Reimburse one academic year education expenses of a bright and financially needy medical student, INR 25000

" 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 year (2 semesters) scholarship paid by cheque 25000.00
Unit Price 25000
Total 25000
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FFE Scholar tops the Country In Post Graduate Entrance Examination of AIIMS
Ajit Goenka, a student of St. Joseph’s Convent High School, Jalgaon was a consistent topper in his class.His parents were of modest means & encouraged their son to continue to work hard to excel through high school. He was admitted to Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai after securing II Rank in the State Medical Entrance Test. His family’s dire financial circumstances forced him to look for sources of financial assistance to fund his medical education (2001). No one in his family had received a professional degree.
An FFE volunteer was informed of his academic success in standard X-XII & his dream of becoming a doctor while financial struggles continued at home. The volunteer continued to encourage him to seek admission into the MBBS program after his brilliant performance in Std XII. Ajit received scholarships from FFE for the academic years 2001-2005. The scholarship amount given was Rs. 90,000. With this assistance, Ajit successfully completed his medical degree, collecting several honors and accolades along the way.
Following graduation, Dr. Ajit Goenka decided to pursue his MD degree. He scored the FIRST rank in the country in the All India Postgraduate Entrance examination for admission into the MD/MS courses in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi where he is currently MD resident-Physician. Ajiti s deeply grateful to FFE for its timely support during the period of his medical education.

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