Honjo Graduate Scholarship Guidelines

2018 Honjo awardees

Honjo Graduate Scholarship

Through generous funding from the Honjo Foundation, JAA is looking for qualified candidates for its 2021 JAA – HONJO Scholarship. This is open to students who will be enrolled in a full-time course of graduate study (except medical, music, studio art and performing arts) at an accredited U.S. university in the greater New York area in academic year 2021-2022. The student should be able to demonstrate an interest in and ideally is already involved in furthering U.S. – Japan relations. The deadline for applications is noon, February 15, 2021.

To apply, you need to submit a JAA Honjo Scholarship Application. You will need to include the following in your application:

1. A resume or CV,
2. Two letters of recommendation (at least one from a professor)
3. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
4. Essay on how your current course of study will help further US-Japan relations (500 – 750 words).

If you are chosen as a recipient, you will be expected to stay in touch with the Honjo Foundation in Tokyo, Japan and let them know the status of your studies and how you have used your scholarship. In prior years, the amount of the scholarship has ranged from $3,500 to 10,000.

If you have any question, please contact us at info@jaany.org/212-840-6942.

You can either apply online or post your completed application to: The Japanese American Association of New York, Inc., 49 West 45th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10036, Attn: Honjo Scholarship, or e-mail to: info@jaany.org.