Coming Home – USAP Forum 2017


We are excited to announce that this year the USAP Forum is coming home! A weekend of dialogue and debate, creative thought and innovation, the 2017 USAP Forum promises to be one of the most vibrant gatherings of the new year.  After over a decade of conferences taking place at various U.S. college and university campuses, … Continue reading Coming Home – USAP Forum 2017

Ten USAPers Accepted With Over $2,5 Million In Scholarships


Ten members of Education Matters’ first USAP Cohort have been accepted during the Early Decision/Early Action application round with full scholarships to attend top colleges and universities in the United States. The ten, who have collectively earned over $2.5 million in scholarships over the four years of their education, will begin studies in August 2017. … Continue reading Ten USAPers Accepted With Over $2,5 Million In Scholarships

ZCC: Getting My Feet Wet As An Engineer


Have you ever imagined a day in the life of a mechanical engineer at a Telecommunications Company in Zimbabwe? I personally had that experience over this past summer when I interned with Liquid Telecoms, a fast-growing Pan-African Telecommunications Company. This brilliant opportunity was made possible by Zimbabwe Career Connect Internship Program. After spending two months … Continue reading ZCC: Getting My Feet Wet As An Engineer

YYAS Applications Are Open!


The Yale Young African Scholars program (YYAS) is a seven-day, residential program for African secondary school students currently enrolled in high school on the African continent. YYAS is designed for students who will graduate from secondary school in 2018 are 18 years or younger at the time of the program (L6 in 2017 in Zimbabwe), … Continue reading YYAS Applications Are Open!

Zimbabwe Career Connect 2017 Application Is Open!


Are you a Zimbabwean student currently at a university in the United States or Canada? Are you thinking through your options of how you want to spend your summer, June-July 2017? Have you ever had intensive professional experience in Zimbabwe?  This is your chance! The Zimbabwe Career Connect Internship Program matches Zimbabwean students who are … Continue reading Zimbabwe Career Connect 2017 Application Is Open!

Two USAP Alum Win Rhodes Scholarships


The USAP family is celebrating another amazing success as USAP alumni Ngoni Mugwisi and Lilian Dube have won this year’s two Zimbabwean Rhodes Scholarships. Ngoni, who studied O levels at Mkoba High and A levels at Thornhill High in Gweru, is currently a final year student at Arizona State University, where he is part of the … Continue reading Two USAP Alum Win Rhodes Scholarships

Join Us – Donate on #GivingTuesday


Education Matters has launched a USAP Access Fund on Global Giving US and Global Giving UK online giving platforms.  We are part of #GivingTuesday on 29 November and are aiming to reach our goal of a $20,000 fund in donations on that day. There are numerous hidden costs when applying and enrolling an international universities, costs which can be … Continue reading Join Us – Donate on #GivingTuesday

Calling Talented L6 Student Athletes For 2017 Cohort


As our current cohort of U6 students are applying to begin their studies in the United States in 2017, Education Matters is currently seeking L6 students who will apply for 2018 admission.  The Student Athlete Cohort assists highly motivated high school student athletes, who want to continue both their academics and sport at a high level, … Continue reading Calling Talented L6 Student Athletes For 2017 Cohort

Building The Network: USAP Forum 2016 Report


The annual USAP Forum was held under the theme “Building the USAP Network, Empowering Communities”  July 15-17 at Smith and Amherst Colleges. The conference aimed to foster strong connections within USAP and to expand the network to benefit our communities. We envisioned that at the end of the forum, USAP would be leveraged into a more robust … Continue reading Building The Network: USAP Forum 2016 Report