President’s Fund scholarships for 2,970 A/L students
President Ranil Wickremesinghe has issued instructions to resume the programme of awarding scholarships through the President’s Fund to students who have passed the G.C.E.(O/L) examination and qualified to follow the G.C.E (A/L).
Accordingly, it has been decided to award scholarships to 2,970 students from the 99 Educational Zones.It has been decided to select 30 qualified scholarship winners from each of the 99 education zonal offices in the country.
The selected scholarship winners are expected to be offered a bursary of Rs.5,000 monthly for a maximum 24 months until they appear for the G.C.E. (A/L)examination. Once the results of this year’s G.C.E. (Ordinary Level) exam is released and the G.C.E Advanced Level classes commence, applications for scholarships will be called through newspaper advertisements. Accordingly, Secretary to the President Saman Ekanayake has instructed the Education Ministry Secretary to immediately inform all provincial education directors, zonal education directors and principals regarding this mechanism.