Brilliant Ladies from VISAKHA VIDYALAYA outshines at the YOUNG BUSINESS LEADER’s SCHOLARSHIP – Digital Challenge 2020
Four talented young ladies from Visakha Vidyalay Colombo , managed to secure full scholarships each worth 1 Million at the Young Business Leader’s Scholarship – Digital Challenge 2020 organised by the University of the West of Scotland (UWS ) and ICBS. Young Business Leader’s Scholarship is a special scholarship programs offered by one of the best universities in UK - UWS , for the outstanding children in the country , with the intention of providing them a proper platform which will support their higher education objectives. This opportunity will make them internationally recognized multi-qualified graduates in 3 years. These scholarships are given to study the most exclusive degree in the country BA(Hons) International Business & Finance that provide accreditations / Exemptions from 10 professional bodies including CIMA , ACCA , CPA Australia etc. The Scholarship Challenge was executed in the month of JULY which continued till the end of AUGUST 2020 where more than 350 students participated eagerly , looking at securing a seat out of TEN 100% scholarship provided for the year 2020 ( 5 Slots for Colombo branch and 5 for Kandy Branch ). They were given 4 interesting , different challenges to face through the exclusive Learning Management System of ICBS , measuring many aspects and elements in their personality such as leadership , out of the box thinking , intuitiveness , grit etc. The 10 finalists were then proceeded to an interview which was conducted via ZOOM , evaluated by the Directors of ICBS and the University. Among all the wonderful students who participated at this competition, FOUR young ladies of Visakha Vidyalaya Colombo were able to win full scholarships. Let us hear what they think about the scholarship and the opportunity they received.
Shehara Medawala – Visakha Vidyalaya Colombo “The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth – Erasmus” When I was first told about this opportunity, I was intrigued to apply and see whether I have what it takes to be a recipient of the full scholarship offered by Imperial College of Business Studies. I have always had a positive image of the institution based on the recommendations given by my seniors who vouched for the calibre of the faculty and the timely subject matters that are covered. As the former Games Captain of Visakha Vidyalaya, the encouragement that the institute gives its students to continue their engagement in sports and extra-curricular activities is also another reason that made Imperial College an attractive choice for me, as I am a strong advocate of wholesome education. Receiving the full scholarship to study the BA (Hons) International Business and Finance awarded by the University of the West of Scotland was indeed the cherry on the cake. I invite all the youngsters who aspire to chase their dreams and rise above the crowd to try this once in a lifetime opportunity.”
Ineshka Fernando – Visakha Vidyalaya Colombo “Words cannot express how thankful I am to have been chosen as a scholarship recipient. My education has always been of utmost importance to me, and to be rewarded in this way is very humbling. I chose imperial college to pursue my higher education because of the student friendly management. I trust this will make the next 3 years at college stress free and be a huge support system for me to graduate with flying colours. With my keen interest towards finance I found the Business and Finance degree offered by Imperial college of business studies in affiliation with the University of West Scotland to be ideal with exemptions to gain professional qualifications such as CIMA and ACCA. The modules of the degree are up-to date with interesting areas of knowledge which will help me in the ever-evolving corporate world.”
Upuli Jayasundara – Visakha Vidyalaya Colombo “Dreams are the goals in life that gives our journey a purpose and a reason. They are meant to be fulfilled and to be lived. I would describe this amazing opportunity I received to study at imperial college of business studies as a scholar, as getting wings on my dreams. This reward really set all my plans on the fast track and made me achieve my goals sooner than ever. When looking forward for higher studies, what most students look for is to be qualified as much as possible in a short period of time. I cannot think of a better degree to follow in order to be qualified fast with a better recognition. BA (Hons) International Business and Finance degree offers 11 qualifications along with exceptions and direct memberships for leading international finance bodies in the world including CIMA & ACCA making you fully equipped for the moving world . It allows you to be dual qualified within a matter of 3 years by having a degree and other professional qualifications which will make you unstoppable. University of west of Scotland is one of the leading universities in the world offering this degree opportunity for students world wide and ICBS offers the students in Sri Lanka to join with the learning procedures.
It’s friendly environment, modern learning techniques, comfortable and flexible schedules and the excellent service towards us made me choose ICBS as my learning provider. I would like to thank UWS and the ICBS for rewarding me this amazing opportunity. I am eternally grateful and blessed to be chosen as a scholarship recipient and I appreciate all the support that I’ve received so far . Looking forward for great years filled with new adventures.”
Anjalee Handaragama - Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo “Life is a series of experiences, good and bad, yet the journey of life is education itself.” As a student who had just finished her ALs and quite lost in the fast moving world of ACCA, CIMA, CA, etc, the Imperial College of Business Studies (ICBS) presented me with a Digital Leadership Challenge in collaboration with the University of West of Scotland (UWS) along with an opportunity to earn a full scholarship to do their degree, namely BA (Hons) in International Business and Finance. At first I was dubious. I participated in the challenge, which in itself was a wonderful learning experience and enlightened me on my hidden potential as a leader. I was overjoyed to learn that I came in top among 200 candidates and even more so that the lessons I learnt, the mistakes I made, would help me achieve the next milestone in life- being a qualified professional before the age of 23.
UWS is one of the leading universities in the world, offering this degree while ICBS offers the students in Sri Lanka to join with learning procedures. It is one of the shortest routes available in the country to become double qualified as CIMA and ACCA graduates. The syllabus itself presents an extensive view on these two qualifications, while providing exemptions. By the end of the degree, you will have 3 papers to qualify for CIMA and 4 papers to qualify for ACCA, which in itself gives an ICBS student a major competitive advantage among other undergraduates. The degree offers 11 qualifications and direct access to International Finance bodies which will make you unstoppable both locally and internationally. The friendly environment, modern and methodical learning techniques, comfortable and flexible schedules and excellent service towards us made me choose ICBS as a learning provider. I would like to thank UWS and ICBS for rewarding me with this amazing opportunity and I am eternally grateful and blessed to be chosen as a scholarship recipient and I appreciate all the support that I have received so far. So, in this journey of life, as I move forward, I hope to give my best to UWS and Imperial Family and become the great leader that you encourage me to be. Looking forward to a brand new chapter filled with joy, learning and self-growth. Thank you.”
If you think you have the knowledge, Skills , attitude and qualities require to become a scholar of one of the best universities in the UK , you can apply for the NEXT Young Business Leader’s Scholarship – Digital Challenge which will commence from JUNE 2021. Send in your details – Name, Contact number, Email Address, City, School to firstname.lastname@example.org *Please note that only the students who are sitting for A/Ls in 2021 ( Local or International ) can participate in this competition