed Sriram and his mother and provided them with our application form. Sriram received scholarships from FFE for the academic years 2002-03, 2004-05, and 2005-06. Total amount of scholarship given was Rs 48,720. With this assistance, Sriram successfully completed his engineering degree
Following graduation, Sriram was offered a job with CAPGEMINI Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. He has been working there for 3 years. Recently, he got an onsite opportunity to work in the Netherlands as an SAP consultant. He has since moved his residence to a new, 2BR apartment in Nerul, Navi Mumbai. Sriram is deeply grateful to FFE for its timely support during the period of his graduation

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