ZFI selects and sponsors the coaching of a limited number of 'ZFI Fellows,' i.e. academically meritorious and financially deserving candidates with an interest in appearing for the highly competitive Civil Services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission of India.
The Civil Services offer about 850 positions a year, out of a pool of 1,93,000 yearly candidates - i.e. 0.44% success rate.
Candidates are selected after an extensive application, test and interview process.
Candidates gain admission to premier coaching institutes of Delhi such as Vajiram, Synergy, Sri Ram, Ensemble, Interactions. Their fee is paid by ZFI directly to the institutes. They are provided accomodation and food at ZFI's hostels.
Cost to support one ZFI Fellow for 1 competitive cycle is INR 1,50,000/- (or US $3000/-). This includes tuition, housing and personal expenses.
Even smaller contribution from you would go a long way to supplement this effort.