The Rural Thai Scholarship Fund would like to thank the law firm of Drinker Biddle for the generous donation of their time and legal expertise.  Without this help, it would not have been possible for us to complete the application process and to ultimately gain the approval of the I.R.S. as a Section 501 (c) (3) Charitable Foundation.  We are grateful for their unwavering support.

Dr. Mandel with a Patient in Totonicapán, Guatemala
  Rob Mandel, M.D. is the founder and principal supporter of the Rural Thai Scholarship fund. Dr. Mandel currently lives and teaches in San Diego, CA. On vacations he often provides medical care to underserved communities overseas.

Mr. Thongpan Tongmethong

  This program would not have been possible without the help of Mr. Thongpan. The Rural Thai Scholarship Fund was, in fact, the idea of Mr. Thongpan. He organized the process for selecting students, and helped us locate the schools with the highest quality of teaching. His help and continued supervision has made this fund a success.

Mr. Nukool Onseratum
  Mr. Nukool Onsuratum has been an ongoing source of support for this program. He has served as the Director of both the Waeng Pittayakhom and the Nongluang Suksa Schools. He has motivated his staff to devote the time and energy necessary to ensure that the funds are directed to the most deserving students.

Rabbi Daniel Grossman
  Rabbi Daniel Grossman is the longstanding rabbi of Congregation Adath Israel in Lawrenceville NJ. He has initiated a wide range of programs in the NY and NJ area to help the less fortunate. All students at Adath Israel are required to participate in charity and volunteer work. His primary focus has been on including the disabled into the religious community, and has received numerous rewards for success in this field.

Ms. Payow Chuntaramongkol
  Ms. Payow  Chuntaramongkol is the director of Nonghuakoopuangprachanukror School in Udon Thani, Thailand. In spite of the schools rural location and limited budget, she requires that all students, regardless of economic background, to be visited at home by a guidance counselor and given every possible assistance to complete their education. For her dedication and outstanding results, in 2009 she was awarded Best Secondary School Teacher in Thailand by the Thai royal family.