Overview

The Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) is an intensive academic and enrichment program designed for African secondary school students who plan to pursue tertiary education and wish to make meaningful impact as young leaders on the continent.

Participants will enhance their academic skills, receive university admission and financial aid application guidance, and join a network of young leaders from across Africa. Following the program, students will be paired with mentors who will help advise them throughout the university application process.

All eligible students are encouraged to apply, however please note that our admissions committee will give preference to high-achieving, low-income (i.e. “HALI”) students who do not have university guidance in their schools or communities. 

There are no tuition costs for participation in the YYAS Program.  

Learn more about past programs:

2020 program Online >>

2019 program in Ghana, Kenya, and Zimbabwe >>

2018 program in Ghana and Rwanda>>

2017 program in Ghana, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe >>

2016 program in Ghana, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe >>

2015 program in Rwanda and Zimbabwe >>

2014 program in Ghana and Ethiopia >>