Scholarships in Southeast Asian Studies

Short-term Travel to Japan for Professional Purposes Grant

Award: $2,000, Deadline: October 1 (fall); February 1 (spring)

Applicant must be a scholar performing research related to Japan who needs time in Japan to complete his or her work. Applicant must have a Ph.D. or comparable professional qualification and have not received funds in this category within the past five years. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible.


Grant for Seminars on Teaching about Japan

Award: $5,000, Deadline: October 1; February 1

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students must provide a detailed description of their proposed seminar, how the results will be made available and a detailed budget on how the funds will be utilized.


Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) Japan Studies Grant

Award: $1,500, Deadline: October 1; February 1

Award enables Japanese scholars and experts to participate in non-Asia-related disciplinary conferences.


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.


American Association of Japanese University Women Scholarship Program

Award: $2,000, Deadline: September 30

Applicants must be starting their junior or senior year in college or be in graduate school at a California school. They must be able to attend the awards ceremony in Los Angeles at their own expense. Applicants must demonstrate a desire to fulfill a leadership role in their chosen field of study and be a contributor to U.S.-Japan relations and cultural exchanges. Students must also submit an essay showing how their studies will contribute to leadership or to the relationship between the United States and Japan.