Shooting Stars Foundation - Break the cycle of poverty with educatoin

At Shooting Stars Foundation we envision a future where all young people have equal access to the STEM knowledge and skills needed to achieve academic success, career success, upward mobility, and a lifetime of economic self-sufficiency for themselves, their families, and their communities.


Shooting Stars Foundation

Helping IIT students who come from underserved backgrounds to improve their quality of life

Shooting Stars Foundation believes that education is the only way to break the cycle of generational poverty. By providing STEM college scholarships to financially eligible students in India and Africa, as well as STEM education programs to undeserved communities in the U.S, the foundation supports and motivates young people as they work to achieve their dreams. See below for key details and then visit Shooting Stars website for more details.

Ø  Vision: Helping IIT students who come from undeserved backgrounds to improve their quality of life.

Ø  Mission : To support 100 IIT students each year with scholarships, training and mentorships.  

Ø  Focus Area: Most of the existing scholars come from rural backgrounds, have less than  1,50,000 – 2,00,000 rupees annual family income, have a single parent and are mostly first graduates in their family. The focus will be on enabling these deserving students with scholarships, training, mentorships and excellent placements.

Ø  Geographical scope: PAN India (23 IITs)

Achievements to-date

Shooting Stars Foundation has sponsored a total of 700 scholars till date out of which ~10% i.e., 73 scholars are from 14 different IITs. 14 of these scholars have already graduated and are working in companies like Goldman Sachs, Robert Bosch, etc.

Scale of Opportunity

Approximately 4100 students get admitted to 23 IITs every year. Around 24.3% of these scholars have annual family income less than 2 lacs.
This translates to ~996 students each year with an annual family income of less than 2 lacs.
With the current fundraising, SSF will be able to support 25 IIT students. SSF is looking to collaborate with WHEELS and other sources to be able to support 100 IIT scholars every year.


Call To Action

  • * Support an IIT scholar today and make a difference in their lives!!
  • * Rs 75,000 per year(~1000$ per year) donation to support a scholar
  • *  NGO registered both in India and US and donations are tax exempt
  • *  For companies that do matching donations, you can donate half of the amount above
  • *  For companies that do Volunteer Hour Grant, the Volunteers can mentor and request grant for the donation

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