The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships.
Fall 2019 Bridging Scholarships
Applications are now being accepted from students who will study abroad in Japan beginning in Fall 2019, for a semester or an academic year.
Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs).
Eligibility and Qualifications
Applications for Bridging Scholarships for study in Japan during Fall 2019 or the academic year 2019-2020 should be submitted to AATJ by the deadline of April 10, 2019. Please submit the following, either by applying online or by using the application form that can be downloaded from this website.
Whether submitted electronically on on paper, applicants application should include the following:
Paper Scholarship Application Form
If applicants prefer not to apply for the scholarship online, the application is available as a Microsoft Word fillable form. Applicants can download this form to their computer, fill it out on computer, save it, print it, and mail it. Type the information in the shaded boxes (boxes will expand as they type); tab between boxes; click mouse or type an “x” to fill in a Yes/No box.
PLEASE NOTE: The application deadline is NOT a postmark deadline; application materials should be received by that date, whether they are submitted online or in paper form.