The Japan Center for Michigan Universities is proud to announce the following students have been awarded highly competitive scholarships.
Elena is a student of Grand Valley State University MI and will be attending JCMU Fall 2014. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.
Carrie is a student of Calvin College MI and will be studying Japanese at JCMU for Fall, 2014. The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year.