Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: PO Box 140900 Gainesville FL 32614 USA

Mission:

The Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship Fund was formed in the Fall of 2007 to remember the life of Akash Jacob Kuruvilla and to continue his legacy of excellence and generosity posthumously. Having committed to leadership, diversity, integrity and academia, Akash Kuruvilla influenced a multitude that had the honor of being in his presence. The ideal scholarship recipients will embody those same principles and shall be committed to positively affecting the community throughout their collegiate years and beyond.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the pleasure of knowing Akash Jacob Kuruvilla as a fraternity brother and he was nothing short of the ideal brother. He never made you feel inferior, always was available for advice, genuinely cared about the real person in you as opposed to what society viewed you as, was extremely professional and capable of every task he came across, and so much more. Having direct relations with him showed me he was a great individual but sadly enough having lost him has allowed me to see him through the eyes of a father, mother, sister, girlfriend, other family members and close friends. With just the right balance of purity and mischeif, I have come to realize he was the perfect son, brother, lover, and friend. With the loss of such a great individual, it is only right we keep his legacy alive. His close friends, brothers, and family have made an effort to keep Akash alive through this scholarship so that others in the position he was in his life can achieve greatness with the help of our funds. We want everyone to know about the life and times of Akash while simultaneously being rewarded for keeping their eyes on their goals in times of hardships and reaching out for the "American Dream."

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

attending the scholarship banquets as well as talking to the recipients about their life and how this scholarship will help shape their future.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

definitely try to get more attention to this scholarship so that it can reach out to everyone in need and ultimately choose the most qualified candidate.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how close the whole committee is and how many volunteers are available every year out of the pure genuine love and interest of the man who it honors.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

loving, caring, professional, passionate, openly inviting, helpful, genuine, and the positive descriptions have almost no end.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

bless a lot of lives in directing them towards success in educational aspirations.

Ways to make it better...

this scholarship was online for the application review process so it can be accessed remotely (which I believe is in the works and only a matter of time before it is completed).

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the proper publicity to make this a major scholarship that students nationwide strive for.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I really hope no one loses hope, faith, or commitment to this as I would hate to see it fall apart.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

It is always such a blessing to have individuals who are willing to work with us to ensure that Akash's memory stays alive. Thank you for reminding us that this fund isn't just about awarding scholarships but also about remembering a great man.

Rating: 5 stars  

As long as I remember Akash he was a selfless and giving man. He would do everything in his power to help others and help them become better individuals. AKMSF is a testament to his legacy and his efforts can be continued on through this fund.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping create awareness with the help of several board members.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

Thank you for taking the time to review the AKMSF. Akash's willingness to reach out to everyone and anyone is a driving force behind this fund, and we hope that his legacy will live on through this organization's growth.

Rating: 5 stars  

Akash was the kind of man who people looked up to and wanted to become. One famous line by him, which I will always remember, is: "do not give me a problem, give me a solution." I will always remember that and try to lead my life by the examples that he put before us. I hope that we can see greater visibility of this scholarship so that he may continue to impact the lives of others.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing individuals who were in financial need but possessed the strengths and skills to make a change in this world. I find this particularly important and this scholarship fund looks to do that.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

want more visibility so that it could continue changing the lives of many more for the greater good.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the willingness and ability to give so selflessly.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

caring, considerate, knowledgeable, dedicated, determined, and passionate.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

give those $10 million to impact the lives of those who about the ability and the determination to make a change.

Ways to make it better...

there is nothing I could change.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the lack of financial support and visibility that it is currently receiving.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I hope those who have the ability to enhance this scholarship should do so in hopes of helping and touching the lives of others.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

We hope that we are living up to the standards that Akash represented before his passing. We will continue to seek solutions to the challenges we meet as this fund grows. Thank you for your review.

Rating: 5 stars  

Akash Kuruvilla was a great leader and dedicated individual. His charisma motivated people and his drive set an example for others. This scholarship is a wonderful opportunity for those who demonstrate these qualities. AKMSF is one of many things that keeps his legacy and impact to this world alive.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

through promotion of the scholarship.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

Thank you for taking the time to review the AKMSF. Akash is greatly missed, but we are constantly inspired by his motivation and his gift of touching so many people's lives.

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

This organization exemplifies the principles by which Akash lived by. He was a very firm believer in the strengths of unity, diversity, and education. This is truly a great organization!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have heard of the great importance that this organization has had on the recipients. Also, it is a great organization to be involved in.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would keep this as is.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the amount of dedication that they have to help others.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very friendly, sociable, and hardworking.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make a positive impact on thousands of lives.

Ways to make it better...

Even more volunteers were there

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the fact that it is fairly new.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is a great organization that will be a very big impact nationally.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

Thank you so much for your feedback! We hope to continue to grow and ensure that many lives are impacted by this fund.

Rating: 5 stars  

Akash was a blunt, strategic, loving person. His dedication to school organizations and the community was inspiring, to say the least. He had a love of diversity and realized the power of bringing groups of people together for a common purpose to help both the individual and group as a whole. He would be happy to know that people are contributing to someone's education in his name.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have never personally experienced results from this organization.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

Thank you for your review. We hope that the beneficiaries of this fund represent the diversity and unity that Akash was so passionate about promoting.

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

This scholarship is an excellent example of the man it was created in the honor of. Akash was the type of individual that did as much as he could and them some more. He was always there to help those who were in need and this scholarship is doing the same by carrying on his values. The short time it has been around, the AKMSF, has helped numerous students to achieve their goals and it will continue to do so for years to come.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping many college bound students

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the positive impact it has brought to so many children

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

from all walks of life, from old to young, from East to West

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help students from all over the world

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

We deeply appreciate you taking your time to review our fund. We hope that we characterize Akash's spirit of generosity through our scholarships.

Rating: 5 stars  

The man behind this scholarship is one of those rare types of people that you only hope to come across once in your lifetime. While I have never had the opportunity to meet Akash Kuruvilla, his ideology and beliefs are constantly reaching my ears. This is why this fund is so important. Mr. Kuruvilla believed in the "american Dream" as well as the fact that no man (or woman) was beyond redemption. This fund greatly expresses these two believes because it allows those who try to better themselves despite many obstacles. I was personally at the last award ceremony of this fund and the individuals that received funding were extraordinary people. They all had their own personal differences and situations however they all had the common goal of trying to face adversity through persistence. This idea is something I strongly agree with and is why that this fund is definitely one to help grow in the future.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have never personally experienced the results of this fund.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

Thank you for your review. The board appreciates the way that people who never knew Akash can still be impacted by his legacy and the values that he held with so much conviction.

Rating: 5 stars  

The ERAU Associate Chapter of Sigma Beta Rho became mentors to students who were struggling in school. We mentored them once a week and talked with them about any problems there were having albeit school of home.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping middle school studnets

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

helpig students

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

of all races and ages

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help students all over the world

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

After having known Akash Kuruvilla for several years and the amount time and effort he put in to selflessly help others make their lives better, there is no better way to commemorate his life than this scholarship that aims to help others. Although Akash is no longer with us, I am glad to witness his legacy continuing to live on.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've previously met two of the recipients of this scholarship. After learning a few things about the hardships they've faced in life, I believe the mission of this organization is clearly defined.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-8-01

Thank you for taking the time to review this fund. We, too, believe that there is no better way to remember Akash than to give the gift of an education to others.

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