Dear Donor and Supporter,
EDF Scholarship Program started in 1988 with goal to provide education opportunities and improve the quality of life of less fortunate Thai children. Assist them to develop necessary life skills and to gain valuable knowledge they can use throughout their lives; free themselves from the cycle of poverty and help in the betterment of their own families, rural hometowns and the country as a whole.  

For 32 years from 1988 to 2019, with continuing support from caring donors both in Thailand and abroad, EDF has delivered scholarships to the total number of 382,048 disadvantaged students in more than 5,600 rural schools covering 61 provinces
throughout Thailand.

For Children in rural Thailand, poverty is not only the lack of money, but also the lack of opportunity and a hope for a better future. Not being able to get a proper education prevents them from breaking the endless cycle of poverty and ignorance.

For the progress of EDF scholarship program for this year 2020, in Februrary, we just completed the screening and verification of scholarship applications from needy students from  over 2,000 schools through out Thailand and finally come up with the total 10,360 qualified students who will be the scholarship candidates for each program in this school year 2020.

EDF has started fundraising for the school year 2020 since October 1, 2019 until todate (March 16, 2020), we are able to raise the total number of 
5,456  scholarships from caring people in Thailand and around the world which comprises 4,880 lower secondary scholarships; 359 upper secondary scholarships; 77 scholarships for students with disabilities; 128 scholarships for orphaned students in the Southermost provinces of Thailand and 12 scholarships in University level. However, 4,904 additional scholarships are urgently needed to fulfill the Hope for better education future of those 10,360 students in our scholarship waiting list.

Scholarship support from you is significantly important not only to help relieve the financial burden of their families on their schooling, but it also gives them encouragement to study and empower themselves to become self-reliant and escape from the vicious cycle of poverty.

Online scholarship donation can be made directly through our secured online donation system in this website or you can contact us for more information and further assistance at

EDF is most appreciative of your entrusted contribution and strongly hopes for renewed pledges for many years to come.
Respectfully yours,
 Sunphet Nilrat
 EDF Managing Director


  1. EDF is a registered charitable organization No.255, All donation can be tax deductible to the full extent allowed by Thai law.
  2. The First term donation period for the school year 2020 starts from October 1st, 2019 to May 31st, 2020
  3. The Second term donation period for the school year 2020 starts from June 1st to September 30th, 2020
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The Education for Development Foundation (EDF) was established in 1987 and was officially registered as a charitable organization No.255
under the laws of Thailand.Your donation to support any of EDF scholarship programs and development projects can be tax-exempted
to the full extent allowed by Thai laws.
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