COLOMBO: Applications for the scholarship award programme from the President’s Fund for students with financial difficulties will end on Friday,December 23.
Eligible candidates should have successfully completed the G.C.E O/L examination in 2021 and will be sitting for the G.C.E. A/L examinations in 2024
The duly completed applications which were obtained from the school principals should be submitted to the respective school Principals on or before 23rd December 2022. The Grama Sevaka should recommend the income status of the applicants’ family. The application forms will be handed over to the President’s office through the zonal education offices.
However, due to the lack of understanding of the application submission process, a large number of applications have directly sent to the President’s Fund.
Therefore, all the scholarship candidates are informed to hand over the application forms to the respective principals instead of sending the application forms directly to the President’s Fund to facilitate the scholarship awarding process without delay.
To be eligible for the scholarship, the monthly income of the applicant’s family should not exceed Rs. 75,000/- and the applicant should be a student of a government school or in a private school that does not charge fees.
The number of scholarships per educational zone is 30, and the selected scholarship winners will receive a bursary of Rs. 5,000.00 each for a maximum period of 24 months.