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.

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