Scholarship opportunity to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Japanese language study is not a requirement. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be enrolled in a college or university in the United States.
Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Each scholarship recipient will be expected to send a brief report about his or her study in Japan to the ATJ office within 60 days of returning from abroad. Must submit the following: A completed application form; A short essay (up to 500 words) explaining your interest in study abroad in Japan; Evidence of acceptance for study abroad in Japan; A budget showing the cost of your term of study in Japan and listing scholarships, loans, and other financial aid you expect to receive; A letter of recommendation and official transcript from your college or university