Executive Director of the Bridging Project for Study Abroad in Japan:
The Bridging Scholarship program will award 60+ scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan during the 2014-2015 academic year or the Fall 2014 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. April 8 is the deadline for receipt of student applications.
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 1,350 scholarships to students studying abroad in Japan.
The deadline for applications for the Fall 2014 semester or the 2014-2015 academic year is April 8, 2014. 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 2015 semester should wait until fall of 2014 to apply.)
In addition, Morgan Stanley Japan will award two $7,500 scholarships to undergraduate students who will be studying abroad in Japan during the 2014-2015 academic year. Applicants must submit a short essay on one of two 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 . Printed application brochures can be downloaded from the website.