The first class of Human Rights Scholars at Commencement 2017.

Program admission occurs in the fall of sophomore year. For the Class of 2022, the application for Human Rights Scholars is due via Google form by Monday, November 4, 2019 at midnight. There are no prerequisite courses. Applicants will receive notice of admission decisions before the start of spring semester. Please see our program description for more information or email with any questions about the Program.

Application: Download the 2019 application for the Human Rights Program. Submit your application via Google form here.

Information Session: 7 pm on Thursday, October 10, 2019. The Information Session will be held in WLH 208.

If you miss the Information Session, learn more about the Human Rights Program on our Requirements page.

Open House: 5 pm on Monday, October 21, 2019. The Open House will be held at Yale Law School.

The Open House will be an opportunity to talk to those involved with the Schell Center — including Program Director Jim Silk and Program Administrator Hope Metcalf — and explore its offices at the law school.

Additional Application Information:

Faculty Reference: You may list a reference from any faculty member, including a professor or College Dean or Head of College. Please do NOT submit a recommendation letter; providing the contact information for your reference is sufficient.

Transcript: You may submit an “unofficial academic record” (available directly from or a copy of an “official transcript” you have previously ordered. You do not need to order an official transcript for your application.

Electives: List only the courses; do not provide an explanation of why you are interested in taking them. Please try to avoid listing courses you are taking this semester.