|Yale Book Awards, 2014|
Presenting the Yale Book Awards is a YWAA tradition to recognize Westchester students who exhibit "outstanding personal character and intellectual promise." Some winners may decide in their senior years to apply to Yale and attend, if admitted. Students are selected by their high schools. In 2013, 40 students received the award, 50 in 2012. More than 40 schools participate in the program each year, administered by YWAA board member Peter Santhanam '85 Ph.d.
Awards are often presented at school assemblies or at other programs. More than half of the awards are endowed by Yale alumni. Alumni who may want to support the program can do so by clicking YBA.