Published: Dec. 6, 2017

The U.S.-Japan Council recently announced the opening of applications for their Toshio Watanabe Endowed scholarship fund, which supports semester/year-long study abroad programs in Japan for graduates and undergraduates in the U.S.. There will be virtual information sessions for interested applicants December 6th at 6 p.m. and December 11th at 3 p.m. (EST). The application deadline will be February 15, 2018. For more information, please see the original posting below:

"Applications for the 2018-19 U.S.-Japan Council Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship Program will be available soon! This program provides financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students for a semester or year-long study abroad program in either the United States or Japan. A generous endowment gift of $10 million from Mr. Toshizo (Tom) Watanabe to USJC makes it possible to award scholarships to students for whom study abroad would not be possible without financial support. Beginning this year, scholarships will be awarded to both American and Japanese undergraduate students who are pursuing international study in either the United States or Japan. 

A virtual information session for interested U.S. and Japanese applicants, as well as university and college administrators, will be held in early December. For more information on the virtual information sessions, please see the flier and sign up here!

For information on eligibility, timeline and application requirements, please see this page."

Best of luck to all applicants!