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Thank you for applying to the 2022 Yale Conservation Scholars - Early Leadership Initiative sponsored by the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Sustainability Initiative and Yale School of the Environment. Below you will find a list of requirements to fulfill the application process. The priority date for applications is JANUARY 10, 2022. Completed applications will be reviewed early, and offers will be made beginning after this date. Remember that you can save your progress with this application and come back to it at any time before the application closes on JANUARY 31, 2022, at 11:59 EST!   Please take the time to read through your entire application before you hit submit to ensure that you have answered all questions and that they are filled out correctly. We will only review complete applications. A complete application includes:


  • Application form
  • A CV or resume
  • School transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation *All letters of recommendation must be received by the January 31st deadline. You are able to send recommendation letter requests prior to submitting your final application.*

 Please remember, to be eligible for this program you need to:


  • Be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA/DREAMers). International students are ineligible.
  • Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university. 

 Please see https://conservationscholars.yale.edu/apply for other criteria that support a strong application. If you have any questions while filling out this application, please reach out to us at YCS-ELI@yale.edu.
*If you must edit your application, do not submit a new application. 

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