Mahapola Scholarships are awarded by the Mahapola Trust Fund and the number of scholarships to be awarded in a particular year is determined by the Fund.
Step 1All successful candidates will be sent an application form for a Mahapola Scholarship by the UGC.
Step 2Duly filled application forms along with required documents be submitted to the UGC through the Grama Niladari and the Divisional Secretary of the respective area of residence on or before the closing date specified in the Application form.
Step 3All the applications are entered to a computerized system and a reference number unique to each applicant is generated for each application.
Step 4Incomplete applications will be rejected and notified to the applicant in writing.
Step 5Acknowledgement card informing the receipt of the Mahapola Scholarship application form with a reference number is sent to each candidate.
Selections are done by the UGC according to four subject streams (ie. Arts, Commerce, Bio Science and Physical Science) on the basis of,
- Merit (the top 10% of each subject stream will be selected under this method.)
- Need (based on the annual income, Z score and the District from where the candidate has been selected for admissions.)
Step 7The list of selected candidates will be sent by the UGC to the Mahapola Trust Fund and Candidates selected for Mahapola Scholarships will be informed by the Trust Fund.