2014 Yale Young African Scholars Program


Application Deadline: 9 May 2014

The Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) is a high-intensity five-day program designed for African secondary school students (entering their second to last year) with talent, drive, energy, and ideas to make meaningful impacts as young leaders, even before they begin their university studies. The Yale Young African Scholars Program is an official program of Yale University.

The 2014 inaugural Yale Young African Scholars programs will be hosted by Yale University in two locations:

Ghana from 11 – 15 August 2014

Ethiopia from 18 – 22 August 2014

For Whom:

These sessions are intended solely for African students attending secondary school on the African continent.

The Programme:

  • The programs will help students recognize and understand global issues, strategize responses, and innovate solutions while learning from Yale faculty and African undergraduate and graduate students who currently attend Yale.
  • Students will participate in a lecture series and a number of elective seminars on a variety of topics. The demanding academic content is designed to improve students’ analytical thinking, intellectual flexibility, and written and oral communication skills.
  • These skills will be further utilized in small workshops designed to prepare students for the demanding application processes of U.S. colleges and universities.



  • Accommodation will be provided for all students, along with class instruction, three meals a day, and in the case of the Ethiopia session, transportation from Addis to Debre Zeit.
  • There is no cost for students to participate in the program


  • There is no cost to students to participate in the Yale Young African Scholars Program.
  • Participants are, however, responsible for getting themselves to the venue at the outset of the program and their return home at the end of the program.
  • Participants will also be responsible for any incidental expenses they elect to incur.

Download the Application Form

For More Information:

EMAIL: [email protected]

Visit the Official Webpage for the Yale Young African Scholars Program



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