African Safari Consultants (ASC) feel strongly about wildlife conservation and community development, and always support those making a difference, whenever and however we can. In 2011 we successfully partnered with the Wilderness Foundation’s ‘Forever Wild’ initiative, where we actively campaigned to raise money to combat rhino poaching (you can find the campaign post here).

We also helped local charity organisation Uthando in raising money for a new children’s jungle gym (see more here).

Last year (2012) we established our ‘ASC Scholarship Program’ whereby eligible American University or College students, who were part of an exchange program in Africa and planned to participate in environmental or community upliftment projects, could apply to receive funding towards their academic endeavours.

Mandi Tembo was the successful applicant last year, and she used the money to do some incredible things on her trip to Cape Town, South Africa. You can read more about Mandi’s trip on her follow up blog post here.

This year, as more and more American students study abroad in Africa, we are proud to announce the second ASC Scholarship Program to give them a little help in realising their worthwhile goals.

The successful applicant, who intends travelling to African for research or participation in an environmental or social welfare project, will be awarded a US$500.00 scholarship to use towards covering costs during their studies or field work.

The successful applicant will also maintain a virtual travel diary blog so our readers will be able to witness just how much good exchange students have done, and continue to do, in African communities.

All American students enrolled at a recognised American college or university, who are participating in an exchange program with an accredited African university, are eligible for entry.

The application form, as well as full terms and conditions, can be found here.

Best of luck!