Washington and Jefferson College considering long term investment in Sri Lanka

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Washington and Jefferson College in Washington Pennsylvania USA (W&J), in collaboration with Scholarships for USA (Pvt) Ltd (www.scholarshipsforusa.com), is currently looking at ways to invest on long term basis in Sri Lankan higher education.

W&J is prepared to offer its highest scholarships to any Lankan meeting its high standards, enter into institutional collaboration agreements with reputed Lankan institutes enabling Lankan students to transfer seamlessly after completing two years (to earn a globally marketable US degree at half the cost), send its students to Sri Lanka on its unique Magellan program and explore many other areas to mold Lankan students to become global professionals.

W&J recently welcomed to its campus Priyanthi and Padmasena Dissanayake who have been passionately committed to making US higher education accessible to an ever increasing number of Lankans who have proved what promise it held for them. Their ability to find small liberal arts schools across US Midwest offering excellent education at a price most middle class parents could afford has seen nearly 200 students joining schools hitherto unheard of in distant Sri Lanka. At W&J – full of history, quality and affordability – they found a perfect school for their students.

At W&J each student is considered unique and the school is committed to bring the best in each one of them. With a history dating back to 1780s considered to be the oldest college west of Allegheny mountains and among the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges W&J has been in the business of preparing future leaders for over 200 years in many spheres. With a student body not exceeding 1,500 and a student to faculty ratio of 12:1 it’s a very close knit family and hands-on education from day one. Many of its majors such as pre-med has produced national and global leaders in the past and are ranked very high.