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Yale Young African Scholars Program

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.

Yale Young African Scholars Program
Yale Young African Scholars Program

YYAS brings together students from across Africa in this seven-day, residential program and introduces them to the demanding U.S. university application process and requirements. YYAS is an official program of Yale University.

Location of opportunity: Universities in U.S.

Opportunity Type: Full scholarship

Institution offering the opportunity: Yale University.

Level of Study: High school


  1. should be a high school student
  1. n order to be eligible for the 2017 Yale Young African Scholars Program, you must be a citizen of an African country and currently attending school on the African continent. YYAS accepts applications from students who will graduate from their secondary school in 2018 or 2019. YYAS does not accept applications from current seniors (who will graduate in 2017), from secondary school graduates, or college/university undergraduate students.
  2. The countries listed below are just a few examples of our eligibility requirements, based on the volume of applications we receive from these countries. Students from all other African countries are still eligible and encouraged to apply.
  • Zimbabwe
  • Kenya
  • Ghana
  • Rwanda
  • Nigeria
  • Ethiopia

 How to Apply



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