The John Bissell Scholars Fund
The John Bissell Scholars Fund (JBSF) was established in 2001 in memory of John Bissell, the visionary founder of Fabindia and one of the Fabindia School founders. Its purpose is to support scholarships for female students at The Fabindia School in Bali, Rajasthan. Currently JBSF donors support about 100 girls at an annual cost of US$250 per student. JBSF has also raised money for an endowment to ensure the longevity and continued expansion of the school, with an emphasis on strong female enrollment. Girls comprise 35% of the student body and the current goal is to add US$100,000 to the endowment so that the school can provide financial aid for a larger number of girls. In addition, generous supporters have helped to fund new buildings, a new computer center inaugurated, new science block, basketball courts, restrooms and much more.