The Echo Foundation is accepting applications for students who want to travel to eastern Rwanda as part of the Charlotte-based organization's annual travel and leadership initiative for area high school students.
Next July, Echo will return with students to Dr. Paul Farmer's Partners in Health clinic in Rwanda. The students will spend two weeks in the area, working with residents and learning about some of the problems in that country, which has been racked by genocide.
Students who are selected for the program will spend the spring semester preparing for the trip. Applications are due by Oct. 27.
Candidates will need to display leadership skills, individual initiative, a demonstrated record of public service, and an interest to help others. Applications are available online at www.echofoundation.org., or by contacting Sarah Mabus, 704-347-3844. Scholarships are available.