Yale Young Global Scholars Program

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is an academic and leadership-development program for talented high school students. YYGS is administered and hosted by Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and our two-week residential sessions in June, July, and August draw students together from all over the world.

  • Session 1 | Science, Policy, and Innovation | June 16June 29

  • Session 2 | Politics, Law, and Economics | July 7July 20

  • Session 3 | Studies in Grand Strategy | July 26August 8

Each session is interdisciplinary, and features lectures and discussions with distinguished Yale faculty, elective seminars on a wide variety of topics, small-group projects tailored to students’ interests, and complementary activities such as simulations, career discussions, and tours of Yale.

Summer 2014 applications are now available online and are due February 20.

Students currently in U.S. grades 10 and 11 (or international equivalents, usually ages 16-17) are eligible to apply. Admission is competitive, and we look for students with strong academic preparation, intellectual ability, and leadership potential, as well students who will be active and engaged in the YYGS community. At the time of application, students may apply for need-based financial assistance.

A video of past students’ reflections on the program can be viewed on YouTube, and full details about the program are available on our website. The official press release from Yale News (published in several languages here) is also available to share, as are electronic flyers and booklets about the program.

You’re invited to email us at global.scholars@yale.edu with any questions.

Scholarship Searches

Seniors are reminded to register with ScholarshipQuest and such national scholarship searches as ScholarshipMonkey because several new scholarships have been recently added.

As a reminder, ScholarshipQuest includes scholarships offered by local, regional, and Nebraska organizations. New additions include:

Thousands of dollars in scholarships go unawarded each year because students to not take time to apply for them, especially ones that students do not consider to have a high dollar value. Please keep in mind that scholarships valued at $500 or less can easily accumulate to a a significant total dollar value. Organizations are seeking students who have the initiative & responsibility to search & apply for scholarships.

Scholarship applicants who need letters of recommendation should request these at least 2 to 3 weeks in advance of the deadline. Students are encouraged to provide information about the scholarship to the individuals writing recommendation letters. If needing information from their counselors, please submit that request at least 2 to 3 weeks in advance of the deadline. If a transcript is required, students must submit a Transcript Release Form to the Registrar’s Office at least 2 to 3 weeks in advance of the deadline. If a student is under 18, a parent/guardian’s signature is required on the form.

Bright Lights Summer Assistants






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Bright Lights has summer classroom assistant volunteer opportunities available for eighth grade through adults, to help students K-8th grades discover and pursue their passion in science, the arts, math, animals, music and robotics.

 Over 200 assistants are needed to work with Bright Lights teachers in our hands-on classrooms. No prior Bright Lights or teaching experience is necessary.

 Assistants are trained during a 90 minute session in May. Volunteers will log 20 hours during one week which will count for complete GOPO hours or other community hours. Anyone interested in an international experience will enjoy assisting at Lux Middle School the week of June 16-20 when students from Japan join our classes.

Bright Lights will accept applications online beginning February 14th through

March 21st,  at www.brightlights.org. Classes are held the weeks of June 2-6, June 16-20, July 7-11.

For questions about volunteering contact Barb Highstreet: bhighstreet@brightlights.org or 402-420-1115 ext. 49.

Financial Aid Webinar

EducationQuest shared that there were technical issues with the Financial Aid Webinar that their staff presented on Wednesday, January 15th. They apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused for people who were not able to participate.To make sure that all parents and students have the opportunity to receive this information they have scheduled another webinar next Tuesday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. (CST). EducationQuest will also be holding a webinar on Wednesday, January 22,   at 12:00 p.m. (CST) for those parents who would like to participate during the day.  Below you will see the links and password for each webinar:

  • Tuesday,January 21           http://eqf.org/1dfk8EK                 password:  student
  • Wednesday, January 22      http://eqf.org/1asv81a                 password:  student


Parents and students can also access the webinar by going to our website EducationQuest.org and use the link under upcoming events.



Online Registration

Reminder: Online registration is available now through January 31st. Go to the LSW Home Page to access the registration link, registration guidelines, & the LSW Planning Guide. If you have questions, please see your assigned counselor.

Registration Assistance Sessions will be held at the times listed below for students & families who would like assistance with the registration process:

  • Current 9th – 11th Graders
    • Tuesday * January 14th * PLC Time * LSW Media Center Lab
    • Tuesday * January 21st * PLC Time * LSW Media Center Lab
    • Tuesday * January 28th * PLC Time * LSW Media Center Lab
  • Current 8th Graders
    • Tuesday * February 4th * 3:30 – 6:30 pm * LSW Media Center Lab & Scott Middle School
    • Tuesday * February 6th * 3:30 – 6:30 pm * LSW Media Center Lab & Scott Middle School