FFE awarded $1.1 M (Rs. 5 Crores) by Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
May 20,2013 Santa Clara, CA: The Foundation For Excellence (www.FFE.org) President, Kailash Joshi announced today that FFE India Trust (FFEIT) had received a grant of $1.1M (Rs 5 Crores) from Michael and Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF), a US non-profit corporation. This grant will support 400 engineering and computer science students who meet the FFE selection criteria of high academic performance and financial need. The 400-scholar program will start with the 2013-14 academic year and continue through the 4-years of their degree studies.
In announcing the award, Mr. Joshi further added "we are gratified with this significant contribution from MSDF towards our growing merit scholarship program. It is a testimonial of the dedication of the FFE India team, led by Dr. Sudha Kidao, and supported by volunteers in both India and the US. It is also recognition of FFE's robust scholar selection process and its transparency".
About Michael and Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF): A Texas, USA non-profit corporation exempt from federal income tax under section 501© (3) of the US Internal Revenue code.
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