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All smiles as UKAAC honours our members who sponsored scholarships for students who enter Kelaniya University this year

UKAAC honours members who sponsored Kelaniya university scholarships

The UKAAC honoured members who sponsored 18 needy students enabling them to follow higher studies at the University of Kelaniya. The event was held in Brampton, Ontario on December 27. This is the first time we have been able to launch a comprehensive scholarship programme with larger participation of our members though some had financed such scholarships on a personal level in previous years. One reason for the lack of interest in this respect in the past was the existence of red tape in finding suitable students and on the other hand the process took a long time to get the approval from the university authorities. Thanks to the rejuvenated Alumni Association of the University Kelaniya that took the leadership to find suitable candidates by screening them and putting them on a long list to streamline the process without delay. The interest of the university authorities from the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor,  the staff members and the members of the alumni association was evident at the scholarship awarding ceremony held at the Senate House of the University last September. A total of 162 scholarships were awarded this year financed by Kelaniya alumni associations worldwide. This is the first time that such a large number of scholarships have been awarded for the first time in the history of the university, according to the alumni sources. We are proud to say that all our scholarships have been awarded to the students who pursue graduate studies at the Medical Faculty of the Kelaniya University. The association of the university is responsible for awarding the scholarship taking into consideration the eligibility of the suitable candidates. FOR MORE PICTURES OF UKAAC APPRECIATION EVENT

 

Proposed Scholarship Program – 2018

University of Kelaniya Alumni association of Canada (UKAAC)
  • Background

The Executive Committee of the UKAAC is enthusiastic of commencing a scholarship program for Sri Lankan students in need of financial help. We will specially focus on undergraduates of the University of Kelaniya and its associate universities (the “University”). Due to constrains such as lack of funds and difficulties in selecting and implementing mechanism  the idea was delayed multiple times. It is now high time to devise a process and improve on it until it is regulated.

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  • Beneficiaries

Students of the University currently pursuing studies and facing extreme financial difficulties.

  • Monetary Value

Total financial support committed to a student per year will be Rs. 24,000 and will be released at a rate of Rs. 2,000 per month.  Continuation of the scholarship for the following year will not be guaranteed. However, after a re-assessment of academic performance and social activities, it will be deemed if the student will once again receive financial support. Priority may be given to the student in such instances.   

  • Selecting methodology

The UKAAC will be coordinating with the Alumni Association of the University of Kelaniya to select suitable beneficiaries at the beginning. Thereafter, the UKAAC expects to be directly involved in the process and will regulate the program liaising with the University as well.

  • Funds

The UKAAC is looking for sponsors from its membership and any other well wishers. The cost of one scholarship will be $150 per year and the difference between the equivalent currencies of the commitment and the value of the scholarship will be compensated by the UKAAC. For 2018, the expected number of scholarships to be awarded ranges from five to ten.

  • Acknowledgement

The UKAAC will present an award letter and certificate to the beneficiary and a copy will be provided to the respective sponsor. The individual scholarships may be named in memory of a person depending on the sponsor’s selection.

  • Discontinue of commitment

The UKAAC reserves the right to discontinue a scholarship or the scholarship program at any time.

 

APPLICATION FORM

 

University of Kelaniya of Alumni Association of Canada

UKAAC Scholarship Program

Dear Sir/Madam,

University of Kelaniya of Alumni Association of Canada is launching a scholarship program effective from 2018 to provide financial assistance to students of the University of Kelaniya currently pursuing studies and facing extreme financial difficulties. Funding for the program would be mainly from generous sponsors and UKAAC will compensate the difference between the equivalent currencies of the sponsorship and the value of the scholarship. The Executive Committee would like to invite you to sponsor a scholarship to assist needy students to pursue their studies. Cost of the sponsorship would be CAD150 per year and UKAAC will release Rs.24,000 per year in monthly equal instalments.

If you wish to sponsor a scholarship/scholarships please provide below information for documentation purpose.

Name: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Address: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Email Address: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Phone Number:……………………………………………………………………………………………………

Academic Year:…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Number of Scholarships:…………………………………………………………………………………………….

Name of the Memorial Scholarship:………………………………………………………………………………………….

(In case of a memorial scholarship indicate in whose memory the scholarship is to be awarded)

Amount of payment:…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Mode of payments: Cash/Cheque/e transfer

(for e transfer please contact the treasurer at keerthik5@msn.com)

Any comments or special requests: …………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Signature of the Sponsor Date