Apply For The Yale Young African Scholars Program For African Secondary School Students, 2016

Apply For The Yale Young African Scholars Program For African Secondary School Students, 2016

 

Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) is a seven-day, residential program for African secondary school students currently enrolled in high school on the African continent.

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.

Application Deadline: March 31st 2016

Summer 2016 sessions will be held in three locations:

Ghana: 29 July – 4 August

Rwanda: 9 – 15 August

Zimbabwe: 20 – 26 August

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.YYAS is designed for students who will graduate from secondary school in 2018.

Eligibility:

  • In order to be eligible for the 2016 Yale Young African Scholars Program, you must be a citizen of an African country and currently attend school on the African continent.
  • YYAS accepts applications from current or rising high school juniors (US grade 11), or the international equivalent.
  • Students will have 1.5 – 2 years left before completing high school, depending on academic calendar (see some specific country examples below).
  • YYAS does not accept applications from current seniors (US grade 12), secondary school graduates, or college/university undergraduate students.

By Countries:

Zimbabwe

Lower 6th students (11th grade equivalent) who have already taken their O Level exams are eligible to attend YYAS. The YYAS application, which comes out in September of their Form 4 year and is due in March of their Form 5 (Lower 6th) year, requires that students submit their O Level exam scores with their application.

Kenya

Form 3 students (11th grade equivalent) are eligible to attend YYAS. The YYAS application will be released in September of their Form 2 year and due in March of their Form 3 year.

Ghana

Students who have completed one year of Senior Secondary School (SSS1) and have two years remaining (rising 11th grade equivalent) are eligible to attend YYAS. The YYAS application will be due in March of your SSS1 year.

Rwanda

Form 2 students (11th grade equivalent) are eligible to attend YYAS. The YYAS application will be released in September of their Form 1 year and due in March of their Form 2 year.

Nigeria

Students who have completed one year of Senior Secondary School (SSS1) and have two years remaining (rising 11th grade equivalent) are eligible to attend YYAS. The YYAS application will be released in September of their SSS1 year and due in March of their SSS1 year. Following YYAS, they will enter SSS2.

Ethiopia

Current Grade 10 students are eligible to attend YYAS. The YYAS application will be released in September of their Grade 10 year and due in March of that same academic year. Following YYAS, students will enter Grade 11.

Program Details:

  • The program will help prepare students for the demanding application process of U.S. universities through small group workshops and post-program mentorship.
  • The week long program will help students recognize and understand global issues, strategize responses, and innovate solutions while learning from Yale faculty, as well as undergraduate and graduate students who currently attend Yale.
  • Students will participate in a lecture series and a number of elective seminars on a variety of topics.
  • The demanding academic content is designed to improve students’ analytical thinking, intellectual flexibility, and written and oral communication skills.

    Benefits:

  • There is no cost to students to participate in the Yale Young African Scholars Program.
  • Participants are, however, responsible for getting themselves to the venue at the outset of the program and their return home at the end of the program.
  • Participants will also be responsible for any incidental expenses they elect to incur.
  • Admitted students demonstrating financial need may apply for a limited number of travel assistance grants, intended to help defray the cost of international travel between African countries.
  • Students can only apply for travel assistance after they have received an offer of admission to YYAS.
  • On-site accommodation is mandatory, and will be provided for all students, along with three meals a day. There is no cost for students to participate in the program.

Apply Now for the 2016 Yale Young African Scholars Program.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2016 Yale Young African Scholars Program.

8 Comments

  1. gutema aman

    October 20, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    I am gutema aman since learning there is one of greatest hope of my life please contact me by 0949157070 or my gmail acount gutemaaman1@gmail.com

  2. Gattuak Ruot Yiek Patuot

    October 21, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    Hi my name is Gattuak Ruot Yiek. l completed my secondary school and am looking for scholarship, if you accept my application; it be would be appreciate. Best regard gattuakruotyiek@gmail.com

  3. bekan kitaw

    October 21, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    Am bekan kitaw mekonen from Ethiopia.Am a 3rd year computer science student there in jimma university,Ethiopia.Learning computer science here in ethiopia is like simply touching mouse and keyboards togethere.I have a nice results in my university interance examination and even at the campus too.I hope if I study there in u’r university I’ll do better and become sattisfied in the field too.It’s my kind request my dear that if there is any scholarship chance there in u’r campus don’t be late in informing me.No matter in which field I will take.Here is my email address bekankitawm@gmail.com or my phone number is +251917671009.Thanks in regards!

  4. biram bah

    November 1, 2015 at 5:55 AM

    it will be a plus in my life if i happen to be part of the people selected,this will help my family and my country,because i will love to share back my knowledge. i believe this will create a positive change in the life of the people around me.

  5. Gadi Tuyisenge

    January 14, 2016 at 7:06 AM

    Hello, my name is Tuyisenge Gad I’m Rwandan I will finished my study in Advanced level next year i request you to help me to get a scholarship for studying Universty in Bachelor’s degree so please Help me to get a scholarship because I need it thanks very much i am waiting your good answer for my request but if is possible i can start for next year 2017 if you accept me call me my adress is gadytuyisenge@gmail.com or +250783313472.

  6. BAKUNDUKIZE Egide Prince

    January 19, 2016 at 11:06 PM

    Hi! My name is BAKUNDUKIZE Egide Prince,from Burundi. i need the scholarship. plazy can you help me to give me some opportunity. i would like to Backelor’s degre. My adress numb is +25771125851 and My E Mail Prizo_k@yahoo.fr

  7. frew mamuye

    January 27, 2016 at 6:43 PM

    my name is frew mamuye regassa from ethiopia. am complited secondary shool school & I hope this chance. if you accept my application please contact me frew.mamuye2008@gmail.com or 0927654853

  8. Nzamananayo Saidi

    January 27, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    My name is Nzamananayo Saidi,i’m burundian so i’ll finish my level next year.so i beg u please to help me and give me that scholarship.it’ll be honour to me,my family,my country and all over the africa.i hope to be selected.my number to call is+27569116990 or+27571438840 thank you

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