“Alvin, they are looking for you! Go to the office right now!” I had just strolled into the gates of my high school when a group of my friends rushed up to me. It was 8 weeks after I had submitted my USAP application and I walked around with a heavy weight in my stomach. … Continue reading USAP: Dreams Come True
Maybe it is expected of me to acknowledge that the going was not easy. This journey has reinforced in me the belief that the things that are worth it in life never come easy. Maybe it is expected of me to express how thankful I am. Words or actions will never be enough to express … Continue reading USAP: My Application Journey
The applications for the 2017 USAP Program are out! We are looking for determined, bright, low-income students who have just started their U6 final year of high school and will be writing A levels in 2017. This new cohort of USAP students will begin the program during their April holidays, and work with the Education … Continue reading USAP 2017 Applications Are Out!
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 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
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
When I broke the news of my acceptance to Pomona College to my grandmother, Gogo, she danced like I have never seen. I mean Gogo likes listening to The Soul Brothers, and I have seen her move to their tunes, but this was like nothing I had ever seen before. It seemed like it was she who had been … Continue reading The Day Gogo Danced
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!
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!
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