Application for 2017 Yale Young Global Scholars Program is Now Available

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Application for 2017 Yale Young Global Scholars Program is Now Available

New Haven, CT – Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS), the premier summer program for outstanding high school students from around the world, reminds high school students worldwide of the January 31, 2017 deadline to apply for consideration to participate in the 2017 program at Yale.

YYGS is an academic enrichment and leadership development program that brings together outstanding high school students from around the world for intensive two-week sessions on the Yale campus. In 2016, YYGS hosted over 1,300 students from over 100 different countries. The 2017 program features two new programs: The Frontiers of Math & Science session (FMS), which explores research on the forefront of the physical sciences and mathematics, and Sustainable Development & Social Entrepreneurship (SDSE), which empowers participants to explore innovative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges facing the planet.

“Building off the success of last year’s expansion, we’re excited to offer these two new sessions. Both of these sessions address topics that students have expressed widespread interest in exploring further,” said Erin Schutte Wadzinski, Director of YYGS.

In all six sessions, students will attend lectures by Yale faculty, as well as smaller, more intimate seminars taught by Yale undergraduate and graduate students. Over the course of the two-week program, students will also work in Capstone project groups to identify problems in a specific topic, conduct rigorous background research, and propose impactful solutions to their peers and instructors. YYGS is a residential program hosted in one of Yale’s twelve residential colleges. Students admitted into the highly-selective program get a taste of the Yale experience through the use of Yale libraries, classrooms, dining halls, and dorms.

Students can find more information on the six different sessions here.

The online application for all six sessions is accessible here. The application deadline is 11:59 PM EST on January 31, 2017.

Need-based scholarships are available and students from all financial backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Last year, nearly 500 students received some form of financial assistance. YYGS does not provide travel to and from New Haven.

For additional information, contact YYGS officials at