USF World News

Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan
March 9, 2011

Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends ranging from $2,500 to $4,000, depending on the length of their study program in Japan. The scholarships are funded by donations from U.S. corporations and foundations to the US-Japan Bridging Foundation, and administered by the Association of Teachers of Japanese. Since 1999, the Bridging Scholarship program has awarded more than 1,000 scholarships to students studying abroad in Japan.

The deadline for applications for the Fall 2011 semester or the 2011-12 academic year is April 8, 2011. Applicants will be notified of the results by May 30. Selection will be based on academic potential and financial need. (Students studying in Japan during only the Spring 2012 semester should wait until fall of 2011 to apply.)

In addition, Morgan Stanley Japan will award two $7,500 scholarships to undergraduate students who will be studying abroad in Japan during the 2011-2012 academic year and who have an interest in economics and international finance. Applicants must submit an essay on one of several designated public-policy topics together with an application for the Bridging Scholarship program.

Information on the Bridging and Morgan Stanley scholarships and online application forms are available at ATJ’s Web site: Printed application brochures are also available.

***REMINDER: Deadline April 8, 2011***