The Transportation Group of John Keells Holdings PLC sponsors the Scholarship Programme for the students reading for an Honors degree of Bachelor of Science in Transport and Logistics Management (BSc (T&LM) Hons.) at the University of Moratuwa.
This long term programme, which commenced in 2006, is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to equip the undergraduates to face the modern day challenges in the fields of Aviation, Shipping, Logistics and Supply Chain Management or Public Transport. The scholarship programme supports their tertiary studies and also facilitates a host of attractive career choices whilst developing a much needed resource base of professionals for the country’s growing transportation industry.
Admission to the degree programme is based on the selection criteria of the University Grants Commission and the intake is limited to 50 students. The scholarship programme consists of an aggregate of 26 scholarships awarded on a both need- and merit-based scheme. The first year students have access to a need-based scholarship while the second, third and fourth year students benefit from a merit-based scholarship. As all lectures are conducted entirely in English, the first-year students are also provided English Language training via a custom-made programme conducted by the Gateway Language Centre. As part of the scheme, scholars can opt for an industrial placement period at JKH. Moreover, the scheme also offers employment within the John Keells Group to at least 5 graduates annually.
From the launch of the project until 2019/20, a total of 294 students were granted scholarships. Meanwhile, as all lectures are conducted entirely in English, the first year students (numbering 291 since 2014/15) were also provided English Language training via a customized programme conducted by Gateway Language Centre. At least 5 students are selected for a 6-month industrial placement with the Group’s Transportation Sector.