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DAANA Scholarship Program 2017

  DAANA Scholarship Program 2017                                                                                                                       

Dear Member,

We are excited to inform you that the much awaited DAANA scholarship program is ready to be launched for the year 2017. It is by far the most important project in the DAANA calendar that has already touched the lives of many young Rajans since 2009 making significant impact on their education/careers. The first ever DAANA scholarship was awarded to Mr Chintaka Thinina Bowatta in 2009 by a collection raised by few pioneering members of DAANA. Eight years later, now Chintaka is very productive to the society as a graduate Engineer attached to a leading apparel company in Sri Lanka. Meanwhile DAANA scholarship program also has grown in stature and has awarded well over 400 such scholarships to deserving young Rajans.

This year, we have received about 90 applications for DAANA scholarships 2017 from equally deserving candidates. We intend to sponsor as many applicants as possible with the help of your generous contributions. The cost of a scholarship is a one-time payment of $100. You are welcome to sponsor more than one scholarship, or a group of individuals can get together to sponsor one or more scholarships. These scholarships can be dedicated to the memory of your loved ones who have passed away.

The scholarship applications have been screened and ranked by an independent DAANA committee chaired by Dr Nishantha Bandara, considering academic merit, extra-curricular activities, hardships and other special qualifications, with the input and verification from the academic staff of Dharmaraja College.

DAANA subcommittee that conducted the evaluation thought of sharing few excerpts from some of these applications to give you a glimpse of the true magnitude of their daily struggles. A meager $100 sacrifice from your budget could help them make a world of difference in their lives/ future careers. Let’s strive to fund all these 90 kids.

If you wish to be a part of this worthy cause,

Please use the following link to select student/students that you would like to sponsor and you can name the scholarship.
DAANA 2017 Scholarship Program


Please send the following information to oldrajans@dharmaraja-na.org at your earliest convenience. 
  1. Name of the sponsor (if you wish to share a scholarship, please list all the contributors)
  2. Name of the student/students you wish to sponsor (please pick from the table given below)
  3. Name of the scholarship (if you intend to award the scholarship in memory of someone)


Please pay online using the secured and dedicated DAANA paypal link OR make a cheque payable to DAANA and mail to:

Dharamaraja Alumni Association of North America 
7909 James Avenue,
Ellicott City,
MD 21043.

We appreciate the help of Mr. Upula Rathnakela for coordinating/reviewing this year’s application process. We are also thankful to Mrs. Tamara Marapane for her continuous support to DAANA scholarship program.

All contributions are considered as a tax-free donation. Follow the links below for event information. Please forward us your comments, suggestions and feedback to oldrajans@dharmaraja-na.org.

Date : 01st-September-2017

Dharmaraja Alumni Association of North America

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