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The 2016 Yale Young African Scholars application is now closed.

(Please view the sample application here >>)

Summer 2016 sessions were held in three locations:

Rwanda: 29 July – 4 August
Ghana: 9 - 15 August
Zimbabwe: 20 - 26 August

The Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) is a high-intensity academic and leadership program designed for African secondary school students who have the talent, drive, energy, and ideas to make meaningful impacts as young leaders, even before they begin their university studies.

YYAS brings together students from across Africa in this seven-day, residential program and helps prepare them for the demanding application process of attending university in the United States. YYAS is an official program of Yale University.

There is no cost to students to participate in the Yale Young African Scholars Program.

Learn about the:
2015 program in Rwanda and Zimbabwe >>
2014 program in Ghana and Ethiopia >>


The Yale Young African Scholars Program is in proud partnership with