Applications are invited for Bridging scholarships from students who will participate in semester or yearlong study abroad programs in Japan beginning in Fall 2016. Students from USA can apply for these bridging scholarships.
The American Association of Teachers of Japanese is a non-profit, non-political organization of individuals and institutions seeking to promote the study of Japanese language, linguistics, literature, culture, and pedagogy, at all levels of instruction.
AATJ fosters professional development, the promotion of Japanese and foreign language education and the exchange of research, and seeks to coordinate its activities with related organizations to promote Japanese studies, including a network of state and regional affiliate organizations.
Japanese language study is not a prerequisite.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to undergraduate students for participating in semester- or year-long study-abroad programs in Japan.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in any field of study.
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). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply.
Scholarship can be taken at: Japan
Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this Scholarship:-
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 last for at least 3 months and must earn credit that will transfer to their home campus in the US.
Nationality: Students from USA can apply for these bridging scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: 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.
English language Requirements: Japanese language study is not a prerequisite.
Supporting Material: Please submit the following to the AATJ office:
-An application form can be downloaded from this website. 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.
How to Apply: Applications should be sent via e-mail and also by post.
Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is April 8, 2016.