Sampath Bank gave away special rewards to 25 students who had excelled in the Grade 5 Scholarship examination at a ceremony held at its head office premises recently.
Sampath Bank PLC Managing Director Nanda Fernando and the members of the bank’s corporate management were joined by the students’ parents and the principals of their schools on this occasion.
M.A.M.I. Jayarathna from GM/Welipillewa Kanishta Vidyalaya, Ganemulla, who was ranked second in the island at the Grade 5 Scholarship examination, was awarded with a cheque for Rs.100,000.
The top five achievers in each district were given Rs.10,000 each with the schools of the children ranked first and second in the district receiving Rs.25,000 and Rs.20,000, respectively.
The bank has been engaging students and parents through the Sampath Bank Grade 5 Scholarship seminar series since 2009. Seeking to support students from underprivileged backgrounds, the initiative provides them with the requisite knowledge and skills to help them better prepare for the Grade 5 Scholarship exams.
Over 10,000 students attended the workshops that were held in Kirindiwela, Wellawaya, Polghawela, Galle, Homagama, Batticaloa and Ratnapura this year.