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The Scholars

Every year, the Mastercard Foundation Scholars program welcomes new undergraduates and graduates from sub-Saharan Africa to Michigan State University's campus. These Scholars have demonstrated academic talent and have a personal commitment to give back to their countries.

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Espoir Tuyisenge

Cohort: 2014
Country: Rwanda
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Major: Food Industry Management
College: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Biography: Espoir studies Agribusiness Management and is from Rwanda, the Thousand Hills Nation, where Agriculture is the primary source of income. Espoir was fortunate to work in an agricultural project where he met Rwandan farmers. He discovered that farmers could maximize their profits with increased knowledge of business practices. Espoir was inspired to get the best education and experience at MSU in Agribusiness so one day he can help Rwandan farmers build their own businesses. After graduation, he wants to go back to Rwanda and collaborate with other experts to help farmers establish various types of Agribusiness ventures, including light food companies.
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