Scholarships

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 ($6,300 USD) and travel costs.

In order to be considered for one of these scholarships (below), you MUST have completed the entire online YYGS Application, including the Need-Based Financial Aid portion, by January 15, 2020.

As part of reviewing your financial aid request, YYGS staff will automatically review whether or not you meet any of our 2020 scholarships’ eligibility requirements, and contact you when decisions are released by mid-March (learn more about Early Action deadlines).

2020 YYGS Scholarships Include:

YYGS-Qooco Scholarship
YYGS-Qooco Scholarships will be awarded to selected students from various countries in Asia, including Mainland China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. The scholarship covers full tuition costs and related travel expenses for students to attend any of the YYGS sessions offered in 2020.

Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) Alumni Scholarship
Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) Alumni Scholarships will be awarded to selected students who completed the YYAS program in any summer prior to 2020. The scholarship covers full tuition costs and related travel expenses for students to attend any of the YYGS sessions offered in 2020.

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 YYGS sessions offered in 2020.

*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.

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