The Bridge2Rwanda Scholars Program is dedicated to building a fellowship of globally educated, entrepreneurial leaders in Africa, modeled after Jesus â€“ committed to their countries, to one another and to accelerating Africa's growth.
Bridge2Rwanda was formed in 2007 to help expand Rwanda's global network of friends, to encourage foreign direct investment and to create opportunities for Rwandan students to study abroad. A few years later, President Paul Kagame asked B2R to develop a new scholars program to â€œburst the bottlenecksâ€ that were preventing Rwanda's best students from competing for international scholarships. The first class of Bridge2Rwanda Scholars was launched in 2011.
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The fourth class of B2R Scholars is awarded 34 international scholarships. From over 2000 applicants, 43 are selected to begin the fifth B2R Scholars gap-year class, including students from Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, Liberia and South Sudan. B2R expands its Summer Internship Program to encourage and enable every Scholar to return to Rwanda or their home country every summer while they are studying abroad. B2Râ€™s career counseling team arranges over 60 summer internships.