Professor Valentine Joseph Memorial Scholarship and Gold Medal awarded by the Colombo University Faculty of Science Alumni Association of North America (CUFSAA)!
We invite you, the worldwide Alumni of Faculty of Science, University of Colombo to join us in creating a lasting and worthy tribute to an exceptional teacher and one of the most beautiful human beings we were so lucky to see grace our lecture halls during our campus days, the late Professor Valentine Joseph.
We have all, over the years have studied under many great teachers, but Professor Joseph was able to enhance our worldview to such an illuminating extent, we are sure you’ll agree that when we look back on the Colombo University Faculty of Science Alumni Association (CUFSAA), in gratitude, has launched a tribute to this magnificent teacher and human being. We have now submitted a proposal to the Faculty to create a “Professor Valentine Joseph Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Colombo University Faculty of Science Alumni Association of North America (CUFSAA).”
Our Formal proposal obtained initial approval from the faculty and now going through the formal process at the University of Colombo. We officially launched this project at Tamasha 2018. This scholarship is an official University of Colombo Scholarship.
Please click here to a see a video on Professor Joseph and the project. Please visit this link for Prof. Valentine Joseph Biography (1929-2017). Please click here to find the details (subject to change) of the scholarship and by clicking here, you will find a photo album video of Professor Joseph’s life and times which we are sure will fill you with familiar memories of this wonderful professor.
We at CUFSAA took the true spirit of Professor Joseph when designing this scholarship. It is a premium scholarship aimed at paying around Rs. 10,000 towards a student taking both academic achievement and economic needs into consideration. We need to raise at least US$10,000 towards an endowment to achieve this. We are glad to say that within just a few hours raised quite an impressive portion of the targeted endowment (Around US$ 3000) from the appreciative alumni present at the Tamasha. We are still, quite a distance away from our ambitious target, and we need your help now to reach it!
The Professor Valentine Joseph Memorial Gold Medal for Applied Mathematics
The Professor Valentine Joseph Memorial Gold Medal for Applied Mathematics had been established and the winners had been selected and awarded since 2019. The details of the Gold Medal are as follows.
Selection Criteria: Awarded to the best student with a First Class pass in the BSc Honours degree in Applied Mathematics programme with the highest GPA.
Established Year: 2018
Narrative: This gold medal was established in 2018 by Colombo University Faculty of Science Alumni Association of North America in memory of late Professor Valentine Joseph, former Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Colombo.
A second gold medal for Computational Mathematics
In 2021, CUFSSA successfully implemented a second gold medal in honor of the late professor, this time for Computational Mathematics. This second gold medal, Professor Valentine Joseph Memorial Gold Medal for
Computational Mathematics, will be awarded in 2024.
Selection Criteria: Awarded to the best student with a First-Class pass in the BSc Honours degree in Computational Mathematics programme with the highest GPA.
Late Professor Valentine Joseph Bursary
Those who know Professor Joseph will remember him for his compassion and the need to help the less privileged. To honor this attribute, CUFSAA joined hands with the mathematics department to provide bursaries for math students in the gravest economic need. Every year we give two bursaries, and currently, we peg the bursary to the US Dollar at US $ 35 per month. As of August 2023, we have provided this valuable bursary for six students in grave economic need and were chosen by a committee consisting of Dept. Of Mathematics Faculty Members.
Once again, thanks to the generosity of our members, we have successfully immortalized the Late Professor Joseph’s name in a manner that the late Professor would have been genuinely proud of.
How you can contribute
- You can make your donations to Professor Valentine Joseph Memorial Scholarship Fund via Paypal. Click on the following button and make your donation. Please let us know that the donation is for Professor Valentine Joseph Memorial Scholarship Fund via email, so that the donation gets credited to the correct fund.
- You can also send your donation checks payable to CUFSAA with your contact information and email address. Please indicate that your donation is for the Professor Valentine Joseph Memorial Scholarship Fund on the memo line of the check. Please email and let us know about your pledge at email@example.com as well.
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