BOC calls for applications for Grade 5 Scholarship Awards 2018 | Sunday Observer

BOC calls for applications for Grade 5 Scholarship Awards 2018

Continuing with its endeavour to encourage students who excelled at the Grade 5 Scholarship examination 2018, the Bank of Ceylon (BOC) is now calling for applications for its annual ‘Ran Kekulu Scholarships Awards’ from students who sat the 2018 examination.

The program began in 2002 as part of the bank’s Corporate Social Sustainability program to uplift the status of the country’s education. Students maintaining a minimum balance of Rs. 5,000 in the Ran Kekulu account a day prior to the day the examination results are released and who obtained the highest marks at the Grade 5 scholarship examination will be considered as eligible to be among the 2000 students of the 2018 Ran Kekulu scholarship grant which is Rs. 15000. All other BOC Ran Kekulu account holders who have passed the 2018 Scholarship examination will be awarded a valuable gift provided they too have maintained a Ran Kekulu account which was active a day before the release of examination results. The Bank has already rewarded the top most performers-those students who achieved all island 1st, 2nd and 3rd place sfrom the 2018 Grade 5 Scholarship examination with Rs. 150,000, Rs. 100,000 and Rs. 75,000 respectively.

BOC Ran Kekulu Grade 5 Schoalarships will be awarded to selected differently abled students who have scored above the district cut-off mark based on the confirmation given by the Department of Examination.

One hundred PFCA Minor (Personal Foreign Currency Accounts for Minors) account holders with BOC will be chosen from those who have fulfilled the eligibility requirement of passing the cut-off mark at the 2018 grade 5 scholarships examination and have maintained a minimum balance of USD 250 or equivalent in other foreign currency for a period of six months prior to the day of the examination, August 5th 2018 and they will receive a scholarship worth Rs. 25,000 each.

A specimen application and the eligibility criteria of the scholarship scheme will be published in Sinhala, Tamil and English newspapers. The application can be downloaded from the Bank’s website and facebook page. Eligible Ran Kekulu account holders must their applications before the deadline- November 27th 2018 to the nearest BOC branch.