Japan-America Society Scholarship Program
Information about Tanaka & Green Academic Scholarship for academic year 2016 - 2017 will be available at the end of May, 2016.ABOUT
In 2014 JASW established the Tanaka and Green Academic Scholarships to support short-term academic study (one semester or one academic year) at colleges and universities in Japan. The scholarships are made possible thanks to the Society's H. William and Lily Tanaka Scholarship Endowment and the Marshal and Lispenard Green Educational Endowment.
The scholarship may be used for any combination of tuition and other academic fees, room and board, travel and transportation (including internal Japan travel), and other approved expenses.
Requirements for Applicants
Priorities and Preferences for Reviewing and Screening Applications
In reviewing applications, the JASW Scholarship Committee will give priority and preference to applicants who can demonstrate a combination of any of the following factors:
Application Procedure for 2015-2016
Applicants should submit the following documents by email to email@example.com before the deadline of July 15, 2015. All documents should be included as attachments in the same email. The email subject line should say "Scholarship Application" and also include the applicant's full name.
JASWDC will not follow up if an application is incomplete. Failure to submit all required documents, or to fully complete the application, will render the applicant ineligible.
A complete EMAIL application includes the following three documents:
In addition to the three attachments, a recommendation form (Teacher Recommendation) must be filled out by a professor or advisor at a student's college or university in the US. Have the professor or advisor email their PDF form separately to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selection and Announcement
The Scholarship Committee will review all applications in accordance with the requirements, priorities, and preferences listed above. JASW will inform scholarship awardees by August 15, 2015.
Payment will be made in two allotments. An initial payment of $4,000 will be made before the academic study in Japan commences, and a second payment of $1,000 will be made after the study in Japan is over and the required report has been submitted to JASW. The required report (1-2 pages) should describe the student's experience in Japan, both academic and non-academic, and how that experience has affected their thinking and knowledge about Japan and their plans for the future.
Any questions about the JASW Tanaka and Green Scholarships Program should be submitted in writing to JASW at email@example.com for response by the Scholarship Committee. Please do not call.
RECEIVERS OF 2015-2016
The Japan-America Society of Washington DC is pleased to announce the following winners of the 2015 Tanaka and Green Academic Scholarships.
Phoebe Bui- George Washington University
Amanda Buker- University of Maryland
Emily Markley- University of West Florida
Kansai Gaidai University
Mia Saidel- American University
Frank Pallone- Kenyon College
Kima Sluchansky- University of Hawaii at Manoa
WINNERS OF 2014-2015
The study abroad reports written by the winners of the 2014 Tanaka and Green Academic Scholarships can be viewed by clicking the links below.
Lily McFeeters- Towson University (report)
Kansai Gaidai University
Chieko Quigley- George Washington University (report)
Alicia Taylor- George Washington University (report)
Benjamin Villar- Western Michigan University (report)
Calita Woods- American University (report)
Resume Circulation Service
If you have Japan-related work or study experience and are job hunting, our Resume Circulation Service will get your resume placed on the desks of top Japanese and American executives in the Washington area. We send the resumes to our corporate members at the end of each month. To be included, email your resume in PDF format to JASW by the third Friday of the month. Payment must be received at the same time. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The service costs $30 and is available to Society members and non-members. You can mail a check to the Society payable to Japan-America Society, or you can pay on-line. If payment is not received by the third Friday in the month, the resume will not be sent until another month has passed.
To pay for the Resume Circulation Service on-line, please click here.
For a list of JASW Corporate Members, please click here(pdf.)
Please note: The Japan-America Society of Washington is not a job placement service. Members who use this service therefore should not contact the Society to ask about their status with individual companies. The companies will contact job applicants independently and directly, if they are interested.
If you need more information, please contact the Society at 202-833-2210.
The Japan-America Society maintains a library of approximately 1,000 English-language books on Japan, its culture and history, society and economy, and politics and foreign relations. The library may be used by appointment only, during normal office hours (M-F 9:30-5:30).