The Kennedy-Lugar youth and study (YES) program are funded by the US Department of the state and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs(ECA) to give grants to the high school students with major Muslim population for one year. The aim of the scholarship is to build friendly relations between the United States and the Muslim countries. Through this cultural exchange program student can present and show their culture to the host country and in return, they will learn about the culture and ethics of the United States. Students selected for this program will be given full scholarship for one academic year and they will live with a host family. Scholarship winners will attain high school, engage in different healthy activities to learn about the American culture and values, Will gain leadership skills and will help the local American’s to understand their countries and cultures.
Yes Scholarship Eligible Country List
Bahrain, Albania, Bosnia and Herzovegina, Bulgaria, Cameroon, West Bank, Thailand, Tanzania, Turkey, Tunisia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal, South Africa, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, India, Jordan, Israel (Arab communities), Kenya, Kuwait, Kosovo, Indonesia, Liberia, Macedonia, Mali, Mozambique, Malaysia, Lebanon, Libya, Gaza
Yes Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
- Should be a citizen of the eligible countries to apply for Yes scholarship program
- Should have an excellent record of academic activities
- Minimum age should be 15 years old and should be older than 17 years at the time of entering the USA ( August 1st, 2019)
- Should be able to pass all the test that will be conducted by the YES scholars in their home countries.
- Should not be a citizen of the USA and have not born in the USA.
- Have not applied for Green Card at the time of applying for the scholarship
- Should have good communication skills to represent their home countries in united states.
- Should have an interest and a great will to promote their culture and values in the United States of America.
U.S. Yes Scholarship for Muslim Students Application to admission timeline
- The student will live with an American Host family. That will treat him/her like their real child and every expense will bear by the US government and Host Families.
- Students will study for one year in US high school.
- Should participate in different activities and Leadership programs
- Need to give presentations in different schools and organization about their culture and about their country to help Americans learn about their home Country.
Yes Scholarship for Muslim Students in USA Coverage and benefits
- One year full scholarship, including Airfare, Room, health insurance and everything.
- Will attain different healthy activities and leadership programs
- Will be able to improve their English
- Make new friends from different countries
- Learn about different cultures
- Promote the culture of your home country.
Yes Scholarship online applications:
You can apply for Yes scholarship for Muslim students through their website before the deadline.