Foundation for Academic 
Excellence and Access

Last Date for Applying Online- 17 August 2011
FAEA is offering limited scholarships* for the year 2011-12 to pursue undergraduate studies in arts/commerce/science/medical/engineering and other technical and professional disci pline at any university/institution/college of students' choice anywhere in India. 
Eligibility criteria - (i) Indian Nationals (ii) Students who have passed Class XII from a recognised board in India. Those in the 1st year of the undergraduate course (any discipline) are also eligible to apply. (iii) Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe.
Scope of Scholarship - FAEA, on selection of student for the FAEA scholarship, provides financial aid to the student for completion of undergraduate courses which includes tuition fee, maintenance allowance or hostel/mess charges and other allowances to cover travel, clothing and books. The continuance of scholarship and amount of scholarship every year will, however, be subject to good academic performance and subject to availability of funds.

Guidelines for filling the Application form. -

  1. After filling the application form online, you will be required to send Printed Application Form having auto generated Confirmation Code with your signatures and photograph affixed on the application form
  2. You need NOT send any certificate at the time of applying.
References -
Candidates should choose atleast one people from the 3 given options who are known to them extremely well and have been in a position to observe and evaluate their work skills and academic ability. At least two referees must be from a formal academic institution. FAEA shall write to the referee directly if you are short listed to appear for the interview.
Policy Guidelines -
Duration and related considerations: Scholarships may be for up to a maximum of five years. All grants must be renewed annually, based on the Scholar's progress and budget proposal.
Other Financial support: FAEA Scholars are responsible for informing FAEA office of other grants, scholarship and financial aid they have received for their study programme. Award amounts may be negotiated on the basis of this information.
Deferment: Deferments (postponement) may be permitted once for up to one year. Requests for deferment must be submitted to the FAEA office in New Delhi and be accompanied by substantiating documentation or evidence.
Successful progress: Recipients of FAEA scholarships are expected to excel in their studies and show success in their course work. Results from the host university/institution/college must be forwarded to the FAEA office on an annual basis.
Disbursement of funds: Funds will be disbursed directly to Scholars, with the exception of tuition, hostel and related fees, which will be disbursed directly to the educational institution.
Award amounts: These are determined by FAEA to ensure compliance with budgetary guidelines. Final awards are based entirely on the discretion of the FAEA and may cover the full cost of proposed study plans up to five years.
Selection Process: Shortlisted candidates will be invited for 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 university/institution/college. All determinations are final.
Deadline: All applications must reach FAEA office in New Delhi ( Foundation for Academic Excellence and Access (FAEA), C-25, Qutab Institutional Area, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi - 110 016) by the stated deadline (27th August 2011).

Last Date for Applying Online- 17 August 2011