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Bridging Scholarships to Study Abroad in Japan, 2014

US-Japan Bridging Foundation is offering bridging scholarships to American undergraduate students majoring in any field of study. These bridging scholarships will be awarded for participating in study-abroad programs (for a semester or an academic year) in Japan. Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Applications must be submitted via post by April 8, 2014.

Study Subject (s): Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for undergraduate students for participating in study abroad programs (for a semester or an academic year) in Japan.
Scholarship Provider: US-Japan Bridging Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: Japan

Eligibility: Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. 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 earn credit that will transfer to their home campus in the US.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: US students are eligible for these bridging scholarships.

Scholarship Description: 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 nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation.

Number of award(s): About 100 scholarships each year to assist students will be awarded.

Duration of award(s): These bridging scholarships are awarded for a semester or an academic year.

What does it cover? Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Please submit the following to the AATJ office:
-An application form. A printed application can be requested from the AATJ office by phone, fax, or e-mail.
-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).
An official transcript from your college or university.
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. (This may either be submitted together with the application or mailed separately to the AATJ office; please note that it must be received by the application deadline date in order for your application to be considered.) Faxed or e-mailed letters will not be accepted.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships. The deadline for submitting applications for scholarships beginning in fall 2014 is April 8, 2014.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application