Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) Programme 2020 for African Students

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Bachelor's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    $5000 - $7000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

    Private sponsor
  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Yale Young African Scholars Program
    Office Of International Affairs
    393 Prospect Street
    Betts House, 3rd Floor
    New Haven, CT
    06511 USA


    PHONE: +1 (203) 432-1115
    FAX: +1 (203) 436-2395

Yale Young African Scholars Program is a rigorous and strict leadership and academic training designed for African Students of school age, precisely the Secondary School Students, who have demonstrated motivation, zeal, energy, ideas, innovation and creativity in leading capacity before they begin their undergraduate studies.

Application closes on:

12th, February 2020.

Eligible countries:

All African Countries.


This 2020 Summer YYAS’s Program will take place in three countries, which are Ghana, Zimbabwe, and Kenya.

Eligible field of study:


More about the award:

Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) is offering Young African Students who are between the ages of 14-18 a scholarship to partake in a free of charge training bordering on broad academic and leadership training, entering their fifth year.

This program involves training sessions, seminars, lectures and interactions that will be overseen and designed by the prestigious Yale Young Global Scholars Program, Yale Students Instructors, all geared towards improving their leadership traits and potentials, and also the awardees will be engaged in the discussion of African hanging challenges and as well as opportunities. Additionally, they will be introduced to Yale University Admission Application processes, all free of charge.

Type of the award:

Training or Short Courses.

Eligibility for the award:

  1. Applicant must be at least 14 before the closing date of the application, and not be more than 18.
  2. Must be a citizen, residence or refugee in any African country.

iii.  The applicant is expected to be able to speak and understand the English Language.

  1. Must be a student of any registered African secondary school.
  2. For the applicant from northern African countries, you must be secondary school graduate by earliest May/June 2021 and for applicant from Southern Africa, you must be graduating by the earliest November/December 2020.

Criteria for selection:

  1. Having good academic records.
  2. Displaying leadership traits.

iii.    Ability to work with age bracket or peer group.

  1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  2. Acceptable standard of professional and personal conduct.
  3. The ability to read, understand, analyze and reflect on a bulky set of written materials in English.

vii.  Ability to discuss and interact on different topics of political, intellectual, or social interest in Africa.

Number of awardees:

Number of awardees is not specified.

Value of the award:

To make it accessible for all, there’s no cost or payment to be made to participate, nevertheless, the participant is expected to take care of their passport and any other relevant traveling cost for getting to the venue of the program and cost of their return back home as well. Other daily expenses are also their sole responsibilities.

Students from low income family who is interested in the program can apply for travel grant which covers the to and from program’s location plane ticket, though this does not cover the cost of obtaining visa and passport as it may deem necessary, but this offer is only accessible after they’ve been given admission to YYAS.

Duration of the program;

Not stipulated.

How to apply:

Click here to apply

Interested candidates are advised to visit the Scholarship Webpage for details.

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