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.
Application Deadline: 6th February, 2018
Eligible Countries: All
To be taken at (country): Yale University, New Haven, USA and Beijing, China.
About the Award: YYGS provides scholarships to students with demonstrated financial need. 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.
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. In the summers of 2015 and 2016, participants represented all 50 states 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.
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
Offered Since: 2001
Type: Short Courses, Undergraduate
Eligibility: The program is designed for students, usually ages 15-17 at the time of application, who still have some high school 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.
Number of Awardees: Not specified
Value of Scholarship: 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.
Duration of Scholarship: June – August
How to Apply: 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
What you need to submit for the Scholarship: For international students, supporting documentation should 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.
Award Provider: Yale University
Important Notes: We encourage all potential applicants to begin and complete their applications as soon as possible to ensure all materials are submitted by the deadline.