U.S. Embassy Celebrates Rwandan EducationUSA Students
U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda Peter Vrooman recognized 9 dynamic young Rwandans who were awarded funding to participate in the 2017-2018 EducationUSA college preparatory program Wednesday.
The 9 students were selected for their academic excellence, demonstrated leadership potential, community service, and economic need.
For the past 11 months, the 2017-2018 EducationUSA Opportunity Fund students have committed their time and energy to improving their math, reading, and communication skills in order to compete for university acceptance and financial aid. They were accepted to and will attend universities in the United States starting September 2018. Those not studying in the United States will attend university in Scotland, Turkey, Canada, India, and Rwanda.
There are many determined and talented students in Rwanda who only require financial resources and access to information to better their educational future. For the past four years, the U.S. Embassy has been identifying academically qualified and highly motivated, low-income students in Rwanda to join the Education USA Opportunity Funds Program.
Once qualified candidates are identified, they start intensive preparation classes for the U.S. college and university admission process.
EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 400 international student advising centers in more than 170 countries. The network promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States.
For more information about U.S. Embassy Kigali’s EducationUSA Office and U.S. higher-education, please e-mail EducationUSA Advisor Emmanuel Dukundane at firstname.lastname@example.org.