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

Ryan loves seeing the Gospel impact all of God’s people. He has spent a summer in Africa and believes providing quality education for the people there is key to successful proliferation of the Gospel.

Ryan Burrage

Vice President

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

Molly Diffee

Board Member

"My feet touched African soil for the first time in 1996 and I have never been the same. I love working with these dear brothers and sisters."

Val Vickery

Founder

“I have always loved missions, and I was thrilled to become a part of African Scholarship Exchange in it’s infancy. God has blessed me with many exciting and spiritually enriching trips to many count

Peggy McKey

Board Member

“I have served with ASE in various capacities for about five years. I enjoy working to create opportunities for people around the world to use their gifts to serve the church and their communities.”

Karen Canevaro

Board Member

“I am a singer and music instructor. It has been a privilege to serve with ASE in helping educate many African Christians.”

Gena Everitt

Board Member

“I have been involved in this ministry for about 20 years. What has touched me is that financially God has always provided our needs What a testimony to His faithfulness. I look forward to seeing how

Barry Vickery

Founder

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 currently serves as President.

Aaron Beckett

President