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Apply for the Yale Young African Scholars Program | Deadline – 16 May 2014



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The Yale Young African Scholars Program is a new initiative that is modeled off of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program. These sessions, in Ghana and Ethiopia, are the first sessions to take place outside of Yale’s campus in New Haven, Connecticut. These sessions are intended solely for African students attending secondary school on the African continent.

The 2014 inaugural Yale Young African Scholars programs will be hosted by Yale University in two locations:

  • Ghana from 11 – 15 August 2014
  • Ethiopia from 18 – 22 August 2014

The application deadline has been extended to 16 May 2014 – Download the application here
This extension applies to all applicants. All materials (application form, evaluation form, and transcript) must be submitted by 16 May 2014 to african.sch[email protected]

The Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) is a high-intensity five-day program designed for African students who will graduate from secondary school in 2015 or 2016, are 18 years or younger at the time of the program, and have the talent, drive, energy, and ideas to make meaningful impacts as young leaders, even before they begin their university studies. The Yale Young African Scholars Program is an official program of Yale University.

There is no cost to students to participate in the Yale Young African Scholars Program. Participants are, however, responsible for getting themselves to the venue at the outset of the program and their return home at the end of the program. Participants will also be responsible for any incidental expenses they elect to incur.

The programs will help students recognize and understand global issues, strategize responses, and innovate solutions while learning from Yale faculty and African undergraduate and graduate students who currently attend Yale. Students will participate in a lecture series and a number of elective seminars on a variety of topics. The demanding academic content is designed to improve students’ analytical thinking, intellectual flexibility, and written and oral communication skills. These skills will be further utilized in small workshops designed to prepare students for the demanding application processes of U.S. colleges and universities.

Accommodation will be provided for all students, along with class instruction, three meals a day, and in the case of the Ethiopia session, transportation from Addis to Debre Zeit. There is no cost for students to participate in the program.



    May 9, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Great innovation for African students.

  2. Stephanie

    May 9, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Ok oh

  3. Nkechi Ofoma

    May 14, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Pls I need a number to make inquires regarding the Yale Young African Scholars program

  4. o

    May 15, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I just sent My “Wizkid” brother’s application in, i hope he is considered….*finger’s crossed*

  5. Yeamlak

    October 23, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    I think this opportunity is good for all Africans particularly Ethiopians that is for good and sustainableknowlage but I think this has to have strong access for poor countries in Africa.thanks!!!

  6. Hildana

    February 17, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    This is a great opportunity but I think these programs need a bit more promotion since almost a handful of students get the infos in time

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