Excellence continues to characterize FAWE scholars at university level. In the academic year of 2019-2020, 4 out of 11 best performing students at INES Ruhengeri were FAWE Mastercard Foundation Scholars beneficiaries who scored between scored between 75-85%. The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program provides academically talented yet financially disadvantaged young people, particularly from Africa, with access to quality and relevant secondary and university education. The 4 students were each awarded a laptop by the university as a reward for their exemplary performance.
In addition to this, 7 out of 12 leaders elected in the INES Ruhengeri Guild Council (2020-2021) are FAWE MCF scholars. Thanks to the leadership training as well as continuous mentorship support provided by the MCF Scholars programme, scholars are stepping out into leadership positions. The leadership positions at INES Ruhengeri held by FAWE-MCF Scholars include the following positions:
- Secretary General
- Minister of Finance
- Minister of Gender
- Minister of Information and communication
- Minister of protocol and security
- Minister for disability