100 more scholarships were awarded to deserving young scholars in Season 13 of the CDB ‘Sisudiri Scholarship Programme’ enabling these high achievers to pursue their educational ambitions. Sixty high achievers in the Grade 5 Scholarship and forty in the GCE O/Lexaminations were presented scholarships at a virtual event held recently. Chairman of the University Grants Commission and CDB Independent Non-Executive Director Senior Professor Sampath Amaratunge was the Chief Guest. The scholarship awards are held annually under the CDB’s Sustainability Agenda to uplift Child Education and Literacy which is a priority platform in its ‘Socially Conscious’ pillar.
Eligibility for Season 14 of the scholarship awards is evaluated on the criteria of economically underprivileged students who have successfully completed the Grade 5 scholarship and GCE O/L examinations in 2020. Also, Ranketi Savings Account holders who have sat for the respective examinations are eligible to apply.