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Pasindu heads to Truman State


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llPasindu Tennakoon, another brilliant academic from Lyceum Wattala recently became Scholarships for USA’s (SUSA) latest placement at Truman State University Kirksville Missouri USA. SUSA is the island’s only recruiter who works exclusively with US colleges and universities. Since ‘01 they have placed over 300 students from all corners of the island including the North and East at a few carefully selected handful of colleges and universities across USA with amazing scholarships with numerous benefits.

Pasindu plans to double major in Computer Science and Mathematics. Truman’s reputed Mathematics and Computer Science departments had been a major attraction for Pasindu. The other thing is its variety of extra curriculum activities which he plans to make maximum use of. As one of the nation’s premier liberal arts and sciences universities, Truman has been ranked the No. 1 Public University in the Midwest for 20 consecutive years (US News & World Report, 1998-2017). Founded in 1867, Truman’s residential campus located in the central US and the community of Kirksville, Missouri provides students a safe and welcoming place to learn - a fact confirmed readily by numerous Lankan students starting with Harsha De Silva MP and Deputy Minister. Experts frequently refer to Truman as “The Harvard of the Midwest” or “The Princeton of the Prairie.”  The liberal arts and sciences exist to give students a strong foundation on which to build their major and opportunities to explore many areas of study. Truman’s focus is always on the student, encouraging strong academic relationships and collaborations between students and professors to create the optimal learning environment. With small classes and a 16-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, no one is just a number at Truman. Instead, professors want students to engage actively in learning and to search for those high impact experiences that transform Truman students into exceptional global citizens.  

The Truman education provides flexibility by tailoring programs to match the individual’s professional goals, and it is common for Truman students to pursue more than one major or minor. But what truly stands out over and above quality education, safe environment and warm community is Truman’s amazing affordability. Truman is one of only 27 Public Liberal Arts and Sciences Universities in North America where students get Ivy League education at public school price.

Asked to rate the quality of guidance received from SUSA Pasindu responded; “honest and very professional. I learned about SUSA from a friend who got a good reference from another past student of Lyceum Wattala who had experienced their excellent service. Immediately after visiting them they got me multiple offers within 48 hours – each one with amazing scholarships. They are very thorough and their knowledge of US higher education is near perfect. The service was excellent and the fee I paid was very reasonable. I shall recommend them to anyone.”


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