The U.S.-Japan Council Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship

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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

 

Overview

The Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship Fund/Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship Program 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.

For more information on the scholarship's establishment, please read the press release.

For the 2017-18 school year, scholarships will support Japanese undergraduate/graduate students studying abroad in the United States. We fully expect to begin supporting American undergraduate students studying in Japan starting in the 2018-19 year. 

For information on eligibility, timeline and application requirements, please see the 2018-19 program flier

 

Statistics for 2017-18 Watanabe Scholars

12 women & 9 men
18 undergraduate students & 3 graduate students 
Average Award Amount: $18,082
Total Amount Awarded: $379,722
8 scholars are from single parent households
4 scholars are TOMODACHI alums

 

Meet the Scholars

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Lisaho Abe Tomoyo Aizawa Kohei Arai
International
Christian University;
University of
Pennsylvania
Ritsumeikan
University;
Appalachian
State University
Keio University;
Carnegie Mellon
University

 

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Etsuo Fujita Kantaro Hagi Keisuke Harada
International
Christian University;
Guilford College
Kyushu University;
San Jose
State University
Kyushu
University;
University of
Georgia

 

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Court Honda Sara Inoue Yuka Jibiki
Springfield College Keio University;
Brown University
Showa Women's
University;
Lesley University 

 

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Mami Kameya Jun Kanazawa Sho Kawamura
Meiji Gakuin University;
San Francisco
State University
Tokyo International
University;
University of
Southern Indiana
Tohoku University;
University of 
California, Riverside

 

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Mariko Kimura Hideyuki Komaki Ayumi Kuriki
Tohoku University;
University of 
Hawaii at Manoa
Keiko University;
University of
Washington
Pasadena City College;
University of
California, Los Angeles

 

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Eru Machimoto Daisuke Maruichi Yuka Nishino
International
Christian University;
State University of
New York, Buffalo
Columbia University Aoyama Gakuin
University;
Southern Oregon
University

 

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Megumi Uchino Aika Yamamoto Marina Yoshimura
Columbia University International
Christian University;
University of
California, Berkeley
Waseda University;
Yale University

 

Click here to read the bios of this year's scholars!

 

Highlights from the 2016-17 Watanabe Scholarship

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