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Foundation For Excellence

Area of Work

Education

Location

Pan-India

Supported by MFE since

2021

The Foundation for Excellence (FFE) was founded with a mission to provide college scholarships to students who, although financially constrained, showed great promise in the technological, engineering and medical fields, three of the most expensive higher education programs in India. Every single donor contribution is directed to the scholarships. Apart from FFE’s alumni, who support future scholars like themselves, donations come from all around the world from individual donors, corporations and foundations.

FFE awards scholarships to promising students who are extremely bright and talented, but come from financially constrained backgrounds. These scholarships are granted to students who have not only scored in the top percentage of Technology, Engineering and Medical state and national entrance exams, but have also been accepted to highly regarded and reputed institutions in India.

In addition to financial support, FFE augments the scholarship program, with soft skills training and upskilling opportunities for Engineering students, preparing them for their careers. Many FFE donors, particularly corporate employee volunteers and alumni provide individual mentorship (focused on employability skill) and advice. As one scholar said, “No one in my family ever went to college or worked in an office. Without the mentorship I received from FFE, I never would have found my place in the corporate world.

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