2017 JETAANC Scholarship Application

Background:
The JETAANC serves as a support network and resource for returning JET Program participants in their transition to the Northern California Area, and also provides assistance in the recruitment and orientation for the JET Program to the Consulate General of Japan, San Francisco. The organization also works to promote and support understanding of Japan, and organizes and actively participates in Japan-related events

Purpose:
The JETAANC Scholarship honors one high school senior each year that has demonstrated a genuine interest in Japan with a non-renewable $1,000 academic scholarship. JETAANC requires that the recipient be accepted to an accredited two- or four-year college for Fall 2017 and who is a resident of one of the Northern California or Nevada counties that the JETAANC serves.

Selection Criteria:
The JETAANC Scholarship Committee will evaluate all applications based on the applicant’s demonstrated interest in Japan, academic accomplishments and interests, recommendations, responses to questions, and general impressions from the application form. A demonstrated financial need may be taken into consideration.

Eligibility:
Applicants must:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
  2. Plan to enroll (full-time) in an undergraduate program at an accredited 2 or 4 year institution of higher learning within the U.S. commencing Fall 2017
  3. Be a high school senior that lives in one of the following counties: Monterey, Kings, Tulane, and Inyo counties and all California counties north of them, as well as all counties in Nevada
  4. Possess a sincere interest in Japan, as demonstrated by at least one (1) year of directed interest

Procedure:
Fill out and submit online form below and upload the following in .pdf format:

  1. recent transcripts
  2. scans of two letters of recommendation on school/business letterhead
  3. required essay

Timeline:
✓ applications available online starting February 28, 2017
✓ applications must be completed and electronically submitted by April 21, 2017
✓ winners will be notified by May 15, 2017
✓ funds will be sent directly to the attending institution for use in school term Fall 2017

If you have any questions about the application or process, please contact the scholarship coordinator at scholarship@jetaanc.org.

Legal:
The JET Alumni Association of Northern California is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization open to current and returning participants of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. JETAANC formed in 1990, and became a California Public Benefit Corporation in 1994. Your name and contact information will be stored securely by the JETAANC and may be used only by the JETAANC for contacting you in the future for follow-up purposes.

Links:
JETAANC Website http://www.jetaanc.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jetaanc
Twitter: http://twitter.com/JETAANC
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=161940
Feedburner: http://feeds.feedburner.com/Jetaanc

JET Program:
The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program is aimed at promoting grass-roots international exchange between Japan and other nations. The number of countries sending participants has risen over the years, as has the number of participants. In 2015, the Program welcomed 4,786 participants from 43 countries. Visit: http://www.jetprogramme.org/e/introduction/index.html

 Online Application

Personal Information

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School Information

What high school do you currently attend?
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Other Information

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Why you are applying for this scholarship?

Describe any extra-curricular activities, community service, or Japan-related experience.

Required Documents

Essay

Please answer the following, required as part of your application:
Explain the significance of Japanese culture in your life. Include any experience with Japanese language, travel, or people you have encountered and how you have been impacted by this experience. Your answer should be no more than 700 words, be double-spaced, and use a 12-point font.

Essay upload:

Recent transcripts:

First letter of recommendation on school/business letterhead:

Second letter of recommendation on school/business letterhead:

Declaration of Applicant

(a) I have answered all questions applicable to me.
(b) I propose to be a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited two-year or four-year institutiuon of higher learning commencing Fall 2017.
(c) I agree to allow my name, essay responses, and study plans to be released publicly if I receive this award.

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