Introducing the Fall 2015 Bridging Scholars and Announcing Spring 2016 Scholarship Grant Opportunties

September 22, 2015 

Congratulations Bridging Foundation Scholars!

View a map showing where the Fall 2015 Bridging Foundation Scholars will study here.

We’re thrilled to announce that 75 students were recently selected to receive Bridging Foundation scholarships and will begin their study abroad in Japan this fall.  Over 360 students applied; interest in Japan and financial need remain strong among US. undergraduates.  Thank you.  Because of you, these students will immerse themselves in Japanese language and culture, and soon become global leaders in business, education, government, science, and other fields.

Your support and generosity give students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for linguistic, cultural, and educational exchange. We welcome students studying a range of disciplines, from anthropology to biomedical engineering, and who come from large research universities, small liberal arts colleges, community colleges, and every institution in between. You can read about their experiences on the student stories page of our website. Your donations make these stories possible.

If you are interested in studying in Japan, or know someone who is, our Spring 2016 scholarships are already on the horizon. We’re accepting applications now through October 8, 2015. More information, including the application, can be found here.  Please forward this message to let others know about this opportunity.

Thank You Sponsors! 

The Freeman Foundation, Aflac Japan, AIG Holdings KK, Ronald and Maria Anderson, Bloomberg, L.P., Estee Lauder K.K., Exxon Mobil G.K., the Robert Grondine Memorial Scholarship Fund, Ellen Hammond and Yasuo Ohdera, Harry Hill, Deborah Ann Howard, Ichigo Asset Management, the Japan Foundation, Lockheed Martin Global, Inc., Mission Value Partners, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), Morgan Stanley Japan, Anne Nishimura Morse, Robert and Janette Noddin, Oak Lawn Marketing, ORIX USA Corporation, T.J. Pempel, Susan Pharr and Robert Mitchell, Jay Ponazecki, Thierry and Yasko Porte, Robert Roche, Len Schoppa, David Sneider, George and Brad Takei, Temple University-Japan Campus, Toyota Motor North America, and U.S.-Japan Council-TOMODACHI Initiative.