Applications For Yale Young African Scholars 2020

DEADLINE: February 12, 2020

The Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) Program was conceived in 2013 by a group of African undergraduate and graduate students at Yale University.

Their goal was to share their knowledge and experience of studying in the U.S. with some of the continent’s most talented secondary school students, and to help them prepare for the demanding university application process.

The Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) Program was conceived in 2013 by a group of African undergraduate and graduate students at Yale University. Their goal was to share their knowledge and experience of studying in the U.S. with some of the continent’s most talented secondary school students, and to help them prepare for the demanding university application process.

Applications for 2020 YYAS is open.

The vision of YYAS is to mentor and support African secondary school students to become Africa’s next generation of leaders and engaged citizens. Participants in the YYAS program will emerge with an expanded knowledge base, friendships forged with peers from around the continent, and direct access to university student mentors who will help guide them through the university admissions and financial aid application processes.

TO APPLY

ELIGIBILTY:

In order to apply to YYAS, applicants MUST fulfill all of the following requirements:
  • Age: You must be at least 14 years old by the application deadline (12 February 2020) in order to be considered. Please note that a typical YYAS student is between the ages of 15 and 18
  • English: You must be able to participate in a rigorous academic curriculum conducted in English.
  • Citizenship: You must be a citizen or permanent resident of an African country. YYAS will also accept applications from refugees living in an African country.
  • School location: You must currently attend school in an African country.
  • Graduation date: If you attend school in the Northern Hemisphere, you must be graduating secondary school by earliest May/June 2021. If you attend school in the Southern Hemisphere, you must be graduating secondary school by earliest November/December 2020. 

NOTE: Students who will graduate secondary school before August 2020 are NOT eligible to apply.

If you are currently in your final year or term of secondary school, have already graduated secondary school, or are a university student, then you are NOT eligible to apply.

For questions, please visit FAQs page,

Or email at african.scholars@yale.edu.

Read More About The REQUIREMENTS

APPLY HERE

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