ScholarX intends to deliver free premium mentoring assistance for the elite undergraduate students based in Sri Lanka, through the means of a Sri Lankan expatriate presently involved with one of the world’s most renowned universities or Fortune 500 companies. This program strives to create a sustainable education structure within Sri Lanka by drawing knowledge and expertise from all across the globe.

Program Timeline

  • Mentor applications 13 March, 2023 - 11 April, 2023
  • Mentors announced 14 April, 2023
  • Student application period 14 April, 2023 - 12 May, 2023
  • Publish selected students 27 May, 2023
  • Community bonding 27 May, 2023 - 3 June, 2023
  • Official start date of ScholarX 3 June, 2023
  • Mid-Evaluation 15 Sep, 2023
  • End Evaluation 15 Dec, 2023
  • Graduation 2024 Q1

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FAQ for Mentors

We look for industry experts and academics who have excelled in their careers ideally with recognition from industry bodies/international agencies for their work or have demonstrated exceptional performance in their industry where they represent a minority group (e.g.: women in STEM industry, entrepreneurs of niche industries). While we have been very fortunate to host a high calibre of Sri Lankan mentors in our past program offerings, we are always on the lookout for exceptional mentors regardless of nationality.
Applications for the mentors of the ScholarX program 2023 will open on 13th of March 2023 and will close 11th of April 2023. Since the application period is over, you may submit your CV, a headshot, and expression of interest to
No, this is a volunteer-run program to help make a positive impact on the lives of the younger generation of Sri Lanka.
No. We do not encourage a dual hat approach as this will deteriorate the quality of the offering. Please choose whether participation as a mentor or a mentee will achieve your career objectives the best and apply for the most suitable role.
No, Anyone can become a mentor. Please do reach out to us. More the merrier.
No, Anyone can become a mentor. Please do reach out to us. We are more than happy to get foreign mentors.

FAQ for Mentees

Our priority is given to applicants of Sri Lankan origin. However, if we have an excess of mentors, will look at expanding the offering to foreign students as well.

  • You must be at least 18 years of age when you register
  • You must currently be a full time or part-time student undertaking an undergraduate or postgraduate course.
  • You have not already been accepted as a mentee in ScholarX more than once
The application form consists of a series of questions regarding your field of study, extracurricular experience and interest in the program, designed to allow for the best possible match between mentors and mentees. The application process is competitive so we encourage students to be as thorough as possible in answering the short answer section of the application form.

We require all applicants to demonstrate a high standard of English proficiency and a genuine curiosity to learn and innovate. In their responses, applicants must also show ambition to achieve their career goals and articulately express how the mentoring program will assist with achieving their overall academic and/or professional objectives.

Once selections and assignments are made, mentees will be contacted with further information on how to proceed.
Mentor information and areas of expertise are published on the SEF ScholarX platform. Students will be asked to pick their choice of mentor and will be assigned to a mentor based on their choice as well as the relative strength of their application.
Mentee applications for this year’s instalment of the ScholarX program open on the 14th of April 2023 and will close on the 12th of May 2023. Keep an eye on the ScholarX page on our website and social media handles for the application link.

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