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.
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
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Rating: 5 stars  

My experience with the organization has been nothing but positive. The people who run it are amazing. They truly want nothing more than to help deserving individuals be the best that they can be. I'm sure it would be a dream come true for Akash or anyone to see such a wonderful organization, that helps people reach their goals, established in their name.

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

Attending their annual banquet and seeing the many recipients that they've helped.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Thank you for your review. We are constantly encouraged by the personal nature of this fund and hope to always remember that it is a memorial scholarship created to honor a great man.

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

The AKMSF seeks to materialize the life an honorable man (Akash) in the form a scholarship for two individuals whose integrity, aspirations, and aptitude resonate deeply with his own. Just as Akash was a force for positive change in the world, this scholarship hopes to recognize and empower future generations of Americans toward a similar end. In doing so, the AKMSF committee and its supporters hope to make a financial difference in the lives of select individuals esteemed for their potential as determined by their character.

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

Although I have been unable to attend the occasions when the scholarship is bestowed, I have read the essays of the winners and heard testimony from friends attending to how grateful the winners were to receive the awards.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Thank you for your reminder that the AKMSF is a constant memorial to Akash Kuruvilla, a man of honor who set the bar high for the applicants and potential recipients of this award. In his memory, we strive to always grow and affect as many lives as possible.

Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

What's the American dream? Does it still hold in this day and age? Sure, we're so busy in our day to day lives to really notice or consider it much - but the American dream can be found embodied in the lives of many - from young students, to working adults - simply doing the most with what they have to better themselves and the world around them. I support this organization primarily because of the deep impact they create in the lives of those they serve. But secondly because I find the stories of their scholarship recipients inspiring, and I think those are the types of individuals that are not only deserving of support in pursuing their goals - but they're helping keep the American dream alive.

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

Through donating and following the stories of winners.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Thank you taking the time to review this fund. Your support encourages us to continue our efforts to help more talented leaders attain their dreams of a college education in the years to come.

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

The scholarship is dedicated to a great leader and former colleague. His exemplary attitude and dedication to his work served as an inspiration to all the volunteers running the organization. Once I interacted with the volunteers to understand why they were supporting this cause, I could see how many lives had been affected. Their hard work and dedication in reviewing applications and selecting very promising youth is direct avenue for success. I do not hesitate at all in recommending this great scholarship for any donation they seek and hope to be able to continue making my small donations.

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

knowing whom and being made well aware of the scholarships that are given out. The descriptions of the winners allows me to know that I was able to make a small change in one persons life.

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

make it grow bigger and award more than two scholarships in a year

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

The dedication of the staff

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

Enthusiastic and believed in the mission of the scholarship

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

Make a difference in a lot of lives and help a lot of talented youth realise the 'American Dream'. I have no doubt in thinking they would plan well for the future and ensure the sustainability of this scholarship as well.

Ways to make it better...

Information was focussed around application time and donation time. Keep it year round

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

Lack of awareness of the difference this scholarship makes

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

keep improving... the sky is the limit

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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