African Scholarship Program of American Universities (ASPAU)
ASPAU officially commenced on April 1, 1961 for the general purpose of enabling highly qualified African secondary school graduates to obtain first degree training at United
States institutions of higher learning.
Under its auspices, 1,594 grants were made from 1961 to 1970 and, in addition,
twenty African Transfer Study Awards (ATSA) were given in 1971-1972. These study grants and awards were distributed amongst 236 participating American colleges and universities to trainees from 34 African countries.