50 Undergraduate Scholarships for Rwandan Students at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in USA, 2018

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the USA is currently accepting applications for the undergraduate scholarship. Up to 50 students selected to participate in the program and they will receive full scholarships, to include tuition, fees, living expenses, and travel costs.

Applicants will be considered based on a combination of meeting Nebraska undergraduate admission requirements, academic performance, a commitment to the goals of the scholarship program as well as a qualitative in-country interview conducted by members of CASNR and the university’s Office of Admissions.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln, chartered in 1869, is an educational institution of international stature. The University of Nebraska was founded on February 15, 1869. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a research-extensive institution with an extraordinary focus on undergraduate education. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln consistently ranks in the top tier of national research universities. In fact, we are ranked near the top third of all national universities, both public and private.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications deadline: December 15, 2017
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue BSc programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study Integrated Science that is focused on conservation agriculture, entrepreneurship, leadership, and innovative thinking and is aligned with the areas of need as identified by the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources. Students will also have the opportunity to explore other areas of agriculture including food production – animal, plant, and food systems; soils, water quality and availability, energy and environmental stewardship; nutrition, food safety, food engineering and processing; business, communication, public service and extension education; ecology, conservation biology and climate; and engineering, irrigation, mechanization and technology. Upon completion of the program, participants will return to Rwanda and commit a minimum of 5 years of their career to advancing the Rwanda agricultural sector.
  • Scholarship Award: Students selected to participate in the program will receive full scholarships, to include tuition, fees, living expenses, and travel costs.
  • Nationality: Students from Rwanda are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • Number of Scholarships: Up to 50 scholarships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Rwandan students are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Entrance Requirements: The CUSP Scholarship is a full scholarship that covers all tuition, books, living expenses, and fees for a 4-year (120 credit hour) bachelor’s degree in Integrated Sciences.

At the time of application, an applicant must:

Meet all University of Nebraska-Lincoln admission requirements? Hold Rwandan citizenship? Have graduated from high school by the start of the academic year the applicant is applying for or be a transfer student from a university in Rwanda? Must meet University of Nebraska-Lincoln English proficiency requirements for full admission1

  • TOEFL score of 70 with a written subscore of 20
  • IELTS score of 6.0with a written subscore of 5.5
  • An English Proficiency Exam will be offered to students selected for an interview that have not taken the TOEFL or IELTS.

Interest in agricultural field of study (food production – animal, plant and food systems; conservation agriculture, soils, water quantity and availability; energy and environmental stewardship; business, entrepreneurship and leadership; nutrition, food safety, food engineering and processing; communication, public service and extension education; ecology, conservation biology and climate; and engineering, irrigation, mechanization and technology).

English Language Requirements: Must meet University of Nebraska-Lincoln English proficiency requirements for full admission1

  • TOEFL score of 70 with a written subscore of 20
  • IELTS score of 6.0with a written subscore of 5.5
  • An English Proficiency Exam will be offered to students selected for an interview that have not taken the TOEFL or IELTS.

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Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Scholarship Application forms and more details are available on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln website: cusp.unl.edu. All applications should be submitted online through the University Website.

Be able to provide the following:

  • Stamped copy of S4, S5 and S6 academic transcripts with class ranking
  • Stamped copy of academic transcript from your university, if you are a student attending university
  • Copy of national exam results

The 500-words essay answering “Why are you passionate about pursuing a career aligned with Rwandan agriculture?”

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