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Foundation for Excellence (FFE)

FFE's focus is to provide funds for higher education to students in India who are academically gifted and come from very low income families.
Since inception, the foundation has provided over $4.35 million in over 20,900 scholarships to deserving students in the 25 states in India, over 40% of who are girls.
The objective driving our programs is "No Scholar Left Behind". We truly believe that these young people will be a significant part of a socially and economically stronger India in the near future.
With the help of our donors and volunteers, we plan to keep on with our efforts until every deserving student in India gets the education that she or he deserves.

Welcome to our first newsletter
Welcome to the first newsletter from Foundation of Excellence. We hope to give you periodic updates from the FFE community - news and views of our current scholars, alumni, volunteers and our donors.

As some of you may know, FFE has become the largest scholarship giving organization in India and certainly the only one focusing on talented but poor students to help them realize their dreams of becoming engineers, doctors and computer scientists.

Successful as FFE is in touching the lives of so many talented students, the need is far greater and with your support and blessing, we hope to raise more resources to help many more students.

Looking forward to your greater involvement with the cause. Help us spread the message about FFE by forwarding this message to a friend

Venktesh Shukla

2009 at a Glance

  • Scholarships amount: $558,800
    • No. of new scholarships granted: 2393
    • Engineering/technology degree program: 625
    • Medical /health sciences degree program: 234
    • Other degree programs: 286
    • High school: 1248
  • New students enrolled: 828
  • New female students: 271
  • Students completing education: 496

Click here to visit our website and learn more about FFE

Magical Fundraiser 2009
Foundation for Excellence has invested in over 10,554 scholars since its inception in 1994. On Nov 15th 2009, FFE organized its annual fundraiser at the Jain Temple in Milpitas,CA. The mood of the evening was magical as if Saraswati, the goddess of learning herself stepped onto the stage in the form of three dainty bharatnatyam dancers who tip toed into the hearts of the diners. The fundraiser saw a groundswell of support as scholars and donors together raised one year's scholarship assistance for about 225 students, a net of $110,000 in one evening. (Click here to read the full article)

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