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Yale University Young African Scholars (YYAS) 2020 Application Is Now Open

The Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) is excited to announce that that 2020 application is now available online! Thanks to generous support from the Higherlife Foundation, YYAS is now entering its seventh year of programming. Since 2014, YYAS has been bringing together talented and driven secondary school students from across Africa. For eight days per session, students between the ages of 14 and 18 gather for a tuition-free intensive academic and residential program. In 2020, YYAS will be held in three locations between late July and August: Ghana, Kenya, and Zimbabwe.

Yale University Young African Scholars (YYAS) 2020 Application Is Now Open

Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) is an intensive academic and enrichment program designed for African secondary school students planning to pursue tertiary education and who wish to make meaningful impact as young leaders on the continent.

Participants will enhance their academic skills, receive university admission and financial aid application guidance, and join a network of young leaders from across Africa. Following the eight-day program, students will be paired with mentors who will help advise them throughout the university application process. There are no tuition, meal, or lodging costs for students to participate in YYAS.

YYAS is an official program of Yale University.

The Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) program is in proud partnership with the Higherlife Foundation and is a member of the HALI Access Network, with additional support from The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.

Eligibility Requirements

Prospective applicants must be current secondary school students in Africa who have one term to one full academic year left to complete after August 2020. In addition, applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of an African country.

To apply, students must submit an online application that includes one essay and two short-answer prompts. Students must also upload an official school transcript or grade report as well as provide the contact information for one teacher who knows them well enough to fill out an online recommendation form. The deadline to submit all materials is 12th February 2020 at 11:59pm EST.


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