There will be 100 students in each session, for a combined total of 300 students in the Yale Young African Scholars sessions in Rwanda, Ghana, and Zimbabwe.
The Yale Young African Scholars Program was created as an extension of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) structure. YYGS takes place on Yale’s campus in New Haven, Connecticut and is open to students from around the world, while the Yale Young African Scholars Program takes place in Africa and is specifically designed for African students. More information about the Yale Young Global Scholars Program can be found at http://globalscholars.yale.edu/.
Due to the intensive nature of each session, we require that every participant commit to the entire duration of the session.
No. Our philosophy is to provide a unique opportunity for high achieving students to learn without the pressure of grades and quantitative evaluations; however, our instructors will provide ample student feedback during the program.
No. All applications will be reviewed after the application deadline.
All applicants will receive an email with final admission decision by early May.
In addition to a providing students with a set of skills that they can use for long after the program ends, we hope that the YYAS program will also provide a space for like-minded scholars to meet, form friendships, and support each other in their transition to college. To facilitate the formation of this network, we require all participants to stay with the group during the entire duration of the program.
The Yale Young African Scholars Program is designed specifically for citizens of African countries. If you have a query about your eligibility status, emails us at email@example.com with your first name, surname, birth date, the name of your secondary school, and an explanation of your situation for more clarification.
You must be able to do difficult, sustained academic work in English, including reading, writing, and speaking with a high level of fluency. For example, you need to be able to easily read a long article from a magazine such as The Economist and be able to discuss it easily with native English speakers. In addition, you need to be capable of writing an essay about the article so that your thoughts are clear, even if your grammar and spelling still have some mistakes.
No, YYAS is specifically catered to students who have at least two years left before completing high school. However, there are many other resources that you may find useful as you seek out further opportunities.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a detailed description of the problem.
A school transcript is a school report, which should include a list of classes and grades you’ve received at your current school. GPA and class rank are usually included on the transcript if those are calculated by the school. (Not all schools calculate GPA or rank.) In order to avoid confusion, please provide this information to the school official responsible for submitting your transcript.
The evaluation must be completed by a teacher in an academic subject who knows you well. Letters of recommendation from parents, siblings, family friends, or paid private tutors/counselors are not acceptable.
You may check your application status online by logging into your application. If you are having technical difficulties or are unable to see whether your application is complete or not, you may email us at email@example.com.