North South Foundation - Spelling bee/math training & scholarships for poor overseas

<p>Why</a> are Indian kids so good at spelling? They have their own minor-league spelling bee circuit. - By Ben Paynter - Slate Magazine</p>

<p>"The NSF circuit consists of 75 chapters run by close to 1,000 volunteers. The competitions, which began in 1993, function as a nerd Olympiad for Indian-Americans—there are separate divisions for math, science, vocab, geography, essay writing, and even public speaking—and a way to raise money for college scholarships for underprivileged students in India."</p>