ScholarX is an exclusive 6-month program aimed at providing mentoring support to a selected pool of high Potential undergraduate students based in Sri Lanka ideally by a Sri Lankan expat currently engaged with one of the world’s top universities or Fortune 500 companies. It’s our free premium mentoring platform by Sri Lankans for Sri Lankans working towards creating a culture of knowledge and expertise sharing without the limitation of geographical borders.

Program Timeline

  • Mentor applications open 31 January 2022 - 7 March, 2022
  • Mentors announced 15 March, 2022
  • Student application period open 15 March, 2022
  • Student applications close 17 April, 2022
  • Publish selected students 30 April, 2022
  • Community bonding 15 May, 2022 - 28 May, 2022
  • Official start date of ScholarX 29 May, 2022
  • Mid-Evaluation 31 Aug, 2022
  • End Evaluation 31 Dec, 2022
  • Graduation
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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.
Click on the "Apply as a mentor" button above which will redirect you to the ScholarX platform" , Otherwise, you may also 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.
Applications for this year’s instalment of the ScholarX program open on 31 January 2022 and will close 7 April 2022. Keep an eye on the ScholarX page on our website for the application link.

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