How it works
- APSL scholarships are aimed at school children between the ages 9 to 17, or up to the completion of GCE A levels, whichever comes first,
- The Scholarship Coordinator, through local coordinators, informs the Sri Lankan schools of the bursary, eligibility criteria and how to apply,
- Teachers look out for gifted children at risk of dropping out of education due to economic hardships,
- Children identified are discreetly approached and informed of the scheme, provided with application forms and encouraged to apply,
- Applications completed by parents or guardians and countersigned by schools headteachers are sent to the APSL Scholarship panel for consideration,
- Selected applicants are informed in writing. They sign to accept the offer and provide a bank account in the child’s name to receive the funds,
- Each recipient is given Rs5000 during the first month followed by Rs3000 each month thereafter.
On-going monitoring is carried out through the local coordinators who provide regular reports to APSL, to ensure that
- Appropriate use of funds for the benefit of the child – through a monthly statement from Parent / guardian,
- Educational progress: through copies of end-of-term school reports.
- Which determines the continuation of funding from one year to the next.