Scholarships, Fellowships, & Other Opportunities
Scholarships for JET Alumni
- American University College of Education - American University’s School of Education plans to offer a JET scholarship for graduate study. The details are in the negotiation process, but will be announced soon. Their programs are designed to address the needs of educators in public schools with commitments to social responsibility and to the academic and social-emotional development of each region’s children. Scholarship offers will include on-campus and online programs within AU’s School of Education.
- School for International Training - JET alumni will receive a 30% tuition waiver. SIT will also waive the application fee of $50.
- Carnegie Mellon Heinz College - Heinz College awards qualified JET program alumni a minimum scholarship of $7,000 per semester (30% tuition).
- Middlebury Institute of International Studies (Monterey, CA) – Offers programs in topics including International Policy Studies, Translation & Interpretation, Language Teacher Education and International Business. MIIS offers a guranteed $10,000 per year scholarship to JET alumni. Details are available at https://www.middlebury.edu/institute/admissions/scholarships/partners/jet.
- Showa Women's University (Coed) (Japan) - All foreign students receive a 30% reduction in tuition. In addition, scholarships are offered to those who satisfy our grade and attendance requirements. Showa also offers JET alumni a special work-study program in which they receive scholarships which fully cover tuition, fees, and housing support in return for part-time work at the university.
- Syracuse University Maxwell School - The Maxwell PAIA – JET Alumni Scholarship covers at least 30% of the tuition costs of a single- or dual-degree course of study in Maxwell’s Master of Public Administration or Master of Arts in International Relations on-campus programs. The offer includes the option to defer admission for one year and to be considered for further merit-based aid based on the strength of the application for admission
- Williamette University - Thanks to a partnership with AJET, JET Program alumni are eligible to receive a minimum $5,000 scholarship if they choose to pursue an MBA in Williamette’s Early Career and Career Change MBA Program. Willamette University’s MBA Programs are specifically designed to prepare students for their first professional career position, career change, or advancement. Simply indicate on your application, and in your admissions interview that you are JET alumni.
- JAIMS: East-West Knowledge Leaders Program (EWKLP) - The EWKLP is a three-month certificate management program that provides continued education for experienced business professionals and serves as a primer for those launching careers in international business. Fujitsu Scholarship - JET returnees who are Hawaii residents with a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of full-time work experience are eligible to apply. The scholarship covers the tuition for the East-West Knowledge Leaders Program (EWKLP) in Honolulu and a one-week study trip to Tokyo. Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Scholarship - JET returnees who enroll in the EWKLP automatically receive a $2000 for the tuition in the East-West Knowledge Leaders Program
Lists of Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants
Dear Sensei-gata in the U.S.,
Konnichiwa! We are pleased to inform you that the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (JFLA) is now accepting applications for the following training programs in Japan. Please note that the changes in the training schedule this year!
Application Deadline: DECEMBER 1st, 2020
PLEASE PRINT SINGLE SIDE AND USE PAPER CLIPS INSTEAD OF STAPLES!
(Your application must arrive by this date – ...READ MORE »
The Hamako Ito Chaplin Memorial Award will again be conferred in 2021, administered through the Association for Asian Studies. In accordance with the wishes of the Chaplin family, each year a prize of $1000 will be awarded to either a current graduate student or a full-time instructor of Japanese for excellence in Japanese language teaching at the college-level. A full-time instructor who has completed graduate study within the last ...READ MORE »
Thanks to JET alumni, Kelly Primrose (Nara-ken) for passing along the following opportunity:
The Mansfield Fellowship Program was established by the U.S. Congress in 1994 to build a corps of U.S. federal government employees with proficiency in the Japanese language and practical, firsthand knowledge about Japan and its government. Through their placements, Fellows develop networks of contacts in Japan and an ...READ MORE »
Applications for Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for the 2021/2022 academic year will open July 1, 2020 and close December 30, 2020.
Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year of full-time, intensive language study of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer or Burmese at the advanced level in approved language programs in East or Southeast Asia.
Superior candidates pursuing careers in ...READ MORE »
The application for the 2021 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is now open! We welcome your students to apply now to learn a critical foreign language next summer on a fully-funded study abroad program.
The application is now live and available online at: https://www.clscholarship.org/apply
Applications are due Tuesday, November 17, 2020 by 8:00pm EST.
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Konnichiwa! This is Mike Penny from The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (JFLA).
I am emailing today to let you know that next month (9/1 & 9/15) are the final 2020-21 grant application submission deadlines for two JFLA grant programs.
Grants for Nationwide/Statewide/Regional-level Events and Projects
1. Japanese Language Learners Event Grant
Deadlines: March 1 and September 1, 2020
Grant Amount: Up to $1,000
Program Outline: This program provides up to ...READ MORE »
JFNY Grant for Online Japanese Studies
As in-person gatherings are limited due to the global pandemic, we are introducing a new grant program to provide intensive support for initiatives related to Japanese Studies that focus on exchanges via the Internet. The following are examples of the types of projects this program can support: online symposium, seminars, ...READ MORE »
Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, which awards qualified JET program alumni a minimum scholarship of $7,000 per semester (30% tuition), has reopened the application window for their master’s degree programs for start dates in Fall 2020. In an effort to be as flexible as possible during this period, they will now be ...READ MORE »
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Due date: Thursday, April 23 - 5:00 pm
As a part of its efforts to preserve and promote our Japanese heritage and to advance the commitment to community service, the JASC administers an annual scholarship program to support members of the Japanese American community to pursue education beyond ...READ MORE »
Japan Art History Forum (JAHF) is pleased to announce the 17th annual
Chino Kaori Memorial Essay Prize competition. Established in 2003 in
memory of the distinguished art historian Chino Kaori, the prize is
awarded annually to a graduate student who has written an outstanding
essay in English on a topic in the field of Japanese art history
and/or visual culture. The award recognizes excellence in ...READ MORE »