Yale Young Global Scholars for Secondary School Students (Scholarships Available)

Yale Young Global Scholars 

Course(s) Offered: Several
Course Level: Short Courses, Undergraduate
Provider: Yale University
Country to Study in: USA (New Haven), China (Beijing)

Scholarship Description
The 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.

The YYGS program provides scholarships to students with demonstrated financial need. We will award scholarship money based on need demonstrated in your completed application. Last year, approximately one third of program participants received full or partial scholarships based on financial need. Unfortunately, YYGS financial assistance cannot cover travel expenses, and we cannot guarantee financial aid to all those who apply for it.

The 2012 name change from Ivy Scholars to Young Global Scholars reflects the program’s continuing mission to educate increasing numbers of international students and to expose students from the United States and abroad to global issues, international affairs, American government in comparative perspective, and policy leadership.

Yale University

Eligibility
The program is designed for students, usually aged 15-17 at the time of application, who still have some high school or secondary school to complete. You are eligible to apply if you will finish your final year of high school or secondary school in 2019 or 2020. Typically this means that students are between the ages of 15 and 17, although some exceptions exist.

Selection:
YYGS reviews all applications holistically. Our staff understands that students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and with different educational and extracurricular opportunities. As a result, the essays and letters of recommendation are the most important parts of the application.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

In the summers of 2015 and 2016, participants represented all 50 states of the USA and over 100 countries. Countries represented included China, Brazil, Turkey, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and Mexico, as well as Myanmar, Tunisia, Kenya, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Poland, Afghanistan, and many more.

Participating Institutions
Yale University, New Haven, USA and Beijing, China

Fields of study
In addition to the session at Yale Center Beijing, which will run from July 26 – August 8, YYGS will continue to offer the following sessions on Yale’s campus:
  • Applied Science & Engineering (ASE): June 17 – June 30
  • International Affairs & Security (IAS): June 17 – June 30
  • Frontiers of Science & Technology (FST): July 8 – July 21
  • Sustainable Development & Social Entrepreneurship (SDSE): July 8 – July 21
  • Biology & Biomedical Science (BBS): July 27 – August 9
  • Politics, Law & Economics (PLE): July 27 – August 9
Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
June – August

Scholarship benefits
Both partial and full scholarships may be awarded to students. YYGS provides need-based scholarships, which are offered as a discount on tuition (up to $5,800 USD, 100% of tuition). In order to qualify for our need-based scholarships, applicants must submit detailed financial information in their online applications.

Travel costs are not included in program tuition or the scholarship package.

Method of Application
The 2018 application is available! The application for partial and full scholarships are included in the online program application and must be completed by the 2017 application deadline. It is recommended that parents or guardians of applicants help students complete the required financial information. You may apply: Apply now. The YYGS application requires:
  • resume / activity list
  • official school transcript
  • two letters of recommendation
  • unofficial standardized test scores, if available (these are not required)
  • one 500 word essay and two 200 word responses
For international students, supporting documentation should also include any of the following (please submit as many as can be conveniently be provided): (1) copy of the most recent income tax forms from the country where your parents pay taxes; (2) a letter from parents’ employer, stating position, salary, all benefits, and years of service; (3) a letter from a bank stating the amount of funds available to parents or student; (4) a copy of an award of any scholarship or loans that the student receives.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information before you start your application. We encourage all potential applicants to begin and complete their applications as soon as possible to ensure all materials are submitted by the deadline.

DEADLINES:
The last day to apply is 6th February, 2018

PLEASE NOTE:
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701, it is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine Colonial Colleges chartered before the American Revolution.

Application Deadline: 6 February 2018
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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