Uttarakhand Mandal of America (UMA) has has actively partnered with larger organizations to drive a number of social benefits programs in Uttarakhand. All these programs are essentially targeted towards the under privileged people from remote and difficult terrain of the Himalayan state. Brief description of such programs is given below:
- FFE (ffe.org) to support higher education
- AIF (aif.org) to support employment-based programs
- Direct support to underprivileged students – (not covered under FFE programs)
FFE Scholarship Program in Uttarakhand
UMA has been partnering with Foundation for Excellence (FFE – https://ffe.org ) since year 2006-07 to provide scholarships to deserving under-privileged engineering and medical students from the State of Uttarakhand. As a result, FFE awarded $627,000 in scholarships to 612 students from Uttarakhand for higher studies.
FFE Scholarships in Uttarakhand:
FFE SCHOLARSHIPS |
Even though UMA has been working with FFE to provide scholarships to deserving under-privileged students from Uttarakhand, but still there were a number of highly deserving students who could not qualify the stringent criteria set by FFE for all over India. Uttarakhand being a remote, hilly and one of the least developed states of India, students from here were no match for students from more developed states like Gujarat, Andhra and Tamil Nadu. UMA felt the need to support a few more students who could not qualify for FFE scholarships.
Under this program, UMA has so far granted a sum of $12,900 in stipends to 36 such under- privileged students from Uttarakhand.
UMA Stipend in Uttarakhand:
Source: UMA Report