Mission: The foundation's mission is to encourage and assist development and growth of a vibrant open-market private business sector in central asia by: supporting the quality of - and affordable access to - western business know-how (continued on schedule o)
Programs: Enterprise student fellowships: a financial need based scholarship program for academically qualified citizen residents of central asia to obtain an undergraduate business education who, due to financial hardship, would otherwise not have been able to obtain such an education. During the fiscal year ended september 30, 2014, the fourth graduating class included 25 us-caef fellows. Additionally, during the fiscal year 2014 the organization awarded 29 new fellowships and renewed 92 student fellowships for the 2014 academic year. Program costs include development, recruitment, selection, monitoring, graduation and fellowship awards. Student fellowship awards account for $805,961 of the cost of this program service.
enterprise faculty fellowships - a program for business faculty at selected universities in central asia to further develop their teaching skills, knowledge, and course curriculum. During the fiscal year ended september 30, 2014, the organization published "business education in central asia: best practices in integrative study and teaching", a collection of 21 articles by faculty of kimep university in almaty, kazakhstan and the american university of central asia in bishkek, kyrgyzstan. The collection is the final product of a four-year series of faculty development workshops.
enterprise intern fellowships - a program to provide enterprise student fellows with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience within central asia - as well as vocational, educational, and cultural experience in the usa and other countries that serve as positive examples of democratic open-market economies. During the fiscal year ended september 30, 2014, the organization operated its fourth year of internship programs, with 7 student fellows in the regional summer program and 4 post-graduate fellows in the us fall program. Through these programs, intern fellows gained workplace skills, explored career options, completed relevant academic coursework and participated in civic engagement projects.