Aneesh William Water Polo colorsman, Swimmer and Ruggerite from St.Thomas’ College Mt.Lavinia was recently accepted to St.John’s University (www.csbsju.com) in central Minnesota USA with an amazing scholarship to major in Business.
An elitist private liberal arts school SJU with College of St.Benedict (for girls) makes the second largest Catholic University in US and is constantly ranked among the top 100 private liberal arts schools in the nation. The Benedictine academic and spiritual community which is over 150 years old is well known for its values-based and value-added residential liberal arts education providing the framework for fulfilling lives of disciplined inquiry and leadership in careers devoted to the professions , public life and service to others. On the eve of Aneesh’s departure to Collegeville he was introduced to fellow Thomian Dinesh Mendis Director Aitken Spence Group Ltd and the current Treasurer American Alumni Association of Sri Lanka. Dinesh (undergrad class of ’92 at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and graduate class of ’93 at the University of Texas) explained to Aneesh the uniqueness of US higher education encouraging him to make the maximum use of liberal arts education and advising him to return as Sri Lanka has much more to offer to returning graduates. Aneesh was assisted by Scholarships for USA (Pvt) Ltd (www.scholarshipsforusa.com) committed to make US higher education increasingly affordable to deserving Lankan youth.