Yale Young African Scholars Program 2017 (Funded)

Yale Young African Scholars Program 2017 (Funded)

Deadline: March 16, 2017

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. 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.

Summer 2017 sessions will be held in three locations:

  • Rwanda: 27 July – 2 August
  • Ghana: 7 – 13 August
  • Mauritius: 18 – 24 August


  • YYAS is free of cost to all accepted students. Travel stipends will be offered for students from low-income backgrounds.


  • Prospective applicants must be citizens of an African country and currently attend school on the African continent;
  • Applicants will have two years left before completing high school and be between the ages of 14-18.

Application Process

Begin application here.

For more information, visit Yale Young African Scholars Program 2017.