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EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS 2020

MSCF is seeking donations from it's members and public donors to help needy students in India complete their educational goals. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic several families are in dire needs to help their children complete their education in these challenging times.

More details are in Educational Scholarships 2020

Click Here to go to Donation page

PLEASE DONATE and help.

COVID-19 - HELP AFFECTED PEOPLE IN TAMIL NADU (Phase 2)

With India on lockdown since March due to COVID-19 pandemic, and the lockdown extended for another two weeks from May 4th, the poor and underprivileged population are the most affected due to sudden loss of their livelihood. During the phase 1 of lockdown, MSCF worked with a partner to provide food packets to needy people in Bangalore. Please see phase 1 updates in below.

As part of our phase 2 efforts, with needs becoming dire now with prolonged lockdown in India, MSCF has identified a non-profit organization Reaction Team (http://reactionteam.org/) that is working on ground in Tamil Nadu to help people in need. Few of our past and present members either are part of the team or were directly/indirectly involved in its work so we have thorough recommendation for the organization to partner with. 

We are also reviewing the needs of our local community due to the impact of COVID-19 in Central Florida.

We are requesting donations from members to help with following causes.

  1. Help provide ration or cooked food for poor and under privileged people in Tamil Nadu through Reaction Team's volunteers on ground
  2. Help assess and donate food materials to local food pantries in Orlando

Select purpose as COVID-19 - MSCF Helps (Phase 2). The payment is accepted in a secured website.

UPDATE: Jun 21

  1. MSCF raised $3309, after fees we had $3217
  2. Disbursed $3000 to Reaction Team to help needy people in Chennai
    1. https://photos.app.goo.gl/7wDLdo2fY6GGJ5WJ9
    2. https://photos.app.goo.gl/hXevBhAXbDXmcF986
  3. $217 will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida who is fighting homelessness and feeding the needy in our local community

For any questions, please reach out to Vijay Shanmugam at shan.vijay@gmail.com.

Thanks and Regards
Board of Directors, MSCF

* AffiniPay (MSCF's payment processor) charges a fee of 2.9% + $.30 for all online donations which is unavoidable. No other fees in this effort.

Donation goal

Goal:
$3,500.00
Collected:
$3,259.00
93%

COVID-19 - FEED THE NEED IN INDIA (Phase 1)

With India on lockdown till Apr 14, homeless and mentally challenged people are the most affected who are vulnerable to hunger and starvation. There are also thousands of immigrant laborers who are trying to flee the cities to their homes and stuck without food and transportation.

MSCF worked with a great team of volunteers from Skoruz Technologies to help people affected by Chennai Floods in 2015. Our partnership helped to take every dollar* you contributed directly to people in need without any overhead. We are partnering with Skoruz Technologies again whose employees are already on ground and distributing food for the needy.

Please click here to read Skoruz's work in the news.

What is Skoruz's Plan?

  1. Target population - Homeless, mentally challenged, poor immigrant laborers
  2. Meals per day - Averaging about 200 to 300 per day, and ramping up as need arises
  3. Cost per meal - Rs. 30 per pack
  4. Till when? - Apr 14
  5. Cities - Chennai and Bangalore

What is MSCF's plan?

  1. Benefit of working with Skoruz - Every $ donated* is guaranteed to be used to directly benefit the needy. Proven partnership during Chennai Floods relief efforts.
  2. Meals per day - 200
  3. No. of days - 16 - till Apr 14
  4. Total cost - 30 x 16 x 200 = Rs 96,000 ($1300)
  5. Can we do more? - Yes, we can. While it is monetarily easy for us to contribute more, we are still working with Skoruz to identify additional needs and their ability to scale. Once we confirm additional needs we will raise more funds.
  6. Accountability and transparency - Members from BOD will be part of a daily online briefing from Skoruz volunteers on daily effort.

In this first round of fundraising we plan to raise only $1300 (+$40 for fees) for this immediate need. Once additional needs are identified, we will perform another round of fundraising. 

How do I donate?

Thank you all for the donations.

How did we do?

We successfully funded the food distribution as planned. Please see few pictures of our help below.

For any questions, please reach out to Vijay Shanmugam at shan.vijay@gmail.com.

Thanks and Regards
Board of Directors, MSCF

* AffiniPay (MSCF's payment processor) charges a fee of 2.9% + $.30 for all online donations which is unavoidable. No other fees in this effort.

COVID-19 - Donation Goal

Goal:
$1,340.00
Collected:
$1,340.00
100%

EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS - 2019

MSCF is a registered, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to the awareness and promotion of Tamil culture in Central Florida and various charitable causes such as

  • Educational Scholarships for needy students in India every year since 2013
  • Help people affected by natural calamities in India
  • Donate time to local charities etc.
Success of MSCF's charitable cause wholly relies on contributions from each of it's members like you. 

MSCF has supported several needy students who have successfully completed their degrees and are practicing doctors, software engineers and other professionals. 

In continuation our efforts, MSCF is accepting nominations for Educational Scholarships for the year 2019. Please read the rules below carefully and submit your nominations by JULY 28, 2019.

NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Each registered MSCF member family can nominate up to 5 students only.
  2. New nominations are required for past scholarship awardees. If nominated, they will get preference provided they have maintained good academic record.
  3. Eligibility for nominations.
    1. Students already pursuing college degree such as B.E, B.Tech, M.B.B.S, B.A, B.Sc, B.C.A, B.B.A, M.C.A, etc., with good marks is past semesters and no arrears.
    2. Students completed 12th standard exam with at least 70% marks and got admission letter to a degree course.
    3. MSCF member personally verified that students' family is in dire financial needs and the scholarship will help ease financial stress on the family.
  4. A maximum of 25 students will be selected for scholarship of Rs. 25,000 each.
  5. MSCF Scholarship Committee's decision is final with regards to selection criteria.
  6. For each student submit one application with all supporting documents by JULY 28, 2019.
    1. Duly filled Application Form with student's photo affixed
    2. Letter of recommendation from MSCF member
    3. Letter of recommendation from either Principal or a Teacher or a community member
    4. For new students, copy of 10th and 12th mark sheets and college admission letter
    5. For current college students, copy of all past semester mark sheets
    6. Scanned copy of Photo ID / PAN card
    7. Scanned copy of ration card
  7. Application and supporting documents should be sent to mscfscholarship@gmail.com. Send one email per student nomination.

Click Here to Download the Application Form

IMPORTANT TIMELINES

  1. All nominations are due by JULY 28, 2019. Nominations submitted after the due date will not be considered.
  2. Selected students and the nominating members will be informed by AUGUST 09, 2019 about scholarship disbursement.
For questions and feedback, please contact MSCF Scholarship Committee at mscfscholarship@gmail.com.


FUNDRAISING TO REHABILITATE PEOPLE AFFECTED BY CYCLONE GAJA

MSCF is accepting donations to provide long-term help to people affected by Cyclone Gaja. MSCF will be working directly with volunteers on group and send all donations with very minimum or no overhead expenses at all.

Please go to Cyclone Gaja Rehabilitation page to donate.

FUNDRAISING FOR KERALA FLOOD RELIEF

MSCF is accepting donations to help rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts for people affected by devastative floods in Kerala. We request members to donate generously.

Please go to Kerala Flood Relief page to donate.

FUNDRAISING FOR EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS - 2018


RELIEF AND REHABILITATION FOR TAMILNADU FLOODS

MSCF worked tirelessly to help people affected by historic floods in Chennai and Cuddalore. 

Click Here to review MSCF's work.

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