I got accepted to my dream summer program: Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) for Summer 2022, but I cannot afford to attend due to financial hardship.
I'm a 17-year-old high school junior studying at a private school on a full-tuition merit-based scholarship. Recently, I got accepted into Yale University's prestigious summer program, Yale Young Global Scholars with a $1000 scholarship.
YYGS is one of the most globally diverse and prestigious two-week academic summer programs in the world. It is an unparalleled academic and leadership program at Yale University and offers interdisciplinary sessions on social sciences, STEM, and more. I want to attend YYGS to make a difference with things I'll learn during this program.
Unfortunately, I cannot afford to attend this program. My family's salary as of today makes around 1300 USD. Although I applied for financial aid, they only provided $1000 dollars, leaving my family to have to pay $2500. Unfortunately, we cannot afford this program under these circumstances, as $2500 is around 30,000 liras.