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 a major barrier to low-income student applicants. Admissions costs include writing and sending scores from standardized tests, completing online financial aid forms, paying application fees, etc. Enrollment costs are numerous including university deposits, visa and SEVIS fees, immunizations, winter clothes and of course air tickets. Education Matters strives to cover these costs and level the admissions playing field for our USAP students. We need your help to build up our fund to be able to do so.
Through a generous $500,000 donation from the Bill and Melissa Gates Foundation, Global Giving will be able to match donations by 50% on #GivingTuesday up to that total amount. We ask you to consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Global Giving USAP Access Fund on November 29 to support enabling educational dreams for deserving Zimbabwean students to come true. Together we can help bring amazing opportunities to more talented youth!