Yale Young African Scholars Program 2018 Application (Accra and Kigali) 

Yale Young African Scholars Program 2018 Application (Accra and Kigali) 
Deadline:February 06, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.
The Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) is an intensive academic and enrichment program designed for African secondary school students planning to pursue tertiary education and who wish to make meaningful impact as young leaders on the continent.

Participants will enhance their academic skills, receive university admission and financial aid application guidance, and join a network of young leaders from across Africa. Following the program, students will be paired with mentors from local organizations and U.S. university students who will help advise them throughout the university application process. There is no cost to students to participate in YYAS.

YYAS is an official program of Yale University.

YYAS 2018 will be held in two locations:

  • 29 July – 7 August in Kigali, Rwanda

  • 11 – 20 August in Accra, Ghana

The Yale Young African Scholars Program is in proud partnership with the Highlife Foundation and is a member of the HALI Access Network, with additional support from The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.

There is no cost to students to participate in the Program. Room and board will be provided for all students, along with three meals a day.

Eligibility Criteria

  • African secondary school students between the ages of 14–18 for a cost-free, intensive academic and residential program. 
  • YYAS accepts applications from current secondary school students in Africa who will have to complete at least one full academic term or semester after August 2018. In addition, applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of an African country.
  • YYAS does not accept applications from students in their final term of secondary school, from secondary school graduates, or from university students.
  • YYAS cannot accept applications from students who are younger than 14 years old by the application deadline.
  • Students who have attended YYAS previously are not eligible to reapply, but are encouraged to apply for the Yale Young Global Scholars Program.

Eligible Country : Algeria, Angola , Benin ,Botswana, Burkina Faso , Burundi , Cape Verde, Cameroon , Central African Republic,Chad , Comoros , Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti , Egypt , Equatorial Guinea ,Eritrea , Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia , Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau , Kenya , Lesotho ,Liberia , Libya , Madagascar, Malawi , Mali , Mauritania, Mauritius , Morocco, Mozambique , Namibia, Niger , Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal , Seychelles, Sierra Leone , Somalia, South Africa , South Sudan , Sudan, Swaziland , Tanzania , Togo, Tunisia , Uganda , Zambia , Zimbabwe.
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