Welcome to the YES Competition, where high school juniors and seniors with a passion for epidemiology can turn their research dreams into reality! We are thrilled to offer nearly $500,000 in college scholarships annually, empowering 120 high school students to pursue their academic aspirations.
Awards: YES grants scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $50,000.
High school juniors and seniors.
Outstanding research projects using epidemiological methods.
Students submit outstanding research projects showcasing their epidemiological prowess.
Of the submissions, 60 students are named regional finalists, earning the chance to shine on a national stage.
YES National Event:
A grand opportunity awaits! The YES National Event in Washington, D.C., gathers regional finalists to present their research to distinguished judges, including leading epidemiologists and educators.
Top Scholars Advance:
The top 12 YES Scholars advance to the national finals, competing for scholarships ranging from $15,000 to $50,000.
Even beyond the top 12, 60 semifinalists receive well-deserved scholarship awards of $1,000.
National Event in Washington, D.C.:
Mark your calendars for the YES National Event in April, where innovation meets recognition. This is your chance to showcase your research, engage with esteemed judges, and join a community passionate about epidemiology.
To be part of this transformative experience, applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or associated territories, including Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Midway, Wake Island, or the Mariana Islands.