The Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) is a high-intensity academic and leadership program designed for African secondary school students who have the talent, drive, energy, and ideas to make meaningful impacts as young leaders, even before they begin their university studies.
Application Deadline: 16th March, 2017, at 11:59pm EST.
All applicants will receive an email with final admission decisions approximately 6 weeks after the application deadline.
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: African countries
To be taken at (country): Summer 2017 sessions will be held in three locations:
Eligible Field of Study: Any
About the Award:The 2017 application for the Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) is now available! YYAS is a high-intensity program that brings together African secondary school students for a cost-free seven-day residential program designed to introduce students to the demanding U.S. university and financial aid application process and requirements. In 2016, YYAS hosted programs in Ghana, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe and welcomed 300 African high school students into its growing alumni network.
Administered by the Yale Young Global Scholars Program and building off that model of interdisciplinary academic curriculum, YYAS participants will attend lectures led by prominent Yale faculty, seminars developed by Yale student instructors, and experiential exercises designed to augment their leadership skills. Participants will engage in robust intellectual exchanges that are crucial to understanding Africa’s most pressing challenges and opportunities. In addition to the introduction to university application processes, Yale student-led courses and leadership training, YYAS also offers students standardized test preparation sessions at no cost to the students.
Type: Secondary school scholarship
Eligibility: Prospective applicants must be citizens of an African country and currently attend school on the African continent. Applicants will have two years left before completing high school and be between the ages of 14-18.
Number of Awardees: Not specified
Value of Scholarship: Fully-funded
Duration of Scholarship: seven days
Rwanda: 27 July – 2 August
Ghana: 7 – 13 August
Mauritius: 18 – 24 August
How to Apply: Access the 2017 online application
Award Provider: Higherlife Foundation, Yale University