About Us

Our History

AFRICAN SCHOLARSHIP EXCHANGE (ASE) was founded in 1997, formally known as Educating Africans for Christ (EAFC).

After a mission stint in 1996, founders Val and Barry Vickery were inspired by the Malawian culture and people. Their visit here led them to their first scholarship opportunities. The initial goal of the ministry was to facilitate a few of these new Malawian friends with the training they needed to fulfill God’s call on their lives. Thus Educating Africans for Christ was born.

Fast forward to 2014 and this ministry has a rich history. African Scholarship Exchange has provided scholarships for over 800 men and women.

African Scholarship Exchange (ASE) feels blessed to have been a part of establishing a foundation in which respectful, responsible relationships are formed.

"We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God."

"We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit."

"We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation."

"We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential."

"We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life."

"We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ."

Our Partners

Our Quality Members

ASE Team

Molly has a huge heart for Africa. Upon visiting in 2013 she developed a love for the continent and it's people. She enjoys serving ASE by helping with media and website content.

Molly Diffee

Board Member

Val's feet touched African soil for the first time in 1996 and she has never been the same. She loves working with these dear brothers and sisters through this organization.

Val Vickery


Peggy has always loved missions, and was thrilled to become a part of ASE in it’s infancy. God has blessed her with many exciting and spiritually enriching trips, too many count.

Peggy McKey

Board Member

Aaron was introduced to ASE by helping with scholarship selection. He is very passionate about the organization and the impact it has on students’ lives in Africa.

Aaron Beckett