About Us

Our Mission

To enable academically brilliant and economically underprivileged students in India to complete their higher education in Engineering or Medicine through a scholarship program.

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100% of individual donations are directed to the scholarship. FFE’s alumni also donate actively to the Foundation to support future scholars. All donations are tax deductible in USA and India.

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FFE awards merit and means scholarships to top performing students (based on national and state entrance exams for Engineering, Technology and Medicine) admitted to reputed institutions in India, who also come from financially constrained backgrounds.

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Our Impact

$19.79 M


27 States


Make a Difference

FFE selects brilliant students with high potential. Your contribution helps bring about transformation in the lives of very deserving students and enables them to complete their higher education with a high degree of confidence! Join us on this journey of transformation.

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Our Awards

Credibility Alliance Certification

FFE was awarded the Certification of “Desirable Norms” by Credibility Alliance in FY 2016-17, valid for 5 years.

Guide Star India Gold Award

Close on the heels of the Credibility Alliance accreditation, FFE has also been awarded the “Advanced Level – GuideStar India Gold” award. The award is given for demonstrating transparency in the public domain. FFE underwent a thorough diligence by GuideStar to receive this certification.


The FFE Scholarship Program has also been approved by BSE Sammaan – an initiative of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), BSE and Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA). It is a first of its kind platform that bridges the accountability gap between corporates and NGOs. This approval brings FFE on the radar of many corporates for their CSR activities.

Success Stories

Venkataraghavan Hegde

I was brought up in a place where to catch a bus I needed to walk for 5km. I belong to a lower middle-class family with agriculture as the sole source of income. My parents made sure that we got 3 meals a day.

In my 4th standard, I came across this question in a classroom exercise, “What do you want to become in life?” I still remember with clarity that I wrote I wanted to become an engineer.

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Get Involved

The Foundation for Excellence welcomes volunteers who can help the organisation in various programs

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