USAP Alum Shantel and Itai Earn Rhodes Scholarship
Happy New Year from Education Matters! We write to you as we start an exciting 2019, with our main objective being building the USAP Community School. With your continued help we will reach that goal!
We rolled into the new year with some exciting USAP news. First of all, two USAP alumni, Itai Muzhingi who graduated from Amherst College and Shantel Marekera, who graduated from Arizona State University last year, both were awarded extremely competitive Rhodes Scholarships. Itai will be studying Molecular and Cellular Medicine and Shantel Jurisprudence at Oxford University starting in September. We are proud of them both!
We ended the last year with some positive Early Decision application news with students accepted and funded at the University of Edinburgh, Smith College, Northwestern University, Bennington College, Rochester University, University of Pennsylvania and the University of CapeTown. Our current USAP cohorts in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Uganda have currently submitted applications under Regular Decision and will hear decisions in March.
On the school front, we have engaged an architect who is drawing up a site plan and building designs for the school that reflect values of community, sustainability and engagement. We are closing in on land for the building site and are still scheduled to begin building by the end of March.
We look forward to your continued engagement with this project and will be back with more exciting updates!