The Bank of Ceylon awards “NanaJaya” Scholarships to 2016/2017 A/L Highflyers.

The country’s premier youth savings account “18 Plus SmartGen” rewards students who have performed exceptionally well at their advance levelexamination for the 13th consecutive year.Empowering Sri Lankan youth in pursuing their higher-education dreams, the Bank of Ceylon re-launched its scholarship Program for A/L highflyers as “BOC Nana Jaya Scholarships” to support them financially with an endowment offered monthly. The Awards ceremony took take place at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) on Saturday, September 1, 2018 with the participation of 562 scholarship winners and their parents. On this day the Bank offered scholarships to deserving 18 Plus account holders who obtained highest marks in 2016 and 2017 A/L examination in the streams of Science, Mathematics, Commerce, Arts, engineering technology, Bio-technology and Common.  Hundred and fifty Students who have received island ranks were awarded the merit scholarships worth Rs. 48,000/-.The other four hundred and twelve students were selected based on their district rank and each one of them were awarded a scholarship worth Rs.36,000/-. A total of Rs. 32.5 Million will be disbursed over 562 eligible students who have sat for A/L in 2016 and 2017 respectively. The scholarship amount will be credited monthly to respective 18 Plus SmartGen accounts.

In combination with the country’s Premier Youth savings account “BOC 18 Plus SmartGen”, this initiative has adapted a similar platform to that which the Government has laid to encourage higher education through “Mahapola” scholarship programme. So that students will be assisted by the Bank to cover up their additional expenses up to four years- for merit scholarships and up to three years- for regular scholarships.The Bank of Ceylon has been conducting this annual scholarship awards ceremony since year 2003 as a part of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives towards empowering and motivating Sri Lankan youth to pursue higher education and reach their highest potential to achieve a sustainable development in the country. So far BOC has granted 1894scholarships worthRs.58.83 Million. Selection criteria for this year’s scholarship were based on 2016 and 2017 Advance Level examination results. This scholarship is offered to18 Plus account holders who have maintained Rs.5000/- as for 2016 students and Rs.10,000/- as for the 2017 students, uninterruptedly in the account from 1st January to 31st December during the year they sat for the advanced level exam, suchstudentss were considered eligible for the scholarship.



Management Trainees 2016/2017



No. of candidates sat for the selection examination held on 29.01.2017




No. of candidates  
a) Successful at the examination


b) Not Successful at the examination




No. of candidates interviewed
(based on the merit order of each district and number of vacancies for each district – district basis)





No. of selected Management Trainees




Letters were sent to the selected Management Trainees on 06.09.2017




Click here to download : List of selected Management Trainees