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In Zimbabwe the jacarandas are blooming, better known as “exam trees,” marking the start of O, AS and A level exam season by blanketing the streets with their purple blossoms. And so it’s also the advent of application season, with students agonizing over every word of their college applications, trying to find a magical formula for “getting … Continue reading Reflections: Focus On That Which Matters
Thirty nine USAP Zimbabwe students who collectively have earned over $7,728,212 in scholarships and financial assistance, are starting their studies at 29 different colleges and universities this month. Statistically representing the most successful USAP admission season to date, the 39 are pursuing a wide variety of fields of studies at universities in Canada, Ghana, Mauritius, … Continue reading 39 USAP Students Start University on $7,72 million in Scholarships
The applications for the 2018 USAP Zimbabwe Program are out! We are looking for determined, bright, students from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds who have just started their U6 final year of high school and will be writing A levels in 2018. This new cohort of USAP students will begin the program during their April holidays, and work … Continue reading USAP 2018 Applications Are Out!
Six Zimbabwean track and field student athletes have started university on sports scholarships in the United States this month. The six all have represented Zimbabwe internationally in competition with five studying on full athletic scholarships at NCAA Division 1 universities and the sixth at an NAIA school. Five of the six attended a half day … Continue reading Six Student Athletes Start on Track Scholarships in the U.S.
USAP alumnus Terrens Muradzikwa was honored today (25 November 2017) to be awarded the sole Rhodes Scholarship in Zimbabwe this year to study at Oxford University starting in 2018. Terrens, currently a final year Economics student at Harvard College in Massachusetts, hails from Mutare. He attended Marist Nyanga High School when he was recruited into … Continue reading USAP Alum Terrens Muradzikwa Awarded Rhodes Scholarship
Four students in the current USAP cohort proudly took the stage on Friday, September 22 at Bindura University of Science Education’s national Mathematics and Science Olympiad. USAPer Munashe Mhlanga, from John Tallach High School in Matabeleland North Province, won the overall Gold Medal for the Mathematics Olympiad, and was awarded a laptop and $250. Evans … Continue reading USAP Students Win Big at Math/Science Olympiad
When USAP students arrived on college campuses across America in August, they were pleasantly surprised to find a post office slip alerting them they had a package awaiting them. That package contained a beautiful set of bedding for each of their new dorm rooms. A USAP alumna, who prefers to remain anonymous, came up with … Continue reading Paying It Forward: USAP Students Sleep Well
“How do you like Zimbabwe so far?” asked Lincoln Mtemeri, a rising junior at Arizona State University, when I arrived at Education Matters offices in Harare before we headed to Chengeta Lodge where the 2017 USAP Forum was held. In my disoriented state, following a 16-hour bus ride from Blantyre to Harare, I fumbled for … Continue reading USAP Forum 2017: Reflection from “The Malawian”
When I left for college almost a year ago, it never crossed my mind how I would feel when I returned. All I was doing was looking forward, anticipating my new life at Earlham College. Returning home was something I had never prepared myself for, and it has been an overwhelming experience altogether. To me, … Continue reading The Art of Coming Home