The 2016-17 scholars with Toshizo (Tom) Watanabe (front row, second from left) and Hidemi Watanabe (front row, third from right) at the 2017 Watanabe Leadership Weekend in Los Angeles
The Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to undergraduates/graduate students for a semester or year-long study abroad program in either the United States or Japan. A generous endowment gift of $10 million from Mr. Toshizo (Tom) Watanabe to the U.S.-Japan Council makes it possible to award scholarships to students for whom study abroad would not be possible without financial support.
The scholarship will support up to the full cost of attendance to the study abroad program of the applicant’s choice. The scholarship program grants awards to recipients in amounts determined by financial need and other qualifications. 2018 marks the inaugural year to support American students studying abroad in Japan, and the third year for Japanese students studying abroad in the United States.
The application period for the 2018-19 academic year has closed.
Details for the 2019-20 application will be posted December, 2018.
Please join our mailing list and we will send you the details when it becomes available.
All times are listed in US Eastern Standard Time. All sessions will be conducted in English, unless otherwise stated at a later day.
Please register for an info session by clicking on one of the session dates listed out below.
|Japanese||American||Japanese Institution||U.S. Institution|
|October 17, 2018 @ 8pm||October 16, 2018 @ 5pm||October 24, 2018 @ 8pm||October 22, 2018 @ 5pm|
|December 3, 2018 @ 8pm||December 5, 2018 @ 5pm||December 11, 2018 @8pm||December 12, 2018 @ 4pm|
For more information on the scholarship's establishment, please read the press release.
For any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Moe Aoki||William Best||Kyran Blissett||Monica Estrada|
|Jada Fraser||Shota Furugen||Jay Guzman||Court Honda|
|Naomi Ishimura||Grace Johannesmeyer||Kei Kato||Satsuki Kobayashi|
|Ryohei Kono||Kim-Tuyen Le||Melody Lin||Ngan Luu|
|Jotaro Mimata||Justin Montgomery||Tamayo Muto||Momo Nakakita|
|Miho Namba||Blake Newton||Calina Nguyen||Linda Nguyen|
|Tomoko Oyama||Cesar David Palacios Orihuela||Jewel Quilaton||Masaaki Saito|
|Maaya Sato||Shintaro Sato||Sawa Shimokawa||Kana Takemoto|
|Ayano Tanaka||Sayaka Tanaka||Wakana Tokuyama||Bethany Urbano|
|Maribeth Villanueva||Takashi Yoshida||Evan Yoshimoto|
|William Best||Monica Estrada||Cesar David Palacios Orihuela||Ngan Luu||Calina Nguyen||Jay Guzman|
|Kyran Blissett||Justin Montgomery|
|Jada Fraser||Blake Newton|
|*TBA: Kim-Tuyen Le|
|Mimata Jotaro||Kei Kato||Moe Aoki||Court Honda|
|Tamayo Muto||Illinois||Naomi Ishimura||Masaaki Saito|
|Momo Nakakita||Arizona||New York|
|Indiana||Shota Furugen||Maaya Sato|
|Miho Namba||Shintaro Sato|
|Sawa Shimokawa||Ryohei Kono|