Yale Young Global Scholars Enables the Next Generation of Innovators as a Brass-level FIRST® Scholarship Provider

December 10, 2015

New Haven, CT, December 10, 2015 —  Yale Young Global Scholars has joined forces with FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an international, K-12 not-for-profit organization founded to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology, as a Brass-level Provider as part of the $25 million FIRST®Scholarship Program.

The FIRST Scholarship Program puts FIRST® Tech Challenge and FIRST® Robotics Competition participants in direct contact with colleges, universities, corporations, and associations making available hundreds of scholarship opportunities exclusively for FIRST participants.

The brass level of Scholarship Provider for the FIRST Scholarship Program designates an organization making available over $500 in potential scholarships for the coming academic year. The Yale Young Global Scholars Program is making available a need-based full-tuition scholarship for FIRST®Robotics Competition and FIRST® Tech Challenge participants/ rising alumni. To qualify for the Yale Young Global Scholars FIRST Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Complete the YYGS online application, including the financial aid portion, prior to the deadline of February 11 at https://apply.globalscholars.yale.edu/apply/
    • Note on the ‘Additional Information’ section that you heard of the program through FIRST
  • Meet all criteria for acceptance into the program
  • Meet Financial Aid requirements

Questions should be directed to global.scholars@yale.edu.

Applications are due on February 11, 2016.

 “At FIRST, our mission is to inspire young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We are able to do this by offering students a hands-on learning experience and exclusive access to $25 million in scholarship opportunities,” said FIRST President, Donald E. Bossi. “With its generous support at the Brass Scholarship Provider level, Yale Young Global Scholars is helping FIRST students pursue the next steps toward becoming leaders in their fields.”

“YYGS is thrilled to offer a FIRST participant the opportunity to attend YYGS on full scholarship,” said Mike Honsberger, STEM Project Manager for YYGS. “We recently expanded our STEM offerings for 2016 and the high achieving students that participate in FIRST are exactly the type of students we are hoping to attract for these new programs.”

About FIRST®
Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based in Manchester, N.H., FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering. With support from over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than $22 million in college scholarships, the not-for-profit organization hosts the FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC® ) for students in Grades 9-12; FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC® ) for Grades 7-12; FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL® ) for Grades 4-8; and Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) for Grades K-3. Gracious Professionalism® is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. To learn more about FIRST, go to www.firstinspires.org.

FIRST®, the FIRST® logo, FIRST® Robotics Competition, FRC®, Coopertition®, Gracious Professionalism®, Sport for the Mind™, RECYCLE RUSHSM are trademarks of the United States Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST®). LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO Group. FIRST® LEGO® League, FLL®, and Junior FIRST® LEGO® League are jointly held trademarks of FIRST and the LEGO Group. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2015 FIRST. All rights reserved.

About YYGS

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program is an academic enrichment and leadership training program for talented high school students from around the world, who live and study on the Yale campus during the summer. The program features intensive undergraduate-level coursework and interaction with renowned Yale faculty as well as Yale undergraduate and graduate students. 

Students may apply to any of the six, two-week summer sessions offered: 

Politics, Law, & Economics (PLE) June 19 – July 2, 2016

For students with interests in understanding American legal principles, economic ideas, and values and practices of government in historical and comparative perspectives.

Applied Science & Engineering (ASE) June 19 - July 2, 2016

For students who want to explore the application of physical & computer sciences and engineering.

International Affairs & Security (IAS) July 8 – July 21, 2016

For students with interests in international relations and security and learning historical lessons about leadership.

Biological & Biomedical Science (BBS) July 8 - July 21, 2016

For students who want to delve deeper in the study and application of life sciences.

Technology, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship (TIE) July 26 - August 8, 2016

For students who are interested in how innovations in science or technology become a reality.