Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) is an intensive academic and enrichment program designed for African secondary school students planning to pursue tertiary education and who wish to make a meaningful impact as young leaders on the continent.
Participants will enhance their academic skills, receive guidance on university admissions and career path options, and join a network of young leaders from across Africa. Following the program, students will be paired with mentors who will advise them throughout the university application process. There is no tuition cost for students to participate in YYAS.
YYAS 2022 will be an online program held from 20 July to 26 July 2022. Over the seven-day program, participants will utilize various online platforms, including Zoom, to engage in video seminars, lectures, and conversations. All relevant program information will be communicated directly to admitted participants.
Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) is a proud member of the HALI Access Network and has enjoyed support from The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale and Higherlife Foundation. YYAS was modeled off its sister program, Yale Young Global Scholars, and continues to operate under its umbrella.
How To Apply?
Step 1: Review the YYGS eligibility criteria.
Step 2: Review the YYAS application required components.
Step 3: Review a PDF of a sample blank application, and start preparing to answer as many application questions as possible.
Step 4: You will need to submit contact information for a parent/guardian, teacher, and/or official at your school. Reach out to them as soon as possible to review the PDF of a sample blank application with you, and be sure to collect the information you need.
Step 5: Click APPLY NOW to start your YYAS application. Be sure to write down your email and password to access the application at a later time. The deadline to complete and submit the application is 03 February 2022 @ 11:59pm EST.
Step 6: Check the “Review” page of the application to see if you are missing any required components, and re-visit any pages that require further information.
Step 7: Once your application is complete, click on the “Review” page. Next click on the “Submit Application” button at the bottom of the page.
Step 8: Check your inbox for a YYAS confirmation receipt that indicates the successful submission of your application. Confirmation emails usually arrive within 24-48 hours of submission, due to occasional delays payment processing.
Contact YYAS Staff with questions as you complete the application. The earlier you contact us, the more likely that we can help you by the deadline.
Please review the Deadlines information for important, specific deadlines, dates, and times. Admissions decisions will be released by mid-April.