Your donation supports scholarships for top-scoring applicants who may not be fully-funded by a single sponsor.
Research has confirmed time and time again that education is one of the most sustainable solutions to alleviating poverty around the world. Our scholarship recipients have gone on to become medical professionals, environmentalists, educators, lawyers, and the likes to the benefit of thousands in their communities around the world. Your contribution can be the catalyst for a KEF scholar to reach their dream of attending post-secondary training
More than 50% of Kapadia Education Foundation’s annual budget is comprised of the scholarships that students receive. All scholarships are directly disbursed to their school’s bank account. KEF centers around lean operations with less than 15% of our annual budget dedicated to non-program activities indirectly benefiting our students, ensuring that your money has even more impact.
If you are interested in honoring a loved one and creating a scholarship fund to support education around the world, please email us. See below to read more about our existing scholarship funds.
“To help my community people has always been my dream. My community people are facing different problems because of a lack of skilled manpower in the community in every technical field.
Among the many areas I like to help them is on the reconstruction of the houses. To fulfill my project, I am working on research in the structural system and energy efficiency in low-rise residential buildings.
-Birendra Silwal, Nepal, Engineering
The Kapadia Education Foundation has launched a memorial fund to honor and celebrate Ron's lifelong commitment to the importance of education and mentoring young people.
“Ron Diorio should be praised and remembered for being a primary catalyst for life-long learning opportunities"
Daniel And Felicia Schoenewald Scholarship
In his lifetime, Kris "Chika" Kapadia witnessed firsthand the transformative power of education in his own life and across communities in North America & Asia. As an avid scuba diver, Chika was a passionate naturalist caring about the preservation of our natural world. Later in life he advocated for dignified healthcare practices.
A consistent & regular supporter of Kapadia Education Foundation, Chika's legacy continues to open the door to education worldwide. His memory is cascading through communities around the world as KEF Scholars sponsored in his memory as they Pay It Forward.
David asplund memorial Scholarship
Daniel and Felicia Schoenewald recently started a fund within KEF to sponsor students in sub-Saharan Africa.
Daniel spent much of his early years in Africa, Asia and the Middle East where he saw first-hand the disparity between the educated and the uneducated. Daniel and Felicia have teamed up over the years to address social, health and education issues in their community and throughout the world, through their charitable contributions and their personal involvement.
David Asplund, a long-time supporter, sponsor and mentor at Kapadia Education Foundation, passed away on May 22, 2013. KEF has set up the David Asplund Scholarship Fund, which sponsors at least one student in his memory every year in perpetuity.
Dave Swope memorial Scholarship Fund
David Swope, a philanthropist, community leader, dear friend and benefactor our foundation for the past decade died in February, 2018.
David answered President Kennedy's call and joined the Peace Corps, spending two and a half years in India. He subsequently founded a legal aid society in Bombay (Mumbai) and later served on the Board of Trustees of several nonprofit and educational institutions in Westchester, NY.
David mentored Pradeep through the early years of the foundation and sponsored, anonymously, more than a dozen students in Africa and in India over the years. David's sound advice and cheerful personality will be sorely missed at the foundation.