Earlier this year at WSO2Con USA we celebrated our customers who’ve stuck with us through thick and thin for 10 long years — eBay, Kaiser Permanente, Trimble and Concur. In recognition of their long-standing relationship with us, we launched the WSO2 10-Year Customer Anniversary Undergraduate Scholarship Program — a program that offers a full undergraduate university scholarship to passionate students in Sri Lanka.
Standing by our commitment to education (we have over 100 alumni that have or are currently pursuing master’s degrees or PhDs), we figured there’s no better way to honor our customers than by helping those who need financial assistance in following their dreams of a quality education.
The fully-paid program enables the selected students to obtain a degree in Computer Science, awarded by the prestigious University of Westminster, London, UK, through Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), Sri Lanka. The program also provides a monthly allowance paid by WSO2 to meet daily expenses and mentoring by WSO2 employees throughout their school tenure.
We partnered with IIT and began the search for the perfect candidates in early August. We received many applications from students from all walks of life but had to narrow it down to four (for the four customers). We selected the students based on their financial need, educational qualifications, and extra-curricular activities.
After a lot of deliberation, we announced the selected candidates last week! Our Congratulations go out to
- Negeesha Divyanjalee Katulanda selected for the BSc (Hons) Computer Science course
- Piyumi Hansika Madhubani Gamage selected for the BSc (Hons) Computer Science course
- Chanuka Abeysinghe selected for the BEng (Hons) Software Engineering course
- Jayasanka Buddhika Weerasinghe selected for the BSc (Hons) Computer Science course
We wish you all the best!