Red Cross Scholarship Fund – What it is

What is the Red Cross Scholarship Scheme?

Sri Lanka is among countries that have highest literacy rates in the world since last decades due to the support of free education facilities given from primary education to higher education level. Even though government spends annually billions of rupees to maintain the free education system some are facing financial difficulties to continue their education for two years in Advance Level studies on which they will qualify to enter universities.
The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society has initiated a Scholarship scheme aimed at assisting Advanced Level students to over come such difficulties. The financial assistance will be in the form of Rs. 1,000 a month for the two years of advanced level studies and paid in advance at the start of every school term.

Who is eligible to apply for the Red Cross Scholarship Scheme?

Students of low income families (Rs.54,000/- or less per annum) who had passed G.C.E (O/L) with credit passes for Medium Language, Mathematics and Science at the first attempt are eligible to apply for Scholarship.

Who manage the Red Cross Sholarship Fund?

SLRCS children’s Scholarship Fund, a brainchild of Hony President Jagath Abeysinghe and with blessing of H.E . the President Mahinda Rajapakse is governed by a panel consisting Coordinating Secretary (Parliamentary Affairs ) to H.E. the President, Kumarasiri Hettige and representatives of Education Ministry, Income Tax department, Bank of Ceylon and several other banks and Institutions.

What SLRCS expects and how you can join hands with the SLRCS Scholarship Scheme?

This programme offers individuals and organizations as well to contribute through the fund in their own names through two type of Scholarships.