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The Bridge2Rwanda Scholars Program 2021

The Bridge2Rwanda Scholars Program 2021

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Applications are open for Bridge2Rwanda Scholars Program 2021. 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 Bridge2Rwanda Scholars 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.


The Bridge2Rwanda Scholars’ Program helps prepare and equip African students to compete for international scholarships to study abroad. Bridge2Rwanda’s 16-month Leadership Academy addresses five primary areas designed to prepare students for academic success and meaningful lives and careers in Africa:

  • Academic preparation: Improve English language skills (vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing), critical thinking, problem solving and admission test scores.
    Personal development and leadership training: Encourage a purpose-driven life and service to others. Teaching the heart and mindset of effective leaders and entrepreneurs.
  • Community service projects: Facilitate student-initiated projects to address real needs in the Rwandan community. Teach scholars to recognize their capacity to make a difference and to seek opportunities to serve others throughout their lives.
  • College counseling: Navigate the global university admissions process. Equip scholars to share their stories and serve as ambassadors for their countries. Prepare scholars for the challenges of living and studying in a foreign country.
  • Career counseling: Provide personal vocational assessments, industry visits and career counseling regarding Africa’s growth sectors, employers and professional opportunities.


  • Bridge2Rwanda only accepts recent high school graduates who are 21 years old or younger.
  • They currently accept students from Rwanda, Democratic of Congo, and Burundi.
  • Because of the abbreviated program, only students with exceptional English proficiency will qualify and be considered to join the program this year.

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