Scholarships in Japanese Language And Literature

Doctoral Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: November 1

Selection is based upon scholarly and professional quality, the applicant's contribution to a better understanding of Japanese culture, arts, language, and society, and to the promotion of cultural relations between Japan and the world. Applicant must have sufficient proficiency in Japanese to pursue research in Japan. Three letters of reference, an evaluation of Japanese-language ability, and academic transcripts required. Applicant should contact the Japan Foundation New York office in September.

Research Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: November 1

Selection is based upon scholarly and professional quality, the project's contribution to a better understanding of Japanese culture, arts, language, and society, and to the promotion of cultural relations between Japan and the world. Applicant must also have the cooperation of an affiliated institution, associate, or research associate. Three letters of reference required. Applicant should contact the Japan Foundation New York office in September.

Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 15

Preference is given to applicant planning to major in engineering and international studies.

George E. Mylonas Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be an entering freshman student who plans to pursue an undergraduate major in Arabic; art history and archaeology; Chinese; classics/ancient studies; comparative arts; comparative literature; dance; drama; English; film and media studies; French; German; modern Hebrew; history; interdisciplinary project in the humanities; literature and history; Italian; Japanese; Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern studies; music; philosophy; religious studies; Russian studies; or Spanish.

Henry & Chiyo Kuwahara Creative Arts Award

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 1

Award is to encourage creative projects reflecting the Japanese-American experience and providing cultural representation. Applicant must be a member of JACL. Selection is based upon personal statement, letters of recommendation, transcripts, work experience, and community involvement. Professional artists are not eligible.

Research Travel Within the U.S. for Japanese Studies

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 1; October 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident performing research on Japan and wish to use museum, library, or other archival materials located in the U.S. Award is primarily intended to support postdoctoral research; pre-doctoral dissertation research may be considered.

Instructional Materials Grant for Japanese Studies

Award: $1,000, Deadline: October 1; February 1

Award is for purchase of audiovisual materials to accompany workshops or to be used in ongoing classroom instruction in Japan-related courses. Applicant must specify in which course materials will be used, estimated enrollment for the course, and exact title of requested materials.

Yoshiko Tanaka Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a member of JACL. Selection is based upon personal statement, letters of recommendation, transcripts, work experience, and community involvement. Preference is given to applicants interested in Japanese language/culture or in enhancing U.S./Japanese relations.

Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.

Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.

Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan

Award: $4,000, Deadline: October 11

Applicants must be undergraduates, U.S. citizens and be enrolled in a U.S. college. Study in Japan must be for at least three months and take place during the academic year (summer programs are not eligible). Students must submit a letter of recommendation and an essay on their interest in studying in Japan.