This scholarship program is not run through the Office of International Education at Carroll University. Therefore the APPLY NOW button has been removed. If you wish to apply to this scholarship program, please follow the directions below.
No previous language study required
Semester or Academic Year
: Undergraduate at U.S. institution
Field of Study:
$2,500 (for students on semester-long programs)
$4,000 (for students on academic year programs)
Fall: April prior to term(s) abroad
Spring: October prior to term(s) abroad
The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award 60-100 scholarships to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year.
Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad.
Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply.
Applications for study in Japan in Fall should be submitted in the April beforehand. Applications for study in Japan in Spring should be submitted in the October beforehand. More specific dates are on the website as deadlines approach.
Each scholarship recipient will be expected to send a brief report about his or her study in Japan to the ATJ office within 60 days of returning from abroad. These reports will be valuable both for students who plan to study abroad in Japan and for teachers and advisors who are helping students to select suitable programs of study.