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Yoshi Hattori Memorial Scholarship in Japan

Yoshi Hattori Memorial Scholarship (full year): This scholarship is designed to promote intercultural understanding and peace, and was created in memory of Yoshi Hattori, an AFS Exchange Student to the U.S. from Japan who was tragically killed in 1992.

Toshiyuki Tanaka/American Embassy Scholarship (full year)
This is a need- and merit-based scholarship awarded through the Pacific Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and the generosity of Mr. Toshiyuki Tanaka.
In order to apply for either or both of these awards:
• Submit a preliminary application or call 1-800-AFS-INFO
• Complete the full AFS Application after approval of the pre-application
• Answer essay questions (see below)
• (For Toshiyuki Tanaka/American Embassy Scholarship only) Submit the FAST need-based aid application
• Have an in-home interview with an AFS Volunteer

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Application and Selection Details
All completed applications and essays must be received by October 3, 2008 in the AFS Student Services office. Completed applications must include the in-home interview by an AFS Volunteer.

Please send applications to:
AFS Intercultural Programs/USA
506 SW Sixth Avenue, 2nd Floor
Portland, OR 97204

A selection committee from AFS-USA & AFS-Japan will review applications and essays to select winners. Recipients will be notified in early November.

Programs depart March 2009.

Japan Scholarship Essays
Students may apply for either or both of these prestigious scholarships. Essays must be sent to [email protected] by October 3, 2008. Each essay should be submitted on a different page, and should not exceed one single-spaced, type-written page.

Essay Question #1: Required for both scholarships:
AFS Exchange Students are considered to be ambassadors of their countries while abroad. This is especially important for students who receive the high honor of being named a Yoshi Hattori Memorial Scholar or a Toshiyuki Tanaka Scholar. Please discuss how you would handle this responsibility, as well as your interest in Japan and Japanese culture.

Essay Question #2: Required only for the Yoshi Hattori Memorial Scholarship:
Do you believe gun control laws are important for peaceful coexistance? Why or why not? What is an individual’s responsibility toward achieving peaceful coexistance?

Further Scholarship: AFS programs to Japan.


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    Hi, this is Henok Tenkir from Ethiopia, I have Bsc. degree in Surveying technology from Adama University of Ethiopia and I have three years experience in governmental organization. I want to specialized Msc in surveying engineering so if U have this course please help me.


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  5. odira says:

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  6. manuel jr. says:

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  7. Feyissa Tufa says:

    Sir/Dear Mrs.I am from Ethiopia who writes this message .First i am very happy getting your email
    adress from the internet .how are you ?God bless you .I am graduated from faculty of Veterinary
    medicine,Addis Ababa University on August 27,2007 with Doctorate degree with cGPA 2.33 at 25 years
    old .after along journey and tedious work in the faculty for not less than 7(seven)years of stay
    .since i am from poor country (third world country )in addition i am from the poorest and uneducated
    family ,even my father and mother can not write and read .these problemes makes me very difficalt at
    stay in the university during my study .even if i am employed after my graduation in the
    governmental organization ,the salary they pay me was 120USA$ per month .imagine how much our
    country is poor.this payment can not cover any living utility (house rental ,food ,transportation
    cost ,tax,helping my poor famile etc ).Now i am working in Oromia Pastoralist Area Devvelopment
    Commission which is one of the regional state of the country .the commossion is working in drought
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    the problemes mentioned above in the country .therefore ,I am very eager (very keen) to upgrade my
    education to master in veterinary medicine or related field to help the poor society (pastoralist
    ),my poor family and my self .hence ,I am politely requesting your help to hand me (assist)in
    offering me achance of getting post graduate study for 2009 academic year in which fully funded
    (sponsered )or financially merited (supported )scholarship with partime duty .sir,give me any
    information concerning freely sponsered postgraduate study(funding center) adimission at any
    University through my e-mail .please do not ignore me !you are blessed in God if you are help one
    inocent person .I am waiting for your positive and immediate reply .
    adress:e-mail :[email protected]
    P.o.box:20120 , Addis Ababa,Ethiopia
    Thank you in advance
    yours sincerly Dr.Feyissa Tufa

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  9. Zelalem Hailu Mekuria says:

    i am an ethiopian graduated from Addis ababa university in veterinary medicine(DVM Degree)with great distinction. i am know teaching at the university of jijiga,One of the state owned university in the country,. this is to kindly request if there a room in your scholarship for me.

  10. Feyissa Tufa says:

    I am graduated from Addis Ababa university from faculty of veterinary medicine .now I am working in Oromia Pastoralist Area Development Commission .Hence,i kindely request to get fully sponsered scholarship to up grade my education in MSC/Phd programme to do more in pastoralist development .thank you in advance

  11. Md. Emdadul Haque says:

    Dear Sir,
    I’m Md. Emdadul Haque, serving as a quality control officer for two years in a reputed pharmaceutical company in Bangladesh, having B.Sc and M.S in chemistry (physical group). Now I’m interested to do PhD to increase my academic qualification for my future progress in my job era.
    Please inform me about scholarships and procedure to enroll in PhD program and your requirments. Thank you.
    Md. Emdadul Haque

  12. Attansey Emmanuel Chukwuebuka says:

    Hi am a Nigerian, i graduated from the department of fine and applied arts (HND Graphics option ) Federal Polytechnic, Oko. Anambra State.
    I wish to further my education, please i will be happy if any one can help inform me when ever there is any free scholarship partaining my field of study. +2348030528597, [email protected] Thanks

  13. Alemayehu says:

    I have BSc in computer science and Information Technology and know wants to work on my MSc in this field so please give me an advice how to apply and get this chance to participate to MSc.

  14. Alemayehu says:

    I have BSc in computer science and Information Technology and know wants to work on my MSc in this field so please give me an advice how to apply and get this chance to participate to MSc in 2009 .
    Thank you!

  15. A.B.M. Asrafuzzaman says:

    with proper veneration and polite submission, i would like to introduce myself first. I , a Bangladeshi by birth , have appeared at the LL.B (HONS) course final examination in this year from Dhaka University . My family is very poor to provide me the expenses to study abroad. But i have long cherished dream to study LL.M in abroad. So i am looking for a full free scholarship to study LL.M in abroad. Preferably i want to study in USA, UK , CANADA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN. If you give me the information of scholarship of the aforesaid countries, i will be grateful to you

  16. Md.Shajadur Rahman says:

    PhD Inquiry (Bangladeshi Student)

    Dear Sir,

    With due respect I would like to introduce myself first. I am Md. Shajadur Rahman, Bangadeshi, a Civil Engineer having 10 years working excperioence in different field of Civil Engineering. Last 5 years I have been working as an Engineer with BANGLADESH INLAND WATER TRANSPORT AUTHORITY (BIWTA). Recently I have completted M.Sc in Civil Engineering from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET), Bangladesh, which is my home University. In M.Sc programme major was Environmental Engineering. My project/Thesis was Study on Bin Composting Process: Application of Forced and Passive Aeration.
    Now I am looking for Ph.D study in your university in related field. My special interest in Environmental Engineering.
    In view of the above, could you please give me some sort of guideline/sugessation in connection with admission and financial support so that I can apply to your University for Ph.D study .

    Md. Shajadur Rahman

    [email protected]

    C/o. Maksuda Khaman
    Dr. Kamal Hossain and Associates Ltd.
    122-124 Motijheel C/A

  17. Kisakye charles says:

    I’m Kisakye Charles, a Ugandan by birth who
    has a diploma in project planning and management
    i very much want to get these scholarships because i
    have always dreamt of studying from an international
    university but due to financial constrains I’m not , thats
    why i have taken up this opportunity.
    MOBILE : 26751918660/25671120036.

    EMAIL; [email protected]

    I will be grateful if my application is put into consideration,



  18. esim karimi says:

    I am from Iran. I have got MS degree in Agricultural Machinery fromTehran University.
    I need to peruse my Ph.d study in related field . So I would like to request your kind cooperation to inform me where I am legible and get free scholarship anywhere.

    Thanks and hope to hearing from you soon!

  19. Wondwosen Tilahun says:

    Dear sirs,
    I am an Ethiopian national. I have got BSc degree in ICT from Admas University Collage last Augest, 2008. I am working in Ethiopian Revenues & Customs Authority.
    I need to peruse my Post graduate study in related field . So I would like to request your kind cooperation to inform me where I am legible and get free scholarship anywhere.
    Thank you in advance.

  20. Genet Tesfay Teklu says:

    I am Genet Tesfay from Ethiopia. I have got BSc degree in Computer Science from Mekelle University. I am working at New Millennium College as Instructor and computer science department head.

    I need to peruse my Post graduate study in related field . So I would like to request your kind cooperation to inform me where I am legible and get free scholarship anywhere.

    Thanks and hope to hearing from you soon!

    Genet Tesfay.

  21. Mohammad Muhebbullah Ibne Hoque says:

    This is Mohammad Muhebbullah Ibne Hoque, a Bangladeshi national searching a scholarship for doing Ph.D. I have completed B.Sc.Ag.(Hons.) and M.S. in Horticulture from Bangladesh Agricultural University. Please give me the oppotunity.


    Mohammad Muhebbullah Ibne Hoque
    Seed Production Officer
    Lal Teer Seed Limited
    Anchor Tower
    108 Bir Uttam C.R. Datta Road
    Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh

  22. Gebretsadik Heshe says:

    I am Gebretsadik Heshe from Ethiopia. I have got BA degree in Economics from Mekelle University. I am working at New Millennium College as Personnel and General Service head.

    I need to peruse my Post graduate study in Economics. So I would like to request your kind cooperation to inform me where I am legible and get free scholarship anywhere.

    Thanks and hope to hearing from you soon!

    Gebretsadik Heshe

  23. Tigist Murutse says:

    I am Tigist Murutse from Ethiopia. I have got Bachelor Degree in Business Management from New Millennium College.
    Now I need to study in abroad in any field related with my undergraduate study in masters level. Therefore, i would like to request your kind help to inform me any free scholarship.

    Many thanks

  24. emmanual klubi says:

    I am Emmanuel , a professional lab technician and a degree holder in oceanography and fisheries from university of ghana. i will like you to assist me get a scholarship to enable me read master of philosophy in coastal dymanics and hydrography in austrial.

  25. Osighe Dasaba says:

    I am osighe Dasaba from Nigeria I have B.tech in Town and Regional Planning from Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria and I intend to go for my master in Archtecture.
    Please I will be grateful if I am awarded a scholarship in any recognised university in your country.

    this is my email: [email protected]

  26. FELEKE MURGA says:

    My name is Feleke Murga 23 years old from Ethiopia, I have B.ED degree in chemistry from Mekelle University , Tigray , Ethiopia . in 16 July 2006. I have been working as a teacher in department of Chemistry at Agene General Secondary and Preparatory school from September 2006 -2008 . Now I am self -employed & I want to pursue my Masters degree in Education or any related area of study in post graduate program. I would be glad if i am linked with a scholarship for this program. THIS will afford me the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills that will improve my quality of work to overcome the problem of quality teachers in my country . I am grateful for the opportunity to get a scholarship in any recognized University , hope to hearing from you soon .

    Thank you in advance

    With best regards

    Feleke Murga

  27. aradom kelali says:

    I am aradom 26years old from Ethiopia. I am BA holder with Economics -GPA 3.07 and BA in Accounting {at Mekelle University and Alpha University respectively}. I want to study masters’ level at any University related to my education. I am working in governmental office of capacity building as an expert of human resource management. How can I get the admission application form and grant form my study time? I would also like know whether I am eligible for this opportunity. If you offer part time work I can cover up my tutoring overheads. Would you please help me finding out this information?
    I hope that you will consider my request for that scholarship.
    Thank you
    Conatact me
    [email protected]

  28. Haftekiros Redae says:

    I’m Haftekiros Redae from Ethiopia. I’ve got a B.sc degree in computer science from Mekelle University in 2006. and now i’m looking for a scholarship programme abroad in M.sc degree related with my undergraduate study which is fully funded anywhere in the world. thanks.

  29. Justin Obong. says:

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    My name is Justin Obong. I have BA degree in Fine & Applied Arts (Grphics Arts Major) from a University in Nigeria. Now I am a graduate assistant in a University here in Nigeria. I want to pursue my Masters & PhD degree in Applied, Industrial, electronic arts or in any field related to Fine & Applied Arts and Film Studies. So please, help me in getting fully funded Masters to PhD level scholarship.

  30. Tadesse Kibret Abebe says:

    My name is Tadesse kibret Abebe from Ethiopia. I am graduate of Bahir Dar University in Pedagogical Science and I have 10 years work experience in teaching. I need to peruse my graduate study in social psychology. So I would like to request your kind cooperation to inform me where I am legible and get free scholarship anywhere.

    God Bless You

  31. Mekonnen Muez Hadera says:

    My name is Mekonnen Muez Hadera and Iam Ethiopian and have been living in Ethiopia. I have BA degree in Management since july 18,2007 with 3.31 comulative average point. Iam graduated in Mekelle Univerisity in Tigray,Ethiopia,and iam employee of ethiopian telecominication corporation in the project of planning and analysis team. New iam eagar to up grade my education to masters degree in Business Management / Business Administration / in Research or any related area of study.Iam grateful for the opportunity, please contact me using:

    E-mail [email protected]


    Thank you in advance

    With best regards


  32. syed siamul huque says:

    dear sir,
    i am a student of Bangladesh. i have completed my graduation from computer science in this year. i always want to study abroad with some sort of scholarship or financial aid from any sources. please send the scholarship bulletins regarding the computer science or information technology sector.
    syed huque.

  33. Jemal Kemal Nigo says:

    [email protected]
    My name is Jemal Kemal Nigo. I have M.Sc degree in Mathematics from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Now I am a lecturer in Haramaya University. I want to pursue my PhD degree in Applied Mathematics with Musical Modeling or in any field related to Mathematics and Economics. So please, help me in getting fully funded PhD scholarship.

  34. Abdulmuen Mohammed says:

    I am Ethiopian 25 old, I hold DVM Degree from Addis Ababa University In August 2007.

    Currently I am working on Pastoral Livelihood Strengthening Project with an International NGO in Pastoral area of Ethiopia.

    I want to continue my educational career To Master / PhD level in any field of Veterinary, Public health, Rural Development….etc. In order to contribute my best to the Development of the Pastoralists.

    So, could you, please, give me information on how to obtain or help me in getting free/ fully funded Scholarship from any country of the world.


    Kindly, Addulmuen M.

  35. yishak Asefa says:

    i am ethiopian i have got my first degree in autmotive engineering in 2006. please how can i continue my masters degreee in at any relation filud
    Many thanks

  36. Tesfaye says:

    am a graduate of Hawassa University with BSc degree
    in Forestry. I would like to study in any forest related field
    of specialization at MSc level. Please let me know if there is
    a possibility of being eligible.

    Thank U

  37. Adane Tsegaye says:

    i am ethiopian i have got my first degree in mechanical engineering in 2004 . i am working for electro mechanical works in sudan
    please how can i continue my masters degreee in electro mechanical works
    Many thanks

  38. Gebrekiros Belay says:

    My name Is Gebrekiros Belay. I am the graduate of Management and Law at BA & LLB level. Now I want to learn In LLM at any foreign or internal scholarship. Then would you please give me any advice how to gate the opportunity?
    thank you

  39. solomon Etay says:

    I am solomon from Ethiopia I have recieved Bsc in the field of Applied mathematics from Debub university Ethiopia in 2005 so I am apply MA/Msc scholarship .please inform me immediately on my eligibility.

  40. Charles Chenha says:

    Am a Tanzanian graduate and wish to apply for this scholarship. Can you please inform me immediately on my eligibility.
    Thanks and hope to hearing from you soon!
    Charles Chenha.

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