The Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) is an intensive academic and enrichment program designed for African secondary school students planning to pursue tertiary education and who wish to make a meaningful impact as young leaders on the continent. YYAS is an official program of Yale University.
- Participants will enhance their academic skills
- Receive university admission
- Financial aid application guidance
- Join a network of young leaders from across Africa
- Following the program, students will be paired with mentors from local organizations and U.S. university students who will help advise them throughout the university application process
- There is no cost to students to participate in YYAS
- YYAS accepts applications from current secondary school students in Africa who will have to complete at least one full academic term or semester after August 2018.
- YYAS does not accept applications from students in their final term of secondary school, from secondary school graduates, or from university students.
- YYAS cannot accept applications from students who are younger than 14 years old by the application deadline.
- Students who have attended YYAS previously are not eligible to reapply
- Excellent academic records
- Demonstrated leadership potential
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- A desire and ability to work cooperatively with peers
- Persistence and determination when facing challenges
- High standards of personal and professional conduct
- The ability to read, analyze, and reflect on large quantities of difficult material in English
- Interest in engaging in discussions about intellectual, moral, and political issues in Africa
Eligible Regions: Citizens or Permanent residents of an African country
Applicants should prepare all required information and make online application on this portal.
Deadline for application is February 6, 2018
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