The EducationUSA office at the Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy – Kigali, seeks to identify and recruit secondary school graduates who scored 75% and above in Senior 4, Senior 5, and Senior 6 to join the 2020 EducationUSA Scholars Program (ESP). Only students who will graduate from secondary schools in November 2019 and those who graduated in 2018 are eligible to apply. Students who graduated in 2017 and years prior are not eligible.
Our mission is to assist our Scholars in negotiating the admissions process in U.S. colleges and universities to better their academic futures, with the goal of producing highly skilled and widely educated leaders to build tomorrow’s Rwanda.
The Education USA Advising Center works with students through regularly scheduled training sessions to assist them throughout the application process to secure admission and financial aid from universities in the United States. We expect a sincere commitment from the students to give back their energy and time to the program and to their communities.
We do not limit the program geographically; however, students must be able to reach our offices in Kigali as required for full participation. ESP students will work with the EducationUSA Adviser in 2020 to try and secure admission and financial aid to begin classes at U.S. colleges and universities for the Fall 2021 school term.
Read the instructions carefully. It is essential that you submit all required documents listed below: Complete this application form fully, providing us with as much information as you can about yourself. We will not consider incomplete applications. A complete application consists of the below documents
- A completed application form: This form DOES NOT save responses! You must have all application materials ready before you start completing this form (application essays, responses to the short answer questions, contact information for your parents, contact information for former secondary school officials, scanned copies of high school transcripts, and others).The 2020 ESP application form can be found here: https://www.jotform.com/92823270168156
- Scanned copies of school reports or academic transcripts from Senior four, Senior five, and Senior six.
- Three recommendation letters attesting to your character, talent and skills completed by a teacher, school administrator, or a community leader who knows you well. Your recommenders must submit recommendation letters through the following link: https://form.jotform.com/92894344419165
ENTRANCE INTO THIS PROGRAM DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION OR FINANCIAL AID TO STUDY IN THE U.S. CANDIDATES WHO COMPLETED SENIOR 6 IN 2017 AND YEARS PRIOR ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.
2020 EducationUSA Scholars Program application deadline: 5:00 PM, Monday December 9th, 2019.