Teens given a chance to study at Yale

Bright teenagers from poor backgrounds are to be given a chance to study in the United States, a charity announced on Monday, the Huffington Post UK reports. Disadvantaged young people will have the opportunity to experience studying for a degree with Yale University after a new summer school programme was launched by The Sutton Trust. The initiative, a new version of the summer schools already run by the Trust in the UK, is expected to help 64 students in the first year, with priority given to those from homes with an income of less than £40,000 a year. The summer school, which is being run in partnership with the Fulbright Commission, is recruiting up to April 16, and is expected to be held in July. It comes at a time when increasing numbers of young people are applying to study in the US, In 2010/11, nearly 9,000 UK students applied, with Harvard University alone seeing a 45% increase in applications between 2009/10 and 2010/11…

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