Bridging Scholarship for Study in Japan: Deadline 4/6
The Bridging Scholarship program will award 50 scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan during the 2012-2013 academic year or the Fall 2012 semester. 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 American Association of Teachers of Japanese. Since 1999, the Bridging Scholarship program has awarded more than 1,200 scholarships to students studying abroad in Japan.
The deadline for applications for the Fall 2012 semester or the 2012-2013 academic year is April 6, 2012. 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 2013 semester should apply in fall of 2012.)
In addition, Morgan Stanley Japan will award two $7,500 scholarships to undergraduate students who will be studying abroad in Japan during the 2012-2013 academic year and who have an interest in public policy, economics, or 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 AATJ's Web site: http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/scholarships.html. Download application brochures from the website, or request printed copies by mail.