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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid

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.

Results: 9 students have been selected to receive $1000 in college scholarships each.

Target demographics: Students in the United States who have been accepted into a college or university

Direct beneficiaries per year: 3

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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akmsf 10/02/2010

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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akmsf 09/30/2010

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.