One of UCAANSW’s biggest missions has been to establish and sustain scholarships to financially challenged students of the University of Colombo, who have not received financial assistance. This came to fruition in 2018 and since then, we have helped 36 students by awarding financial scholarships during their undergraduate candidature totalling 1.85 million rupees (Approximately AUD 16,500).
In 2020, the scholarship project reached new heights with the establishment of a self-sustainable Scholarship program directly at the University of Colombo, sponsored by UCAANSW. This was facilitated by the hard work and accomplishments of past and current committees since the association’s inception. At present, we have placed a fixed deposit of AUD 30,000 (Approximately Rs 4 million) at the People’s Bank in Sri Lanka. The interest earned from this deposit will help support 9 scholarships of Rs 30,000 each year, commencing in 2021. We wholeheartedly acknowledge the immense support and guidance received from the Vice Chancellor, Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne and other staff including the Senior Assistant Registrar-student welfare and Bursar & Student Counsellor of the University of Colombo.
Though the planned fund-raising events of 2020 were stalled due to unforeseen COVID-19 restrictions, establishing a self-sustainable scholarship project has proved to be a great achievement. Further, the potential to enhance capital exists, which will allow us to help more future students in genuine need of support, achieve their career aspirations.
If you wish to contribute towards the UCAANSW scholarship fund to support undergraduate students at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka please be kind enough to make a donation. Any amount you donate will help enable a deserving Sri Lankan student look towards a brighter future.
Please make your contribution referencing to the SCHOLARSHIP FUND & your name in the transaction.
Commonwealth Bank, Australia
Name: University of Colombo Alumni association of NSW Inc.
BSB: 062-347 Account number: 10798581
For any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
UCAANSW Committee 2019/2020 sincerely acknowledges all of the hard work and dedication demonstrated by past committees, members, alumni and the wider Sri Lankan community in achieving these endeavours.