Dear Friends:

We need your generous help urgently !

We have received nearly 500 scholarship applications but we have committed funding only for less than 50.

We would be very grateful if you could kindly sponsor one or more scholarships. Simply please send an email to indicating how many you wish to sponsor and we will follow it up with you. Or kindly click here and follow instructions. You may designate a scholarship a Memorial Scholarship in memory of someone dear to you. Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions.

The total financial commitment to sponsor a single scholarship is $360 Canadian dollars (CAD or in another equivalent currency). This may be paid in one donation of $360 or two annual donations of $180. Or you may donate $15 a month for 24 months. All these amount to 50 Canadian cents a day for 2 years.

If you do not wish to sponsor scholarships at this time, we would be very grateful if you could kindly make a one-time donation or a monthly donation of any amount. Kindly click here and follow instructions. We pool together such donations to sponsor additional scholarships.

It has been a very difficult period for many of us in many ways but for the low-income families, it seems like they are the hardest hit and it has been doubly difficult due to job losses in many of the families applicants come from. Therefore your generous support would be even more important this year. Your donation will make a huge difference not only in the lives of the students but in their families as well. Therefore, for any donations you make, we and those financially struggling students and their familes will be eternally grateful.

Our fundraising drive got delayed this year mainly due to the delay (due to Covid) in grade 11 exam, and exam results, which is one of our selection criteria. We plan to end this fundraising drive very soon and start awarding scholarships.

Thank you very much for your consideration and look forward to your generous and urgent donation.

Lal Samarasekera, President, SLCSF
for the Board of Directors, SLCSF


Brief note of who we are

SLCSF is run by unpaid volunteers and every penny you donate goes to charitable activities unlike in other charitable organizations where a significant chunk of donations go to pay staff salaries etc.

In selecting applicants, we advertise countrywide and select most deserving applicants based on their academic performance, per person family income, special situations such as parents being sick or had passed away etc. Those are the only criteria we consider in awarding a scholarship.

Since 1998 we have awarded close to 2,600 scholarships.

We are delighted to let you know that among our past scholars are Doctors, Educators, Engineers, Executives, Lawyers, Nurses and in other occupations making great contributions to society. Without your help this would not have been achieved.

Our mission is to advance education by providing scholarships to financially disadvantaged students in Sri Lanka who demonstrate academic excellence.

98.2% Scholarships and School Supplies

Almost all donations go directly to the students.

1.8% Administration

Bank service charges, printing, postage, etc.

0% Fundraising

We don't use any donations for fundraising expenses.

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All donations are tax deductible, as approved by the Canada Revenue Agency.