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Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Competition

Sponsored by: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the College Board

Applicant must be a high school junior or senior, who is a citizen or permanent resident (holding a green card) of the United States, and is enrolled in and attending a high school located in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, or the Mariana Islands; home schooled applicants who reside in those countries are also eligible. Original research project that applies epidemiological methods of analysis to a health-related issue in a human population is required; only one project per applicant will be accepted. Program is designed to inspire talented students to investigate the many behavioral, biological, environmental, and social factors that affect health, and based upon this knowledge, to identify ways to improve the health of the public. Award is applicable for tuition, required fees, and on-campus room and board at an accredited college or university located in the United States.


Application Deadline February 2
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Scholarship
Number of Applications 550
Awarded every year? yes
Renewable? no
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no



Max $50,000
Min $1,000


Max 120
Average 120

Contact Information

Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Program
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the College Board
11911 Freedom Drive, Suite 300
Reston, VA 20190 United States

Phone: (800) 626-9795 ext. 5932
Fax: (703) 707-5599

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