Miyuru Arangala, Scholarships for USA's (www.scholarshipsforusa.com) latest student to University of North Dakota (UND) was recently introduced to Prasath Nanayakkara (Royal College group of '86 & Massachusetts Institute of Technology class of '93) Global Head of Business Enablement at Virtusa Corporation and Vice President American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka.
Miyuru, an alumnus of D.S.Senanayake Vidyalaya and Gateway International Rajagiriya plans to major in Computer Science. Scholarships for USA have been engaged in assisting Lankan students to have access to most affordable American higher education since 2001.
UND, founded in 1883 (even before North Dakota became a State) is one of only 46 public universities in US with both accredited graduate schools of Law and Medicine.
According to Princeton Review/Forbes UND is among the top 8 most entrepreneurial undergrad campus and according to Washington Monthly it's among the top 70 public universities in US. Its Aviation school, considered one of the best in the nation also possesses world's largest fleet of civilian training aircraft.
Prasath Nanayakkara impressed upon Miyuru of the value and relevance of US education and of countless opportunities available to returning US graduates in an economy doing exceedingly well. Miyuru's selection of UND, after having considered seven such generous offers, Scholarships for USA was able to attract from its partners located from Montana to Ohio and from Missouri to North Dakota, was based on the attractive financial aid and generous credit transfers UND offered. It's interesting to note that the larger majority of Lankan students (placed by Scholarships) at UND are all from Gateway International Rajagiriya.