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Yale Young African Scholars Programme in USA 2021

Yale University in the United States welcomes applications from secondary school candidates for the Yale Young African Scholars Programme in 2021.

Yale Young African Scholars Programme (YYAS) is a rigorous academic and enhancement program structured for African secondary school scholars intending to pursue tertiary education and who desire to make substantial impact as young leaders on the continent. Candidates are exposed to the demanding university admission and financial assistance procedures, go to college-style workshops led by Yale University candidates, and create a network of peers from all over the continent. New this year, candidates will also take part in career guidance seminars in their area of interest: technology, communications, entrepreneurship, or public health.

Presently in its eighth year of programming, YYAS has served over 1,600 scholars and has united young leaders from over 40 nations all over Africa. Due to ongoing the global pandemic, YYAS 2021 will be an online program. YYAS will be holding a seven-day virtual session with the use of different digital platforms between 21st July and 28th July 2021. Appropriate program details will be communicated directly through email to students granted admission.

The Yale Young African Scholars Programme is an official program of Yale University.

The Yale Young African Scholars Programme is a proud associate of the HALI Access Network and has gotten backing from The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale and Higherlife Foundation. YYAS was structured after its sister program, Yale Young Global Scholars, and keeps on operating under its umbrella. 

Worth of Yale Young African Scholars Programme

  • Partakers will improve their academic skills, get university admission and financial assistance application guidance, and become a part of a network of young leaders from all over Africa.
  • Succeeding the seven-day program, candidates will be matched with mentors who will help guide them all through the university application procedure.
  • There is no tuition expense for candidates to take part in Yale Young African Scholars Programme.
  • Due to the ongoing global pandemic, YYAS 2021 will be an online program.

Eligibility for Yale Young African Scholars Programme

  • Prospective candidates are required to be current secondary school scholars in Africa who have one term to one complete academic session left to finish after August 2021.
  • Furthermore, candidates have to be nationals or permanent residents of an African nation.
  • Chosen candidates will be self-starters who possess an interest in seeking post-secondary education, are in exceptional academic standing, and display leadership potential.

To apply to Yale Young African Scholars Programme, candidates are required to fulfil all of the following criteria:

  • Age: You have to be a minimum of 14 years old by application closing date in order to be given consideration. Please be aware that a typical YYAS candidate is between the ages of 15 and 18.
  • English: You have to be able to take part in a demanding academic curriculum carried out in English.
  • Citizenship: You have to be a national or permanent resident of an African nation. YYAS will also take applications from refugees residing in an African nation.
  • School location: You have to presently attend school in an African nation.
  • If you are presently in your last year or term of secondary school, have prior to now graduated secondary school, or are a university scholar, then you are NOT qualified to apply.

How to Apply for Yale Young African Scholars Programme

  • To submit an application, candidates have to submit an online application that comprises one essay and two short-answer prompts.
  • Candidates have to also upload an official school transcript or grade report and also submit the contact details for one teacher who knows them well enough to complete an online recommendation form.
  • For additional details, please send an email to [email protected] or go to their website. You can also check them out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay informed on all program news and announcements.

Application Deadline

All constituents of the application must be submitted by February 16, 2021.

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