A Banana Tree In An Apple Orchard

Photo Credit: Alonso Nichols/Tufts University For me, application season was not a summer breeze, it was a terrible monsoon. Put simply, mixing Critical Reading and A level Physics can have explosive results –literally. I remember short-circuiting a capacitor in the Physics lab trying to set it up (the capacitor not the lab) and simultaneously understand Napoleon’s letters … Continue reading A Banana Tree In An Apple Orchard

USAP Forum Earlybird Registration Closes May 31

I remember the first time I heard about USAP- a dedicated family of high achievers.  A strong ethos of giving back, financial need, leadership qualities, and high academic excellence are what brought this family to its conception in 1999. With the aim of providing access to world class education to low-income students, the network continues … Continue reading USAP Forum Earlybird Registration Closes May 31

Three USAP Students Graduate From Harvard Med

Today we celebrate a remarkable feat that can be summarized in a simple headline: Harvard Medical School graduates three Zimbabwean USAP students.  Dr. Fallon Chipidza.  Dr. Portia Chipendo. Dr. Emmanuel Magara. Fallon attended Vainona High before getting a scholarship to complete A level at Regina Mundi in Gweru where she became the Headgirl.  Portia was at … Continue reading Three USAP Students Graduate From Harvard Med

Student Athlete Cohort Open for Applications

Are you a national level student athlete in Zimbabwe? Are you interested in getting paid to play and study at the university level in the United States? Education Matters is currently accepting applications for our Student Athlete Cohort.  The cohort is limited to 35 students who meet the following criteria: Students in L6 or U6 who are … Continue reading Student Athlete Cohort Open for Applications

Education Matters Officially Launched

On Friday, 11 March 2016, we officially launched Education Matters with an affirming event in the garden of our offices.   We were pleased to have representatives of corporate partners and educational organizations, local school administrators, sports directors and career counselors, USAP alumni and friends and family join us for the launch. Education Matters Finance Manager … Continue reading Education Matters Officially Launched

L6 Students: Applications for YYAS Due March 31

Are you a L6 student who is interested in studying in the U.S. but not sure where to really start?  Excited by the idea of meeting with talented and motivated students from around Africa? Consider applying for the Yale Young African Scholars Program. Education Matters is proud to be the local partner for the Yale Young … Continue reading L6 Students: Applications for YYAS Due March 31

Rest In Peace Energy Maburutse

It is with great sadness that we share the news that USAP and Lynn University alumnus Energy Maburutse died on February 24, 2016 at home in Zimbabwe. Energy was home in Honde Valley and developed a bad cough. He was brought to the local clinic where he was then admitted to the hospital where he died, with the brittle … Continue reading Rest In Peace Energy Maburutse

Reflections: The Spark

Every high school student applying to selective U.S. universities is seeking that magic formula that will land them a golden ticket – admission with the amount of financial assistance they need to attend.  They seek an elusive elixir of grades, test scores, extracurricular activities, leadership positions and the ultimate captivating and compelling essay.   I can’t count … Continue reading Reflections: The Spark