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The 2017 Yale Young African Scholars Program application is now available! Apply now >

The application deadline is March 16, 2017, at 11:59 EST.


Summer 2017 sessions will be held in three locations:

Rwanda: 27 July - 2 August
Ghana: 7 - 13 August
Mauritius: 18 - 24 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 introduces them to the demanding U.S. university application process and requirements. 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:

2016 program in Rwanda, Ghana, and Zimbabwe >>
2015 program in Rwanda and Zimbabwe >>
2014 program in Ghana and Ethiopia >>


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