ACU scholarship for three outstanding students from Sri Lanka

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The Australian Catholic University (ACU), ranked among the 10 Catholic Universities in the world, has recognised three outstanding academic achievers from Sri Lanka as recipients of the prestigious ACU International Student Scholarship which covers 50% of the total course fees for undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

ACU, a multi-campus university, educates a diverse student body that includes over 4,000 international students. Every student who meets the eligibility criteria must complete the scholarship application process before the stipulated deadline. Following this, an evaluation of the application will take place. The competition to secure a scholarship is very high with students being evaluated based on their most recent academic achievement, competing with peers around the world. Despite the competition to secure a scholarship, the students were encouraged by their agents to apply leading to positive outcomes for three young women pioneering to pursue their higher education at ACU in Australia. 

Sonali Manawadu, Briony Ranasinghe and Dilayne Perera have been awarded the scholarship for the February 2024 intake. These well-deserved recipients of this scholarship with diverse backgrounds and pursuing different programs backgrounds, share a common goal of becoming educated graduates who are committed to making a positive impact on society and the community.  

ACU is ranked in the top 2% of universities globally and is ranked 47 among young universities in the world. The scholarship itself is extremely competitive with only 20 scholarship places available annually – 14 in Semester 1 (February) and 6 in Semester 2 (July). The top academic achievers from across the world are selected to be recipients of this scholarship, which is why it is apparent that receiving this scholarship is a prestige to hold. These three students bring immense pride to Sri Lanka and ACU for showcasing their ability to be one of the fourteen scholarship recipients in February this year. ACU said it extends its best wishes to these three students and commends them for their remarkable achievement.