APPLY: 2024 Yale Young African Scholars Program For African Students

The Yale Young African Scholars Program is a prestigious academic enrichment initiative catering to exceptional high school students globally.

Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) is a rigorous academic and enrichment program specifically tailored for African secondary school students with aspirations of pursuing higher education and aspiring to become influential young leaders within the continent. Summary of the Scholarship

 Scholarship Summary for 2024 Yale Young African Scholars Program For African Students

  • Host: Yale University
  • Study Abroad: Study in Africa
  • Eligible Countries: African Countries
  • Reward: Full Sponsorship
  • No IELTS Required
  • Deadline: January 10, 2024

Scholarship Details for 2024 Yale Young African Scholars Program For African Students

Participants will have the opportunity to strengthen their academic skills, gain valuable insights into university admissions, explore potential career paths, and become part of a dynamic network of emerging leaders from various African nations. After completing the program, students will be matched with mentors who will provide guidance and support during the university application journey.

Scholarship Requirements:

In order to qualify for the Yale Young African Scholars Program, you are required to:

  • Be between the ages of 16-18 years old by July 21, 2024 (first day of Session III)
  • Be able to participate in a rigorous academic curriculum conducted in English.
  • Be a current high school sophomore or junior (or international equivalent).
  • be graduating in May/June 2025 or 2026 from the Northern Hemisphere, or in Nov./Dec. 2024 or 2025 from the Southern Hemisphere
  • Be a first-time participant in YYGS. If you have participated in a YYGS session during a previous summer (2023 and prior), then you are not eligible to participate during YYGS 2024.

Please take note: If you had previously submitted an application to YYGS but did not receive an admission offer or were unable to attend, AND you meet the eligibility criteria outlined above, we strongly encourage you to reapply for YYGS 2024

Scholarship Duration and Reward

In order to ensure that the program is accessible to students from diverse financial backgrounds, there are no fees associated with participating in YYAS. The YYAS Summit is completely free of tuition charges ($0) and covers expenses including housing, meals, and all academic curriculum materials.

Duration of Program: 

  • YYAS College Prep Workshop (online; 5 days): 18-23 July 2024
  • YYAS Leadership Summit (residential in Zimbabwe; 10 days): 9-18 August 2024

Required Documents

Every student is required to provide the following application components:

  • Activities list
  • One 400-word essay and one 200-word response
  • Two “fast take” responses (280 characters each)
  • Official school transcript
  • One Recommender (who will complete the YYGS Recommendation Form* ONLY)
  • Application fee ($70 for Early Action and $85 for Regular Decision)
  • You must click the Submit Application button on the “Review” page for your application to be considered.
  • OPTIONAL: English fluency test scores (TOEFL or DuoLingo)
  • OPTIONAL: Need-based financial aid

Method of Application

To initiate the application process, interested and eligible candidates should utilize the ‘CLICK HERE TO APPLY’ button.

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