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February 1 – April 18, 2021

2021 Announcements

In response to the Ministry of Education’s decision to change the national school calendar from January-October to October-July, Bridge2Rwanda has adjusted the timeline of the Bridge2Rwanda Scholars Program for 2021.

We will now be accepting applications from Senior 6 students between February 1 – April 18. Interviews will be conducted at the end of the school year in early August. Students selected to become B2R Scholars will begin a shortened, 11-month program in August. Because of the abbreviated program, only students with exceptional English proficiency will qualify and be considered to join the program this year. We look forward to meeting our eleventh cohort of Bridge2Rwanda Scholars in 2021!

About the Bridge2Rwanda Scholars Program

The mission of the Bridge2Rwanda Scholars Program is to build a fellowship of globally-educated young leaders in Africa with the capacity to transform their communities and accelerate growth in their country. The program selects the most talented high school graduates, helps them earn scholarships to study abroad, and equips them to launch their careers back in Africa. Since 2011, Bridge2Rwanda has helped 262 African students from Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan earn over $64 million in scholarships to 84 of the top universities around the world. 

For the first 16 months of the program, Scholars immerse themselves in B2R’s rigorous Leadership Academy located at the B2R Training Center on the campus of the University of Rwanda – College of Business and Economics in Kigali. Scholars are required to make a full-time commitment to the Leadership Academy without any guarantee they will be awarded a university scholarship. In addition, they sign a written commitment that if they are awarded an international scholarship they will return to work in Africa after their university graduation. In addition to academic performance and English language skills, the selection process considers leadership potential, people skills and the student’s desire to make a difference in his or her country.

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