USAP could not have been what it is and continue to grow without the support from our partners, be them large government agencies or organizations as well as universities and individuals. Here we honor all those who have strived to make USAP a success through their tireless help through the years.
Grace Scholarship Program run by Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
For seven years now, the Grace Scholarship Program has provided generous gap funding renewable annually for 3-7 USAP students a year, enabling them to access otherwise significant but not full scholarships offered by colleges and universities. The Philanthropic Ventures Foundation administers the Grace Scholarship Program which is funded by anonymous individual donors.
Since 2008, ETS has annually made a very generous donation to sponsor a dinner at our USAP Forums held in Philadelphia, Providence, New Haven and Chicago.
In 2011, 2012, and 2015 AFR Clothing – Educating Children in Africa One Shirt at a Time – have subsidized and designed and produced our USAP Forum T-shirts. Founded and run by a Zimbabwean graduate of Lynn University, Kuda Biza, AFR Clothing gives its profits to children's organizations in Africa.
For three years, African Sun has awarded three USAP students annually with air tickets to begin their studies in the United States. The CEO of African Sun, Shingi Munyeza has personally taken these students to lunch at one of his hotel restaurants to provide them with advice and grounding.
USAP Conference/Forum Campus Hosts
We thank the administrators at these institutions for their time, efforts, and resources in hosting past USAP conferences on their campuses.
- Wesleyan University - 2004
- Mount Holyoke College - 2005
- Yale University - 2006
- Smith College & Amherst College - 2007
- University of Pennsylvania – 2008
- Brown University - 2009
- Yale University - 2011
- University of Chicago - 2012
- Bryn Mawr College - 2015
As the premier membership association of international educators in the United States, NAFSA has been very supportive of the development of USAP, including awarding its founder, Rebecca Z. Mano, with the Marita Houlihan Award in 2006.
The Mufuka Foundation provides full scholarship support for talented, Zimbabwean students who have attended high schools run by the Salvation Army Church to attend Lander University in South Carolina. In 2008 and in 2015 they partnered with USAP to fund a USAP participants fully for their studies at Lander University.
During the early years of USAP, Air Zimbabwe offered numerous discounted air tickets from Harare to Johannesburg and London for Zimbabwean USAP students.
Petersons generously donated 30 SAT I and 30 SAT II practice books to USAP Zimbabwe.