Sunday, July 24, 2011


Foundation for Academic Excellence and Access

Eligibility Criteria
  •  Applicants should be an Indian and a permanent resident of India.
  •  Should have passed Class XII examination from a recognized Indian Board. 
  • The final selection will, however, be subject to the student securing certain minimum scores in Class XII examinations and interview results. 
  • Meet the necessary language proficiency requirements of the host institution
General Guidelines
  • Scholarship Program will provide support to the students selected for up to three years in the first instance. This can be extended for another two years for postgraduate study depending upon the student's performance in the graduate exams as well as availability of funds. 
  • The number of scholarships to be given each year will be announced by May/June every year. 
  • Students will be selected on the basis of their academic excellence, social and economic background. 
  • Students selected can pursue any academic discipline in any University/College in India as long as it is consistent to the objective of FAEA. 
Grant Benefit
  • The grant for individual student will be determined by FAEA to ensure compliance with budgetary guidelines. Final amounts will be based entirely on the discretion of the Program and may cover full or partial cost of the proposed study plans. 
  • The program will assist selected candidates in making all logistical arrangement related to travel and insurance. 
  • Selected candidates will be responsible for informing FAEA office in New Delhi of any other grant, scholarship, bursary or financial aid they have received for their study program. 
  • Grant amounts may be re-negotiated on the basis of this information. Failure to report additional financial support can constitute grounds for revocation of the award. 
The Application Process
  • Only eligible candidates will be sent further information. 
  • Final applications shall be reviewed and evaluated first by a regional panel comprising scholars and practitioners from academia, NGOs and other discipline.
  • Shortlisted candidates will then be invited for regional interviews across India in the metropolitan city closest to student's domicile.
  • Thereafter, a national Panel will make the final selection and results will be declared. The support granted shall be subject to the candidate being accepted by the host institution. 
  • All applications must be submitted to only the FAEA office in New Delhi. The level and duration of award will be determined as part of the placement process.
  • All decisions of the regional and national panel will be final. Any effort to influence the decision will lead to disqualification. 
  • FAEA staff and their family members may not serve on selection panels and are not eligible to apply for Scholarship Program. Members of selection committees, staff of the organizations managing the program in the various regions and their family members are also ineligible for financial aid under Pathways Program. 
  • Applications forms received after due date will not be considered. 

Instruction Sheet for students
1.      The Application form has 30 questions and requires you to provide details of atleast 1 references. Before you proceed to fill the “Application Form” online, we suggest you take a print out and be prepared with all the answers. Click here to take a print out of Application Form.
2.      After you successfully submit the form online, the system will generate a “Confirmation Code” for you. Kindly take a note of your confirmation code. Please use this for all future correspondence with FAEA.
3.      You will need to send duly completed applicaton form with signatures at respective places and latest passport size photograph affixed on the Printed Application Form. Please do not send any other documents (viz. Certificates, Marksheet, Caste Certificate etc.) Auto generated Confirmation Code will be displayed at the end of successful submission of application form.
Please ensure that your completed Online Aplication Form alongwith photograph reaches FAEA’s office latest by 27th August 2011 to the following address:

> Foundation for Academic Excellence and Access (FAEA)
C – 25, Qutab Institutional Area
New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi - 110 016

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