Last summer, Kaplan Test Prep International sent one of our teachers to lead an SAT course as part of the Bridge2Rwanda Scholars Program (read previous article). Bridge2Rwanda recently announced the much anticipated results of the 2013 Scholars Program, and the results are truly outstanding.
To date, a total of 26 students from the class of 2013 have been granted full scholarships to some of the highest ranking US and worldwide universities, including two from Harvard, two from Dartmouth, one from Northwestern and one from UPenn. The scholarships awarded this year total $6.1 million USD, and contribute to the overall total of $13.3 million USD that the B2R Scholars Program has earned in scholarships for students since its creation in 2011.
It’s an honour to share in this success, and to know that our partnership and teaching contributed in such a positive way to the class of 2013. As B2R continues to develop and grow, the future looks increasingly positive for the young people of Rwanda and neighbouring countries, as this year, students from conflict-torn South Sudan, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo have all been accepted onto the scholars program.
This year’s results have firmly established B2R Scholars as one of the top university prep programs in Africa with a very promising future.