Application for Bridging Scholarship, Spring 2019

Please have all of your information ready before you start this application. You will not be able to save it and come back to finish it later.

Complete each item by filling in the text boxes, which will expand as you type. You can jump from one item to the next by hitting your tab key or you can put your cursor in the box you want to fill out.

When you have completed the application form, hit the red “Submit” button to submit the application.

Mailing Address
Please supply an address at which you can be reached year-round, if possible.
(for example, please enter a month and year)
(for example, “one year in high school,” “two years in college,” or “studied on my own for a year”)
Give the dates, duration, and purpose of the trip(s). (Previous travel to Japan does not disqualify you for the scholarship. It gives the selection committee a more complete view of your application.)
List country, dates, purpose, including all travel/living.
Estimated cost of your term of study in Japan
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Estimated resources for funding your study in Japan
We are looking for a realistic estimate of your resources to fund your study abroad in Japan. Receiving other scholarships and personal or family savings or student loan funds for study abroad does NOT hurt your chances of receiving a Bridging Scholarship or reduce the amount of the award.
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(NOT including the Bridging Scholarship)
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A short essay (about 500 words) telling us about yourself, explaining your reasons for wishing to study in Japan, and outlining what you hope to achieve by participating in a study - abroad program
An official transcript issued by your university’s registrar. The transcript can be uploaded here in PDF format, or sent as an email attachment to BridgingScholarship@aatj.org in any electronic format that is used by your university. For other options go to https://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/japan-bridging-scholarships.
Files must be less than 8 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
A letter of recommendation should be submitted as an email attachment (PDF preferred, Word accepted) to BridgingScholarship@aatj.org by the person you have asked to write the letter - someone who is knowledgeable about your abilities and potential, for example a professor or instruction in your major course of study. For other options go to www.aatj.org/studyabroad/japan-bridging-scholarships.