What is YES?
To get the YES scholarship you must first summit an online application, which includes a host family letter, medical information, transcripts, etc., and multiple essays. From the students that apply YES selects 75 semifinalists to send to Denver for a 3 days interview. The interview includes individual and group interview sessions. The weekend I spent in Denver was amazing, and I met some incredible people. Three weeks after we left Denver we got the emails telling us if we were selected as a finalist or not.
I am both extremely excited and honored to have received this scholarship, and I can't wait to be an ambassador for the United States! :)