Yale Young African Scholars 2019 Program


Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is a summer academic enrichment and leadership program for outstanding high school students from around the world. Each summer, students from over 100 countries participate in one of nine interdisciplinary sessions and immerse themselves in a global learning community.

Our Mission:

Yale Young Global Scholars empowers the next generation of leaders by building a global community and designing interdisciplinary programs that foster intellectual curiosity, deepen understanding and inspire creative action across all borders.

Our Vision:

Yale Young Global Scholars is an unparalleled academic and leadership program at Yale and abroad founded on the tenets of liberal arts, renowned for its diverse and inclusive community, and committed to increasing education access.

YYGS Program

Yale Young Global Scholars emphasizes an open, exploratory, and collaborative approach to learning. Our program is designed to allow students to experience learning in a variety of different university contexts, from large lectures to small seminars, and even the spontaneous learning that happens in dining halls and around campus.
  • With no grades or course credit, YYGS encourages students to approach all aspects of the program creatively and with the understanding that they set their own limits. Students receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the session.
  • The diverse and inclusive community at YYGS enhances learning by inviting students to analyze issues from multiple perspectives. Living and learning alongside peers from around the world allows students to broaden their own world views by learning about countries and cultures they have never encountered before.
  • Living in Yale’s residential college gives students a taste of life at Yale University. Students are able to explore Yale’s campus and the surrounding area in their down time.*
* Participants attending the ATC session will have the opportunity to explore Yale’s state of the art center in Beijing, China.


Thanks to generous donors, YYGS is able to offer a limited number of Scholarships, which are Need-Based Financial Aid packages that cover full-tuition ($6,250 USD) and may also cover travel costs.

In order to be considered for one of these scholarships (below), you MUST complete the entire online YYGS Application, including the Need-Based Financial Aid portion, by February 6, 2019YYGS staff will then automatically review whether or not you meet any of our 2019 scholarships’ eligibility requirements and contact you when decisions are released in late March or early April.

Please continue to check this page, as YYGS will release further information as additional scholarship opportunities become available between now and February 6, 2019.

2019 yygs scholarships currently include:

YYGS-Qooco Scholarship
YYGS-Qooco Scholarships will be awarded to selected students from various countries in Asia. The scholarship covers full tuition costs and related travel expenses for students to attend any of the ten YYGS sessions offered in 2019.

Young Leaders (YL) Scholarship
YL Scholarships will be awarded to selected students in the U.S. and internationally who self-identify as at least ONE of the following:

  • Hispanic and/or Latino/Latina/Latinx
  • Members of Indigenous peoples, nations, and/or communities
  • Refugees*

The scholarship covers full tuition costs and related travel expenses for students to attend any of the ten YYGS sessions offered in 2019.

*A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.

Apply here!