Foundation for Excellence Scholarship

Key Information

Conducted By Foundation for Excellence Scholarship
Eligibility Class 12 pass-outs
Region India
Rewards Variable financial award based on education level
Last Date of Application December 31, 2020

What is the Foundation for Excellence Scholarship?

The Foundation for Excellence (FFE) provides financial support in the form of scholarships to needy and academically exceptional students pursuing professional courses such as BE/ BTech, MBBS, or 5-year Integrated MTech Dual Degree Program.

Scholarship Quick Links:

The quick links for ease of access are given below:

Foundation for Excellence Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation for Excellence Scholarship is awarded to the meritorious students pursuing various professional courses. The other eligibility criteria for the scholarship application are given below:

  • The applicant should be enrolled in the first-year of BE, BTech, MBBS, or 5-year Integrated MTech Dual Degree Program in the academic year 2020-21.
  • He/ she should have passed the Intermediate/ Pre-University/ Higher Secondary/ ISC/ CBSE or any other equivalent board with at least 70% marks in the last qualifying examination.
  • The candidate should have taken admission in any professional degree course in Engineering, Medicine, or Technology through general/ open merit rank of the qualifying State/ National level entrance examination or the counseling conducted at the state level.
  • The annual family income of the applicant should not exceed INR 2,50,000 from all sources.
  • Diploma students taking lateral entry admission to BE/ BTech courses are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • BArch/ BDS/ BPharma students are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Foundation for Excellence Scholarship Rewards and Benefits:

The meritorious and needy students avail of the benefits offered by the Foundation for Excellence Scholarship. The detailed benefits offered are listed below:

  1. The selected candidates receive both financial and other assistance under the Foundation for Excellence Scholarship scheme.
  2. It provides training, mentorship, and advice from a vast network of donors and alumni.

Foundation for Excellence Scholarship Application Process:

The Foundation for Excellence Scholarship application is done online through the FFE online portal. The step by step application process is given below:

  1. Interested applicants should visit the Foundation for Excellence online portal to begin the preliminary application process.
  2. The candidate should click on the ‘Apply’ button displayed on the homepage.
  3. He/ she should fill in all the required details.
  4. The candidate should click on the ‘Next’ button to proceed with the application procedure.
  5. A new page is displayed and the applicant should select the option ‘New Scholarship Application’ or ‘Renewal Scholarship Application’ and click the ‘Sign Up’ button.
  6. The student should fill in all the academic details and upload all the necessary supporting documents.
  7. Finally, the applicant should click on ‘Submit’ to complete the Foundation for Excellence application process.
  8. A printout of the submitted application should be taken for future reference.

Foundation for Excellence Scholarship Documents Required:

The important documents to be uploaded along with the Foundation for Excellence Scholarship application are given below:

  • Salary slip/ Payslip of the applicants’ employed parent with details of the basic salary, allowances, and deductions.
  • Pension statement issued by the pension authority/ authorized bank if the applicants’ parents are pensioners or retirees.
  • If the applicants’ parents are retired recently under the Voluntary Retirement Scheme, the applicant should provide valid reasons for retirement and the number of lump-sum benefits availed at the time of retirement.
  • Income certificate issued by the authorized government official or income tax return with details of the gross family income (if applicants’ parents are self-employed or own a business).
  • The children of agriculturists, farmers, and cultivators should provide an income certificate issued by the competent/ recognized authority.
  • Such candidates should also provide details about the size and nature of the landholding crop grown.

Foundation for Excellence Scholarship Selection Criteria:

The selection criteria for the Foundation for Excellence are listed below:

  • The selection of the candidates is done based on merit and financial need.
  • The candidates are shortlisted based on the performance in the state and national level entrance examinations. 

Foundation for Excellence Scholarship Terms and Conditions:

The terms and conditions for the Foundation for Excellence Scholarship are given below:

  1. The first graduate of the family is given preference over other applicants from the same family.
  2. The scholarship is awarded to the selected candidate only after the financial need verification of the student by the FFE facilitator.
  3. The admission of the students in the Engineering and Medical professional degrees/ courses is done based on the open/ general merit rank as per the table below:
S No. Courses and States Maximum Eligible Rank


Students enrolled in  IITs, NITs and Institutes/States (Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Odisha, Uttarakhand, and Nagaland) based on JEE (Main) Rank (Overall All India General/Common Merit Rank – Not Category Rank)



Students enrolled in IITs, the additional eligibility criteria will be the Cutoff Rank, at the JEE (Advanced), of the last ranked General Category student admitted to any of the IITs



Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka (Engineering and Technology-BE/ BTech Courses)



Gujarat, Kerala, Rajasthan, Punjab, West Bengal and Chattisgarh (Engineering and Technology-BE/ BTech Courses)



Bihar, Delhi, Puducherry, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, and Jammu & Kashmir (Engineering and Technology-BE/ BTech Courses)



Chandigarh, Goa, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (Engineering and Technology-BE/ BTech Courses)



Candidates admitted in Medicine (MBBS) courses based on NEET (Overall All India General/Common Merit Rank – Not Category Rank)


Contact Details:

  • Address: Foundation for Excellence (India) 
    No. 840, 5th Main, Indiranagar 1st Stage,
    Bengaluru-560 038,
    Karnataka, India.
  • Contact Number: +91 (080) 2520 1925 
  • Email ID: [email protected], [email protected]

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