Scholarships

Thanks to generous donors, YYGS Connect is able to offer a limited number of Scholarships, which are Need-Based Financial Aid packages that cover nearly full-tuition ($3,450 USD, with $50 USD contribution from family, if possible).

Please note that the majority of students who apply for need-based financial aid receive significant tuition discounts and then fundraise to cover any additional costs, as only a limited number of scholarships are available each year. Learn more by viewing our free Financial Aid webinar online.

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 12, 2021.

As part of reviewing your financial aid request, YYGS staff will automatically review whether or not you meet any of our 2021 scholarships’ eligibility requirements, and contact you when decisions are released by mid-March (learn more about Early Action deadlines).

2021 YYGS Scholarships Include:

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 2021. The scholarship covers full tuition costs for students to attend any of the YYGS sessions offered in 2021.

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:

  • Black or African American (including Africa and the Caribbean)
  • Hispanic and/or Latino/Latina/Latinx
  • Members of Indigenous peoples, nations, and/or communities
  • Refugees*

The scholarship covers full tuition costs for students to attend any of the YYGS sessions offered in 2021.

*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.