Financial aid from KCP for study in Japan.
Here is support for financing study abroad in Japan. Scholarships for study abroad may be awarded based on personal attributes (ethnic or religious background, parents’ field of employment, children of veterans, descendants of immigrants from specific countries), or on academic focus, major, or career path. You may find further scholarship and financial aid information at your school’s study abroad office. This starting list may help you.
Note that application deadlines and awards often occur considerably in advance of study terms.
KCP International Scholarship
Offered by KCP International Japanese Language School, these merit-based scholarships are awarded to three eligible students each term who attend KCP, on a first come, first served basis. The scholarship is a housing discount; award amount varies with length of study and other factors.
Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
Sponsored by the Association of Teachers of Japanese, these scholarships provide assistance of up to $4,000 to qualified students for study at an eligible program in Japan.
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia
Offered through the Institute of International Education, these awards provide funds for study abroad in East and Southeast Asia ranging from $3,000–$7,000, depending on the length of the study abroad program.
Gilman International Scholarship Program
Offered by the U.S. Dept. of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education, this program provides study abroad awards for U.S. citizens or U.S. national students who receive federal need-based aid under Title IV: Pell Grants, Federal Work-Study, some loans, and SEOG. Awards are up to $5,000, depending on length of program.
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)
FEA provides scholarships and grants to U.S. students in order to provide more opportunities for them to attend intensive education abroad programs. One of its main objectives is to help dedicated U.S. students learn foreign language skills and appreciate cultural differences in other societies. Scholarships are awarded with preference for underrepresented students like minorities and community college students.
Boren Scholarships fund U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests but underrepresented in study abroad (and that includes Japan). In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to work in the Federal Government for a minimum of one year following graduation.
Suzuki-sensei’s kind patience helped bring my stress down; I did better when she was teaching. Other teachers saw me struggle and hovered around me, trying to be helpful, but it stressed me more. Suzuki-sensei knew how to offer me help at the right times without hovering.