Bridging Scholarship

The Bridging Scholarship program will award  scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. 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.

Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends of $2,500 or $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. Since 1999, the Bridging Scholarship program has awarded more than 1,4000 scholarships to students studying abroad in Japan. 


Information on the Bridging scholarships and downloadable application forms are available at AATJ's Web site: http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/scholarships.

Requirements: U.S. citizen or permanent resident; enrolled at U.S. college or university; studying abroad in Japan.

Award Amount: $2500-$4000

Experience Abroad Type: 
Study Abroad
Student Level: 
Financial Need Considered: 
Pell Grant Required: 
Merit Based Aid: 
Merit Considered
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
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