Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan 2016

Applications are invited for Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan 2016.These scholarships are meant for students who will participate in semester or yearlong study abroad programs in Japan beginning in Fall 2016.  The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the non profit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year.

Bridging Scholarships Important Details:

Scholarship Award:
Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs).

Eligibility Criteria:
• Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
• Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad.
• Their study in Japan must last for at least 3 months and must earn credit that will transfer to their home campus in the US.

Last date:
Applications for study in Japan beginning in Fall 2016 should be submitted to AATJ by the deadline of April 8, 2016.

Documents to be submitted at AATJ office:
1. An application form.
2. A short essay (up to 500 words) introducing yourself, explaining your interest in study in Japan, and outlining what you hope to achieve by participating in a study abroad program (three copies).
3. An official transcript from your college or university.
4. A letter of recommendation from someone who knows you and is knowledgeable about your abilities and potential, preferably a professor or instructor in your major field.

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