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

" Overview

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 a medical student paid by cheque 20000.00
Unit Price 20000
Total 20000
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A Farm Girl becomes a Doctor
Gayathri comes from a lower income rural family of Jalgaon, Maharashtra. She was placed on the state rank merit list in the Board exams. With a merit rank of 100 in the entrance test, she secured admission to a top medical college. Not having sufficient family support for her tuition, hostel and other fees, she found it very difficult to continue her medical education. She came to FFE for assistance
FFE identified Gayathri through one of its volunteers, who had been her teacher during her high school days. She was provided the Foundation scholarship for the entire duration of her MBBS studies. The FFE volunteer kept in touch with her throughout her period of study, monitoring her progress and guiding her towards successful completion of her studies. Gayathri received FFE scholarships for the academic years 2000-2001 to 2004-05. Total amount of scholarship given was Rs 1,05,520
Gayathri finished her MBBS in 2005. After completing her internship, she started preparations for her post-graduate studies. She recently finished her MD with specialization in Anatomy and stood first in the university examinations. She is presently working as a lecturer in the same college where she did her MBBS studies

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