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English Language Scholarship

Scholarships for Human Rights Activism:

  • Roméo Dallaire Scholarship, Lewis & Clark, Portland Oregon
  • Carl and Teresa Wilkens Scholarship, Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas

You may apply for one or both of the scholarships with this single application. Each scholarship covers the total cost of one academic year of residential studies in an accredited intensive English program (IEP). 

Candidate Requirements

Successful candidates will have a:

  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights involvement in Rwanda.
  • Secondary school/or university diploma and transcripts/grades/marks.
  • Minimum average national and university exam marks of 60%.
  • Demonstrated English proficiency at an intermediate or advanced academic level.
  • Demonstrated financial need.
  • Valid passport.
  • Commitment to returning to their home country and contributing to their society.

Application Checklist

All steps below must be completed and documents must be submitted via email no later than November 20, 2015.

Complete the scholarship application.  

  1.  Scan and email the following documents to
    • A copy of your passport. 
    • Two letters of recommendation documenting past and current human rights involvement. May be in French or English and must be sent directly from the referee.
    • Transcripts or marks and exam results for secondary school and/or university studies.
    • Proof of English language proficiency.  If your transcripts do not list English classes, you may submit a writing sample by completing the online writing exercise.
  2. Submit answers to the following four questions to
    • Describe in detail your current involvement and interest (paid or volunteer) in human rights activities and causes in your country.
    • What is your current occupation?  How does your current work allow you to contribute to your country’s society?
    • How would the opportunity to develop advanced English language skills ultimately assist you in contributing to conflict resolution and the promotion of human rights in your country?  Explain what you will do when you return.  How do you hope to apply what you have learned at Lewis & Clark?
    • What contributions would or could you make to the Lewis & Clark community if you were awarded the scholarship?  Please give examples.

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