JETAANC Scholarship Application

Application Instructions

Please note that you will not be able to save your progress and continue the application later. We recommend preparing all your information, essays, and supporting documents in advance. Type your essay responses in a separate document and then copy/paste them into the application to ensure you have a backup.

All application question responses and materials MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE STUDENT. Applications that are completed or materials that are submitted by another individual on behalf of the student, including parents or legal guardians, will not be accepted (except for letters of recommendation, which may be submitted by the letter writer).

Page 1: Personal Information

  • First and Last Name

  • Date of Birth

  • Gender

  • Email Address

  • Phone Number

  • Mailing Address

Page 2: High School Information

  • High School Name

  • High School Website URL

  • Current Cumulative GPA

  • Expected Graduation Date

Page 3: Essay Questions

We suggest typing your responses to the first three questions in a separate document and then copy/pasting them into the application to ensure you have a backup. The fourth question must be uploaded as a separate document.

  1. [Text Entry - 50 Words Max] Where did you hear about this scholarship?

  2. [Text Entry - 100 Words Max] What are your motivations for applying? Please share how you see yourself as a good fit for this scholarship.

  3. [Text Entry - No Word Limit] Describe any extra-curricular activities that demonstrate your commitment to community engagement and service. 

  4. [Document Upload] Explain the significance of Japanese culture in your life. Describe one or more experiences with Japanese culture, language, or people that have impacted your life thus far. How have these experiences influenced your future plans?​

    Please type your response to Essay Question 4 in a separate document. Your response should be no longer than 2 pages double-spaced in 12-point font. Save your document as a PDF (10 MB max) with the filename formatted as Lastname_Firstname_Essay.PDF​

Page 4: Supporting Documents

Please prepare these three documents as PDF files (10 MB max) and save the files using your name in the filename format indicated below.

  • Current official transcript

    • Filename: Lastname_Firstname_Transcript.pdf

  • Two letters of recommendation on school or business letterhead

    • Filenames: Lastname_Firstname_Recommendation-1.pdf and Lastname_Firstname_Recommendation-2.pdf

If the person writing your Letter of Recommendation cannot share it with you, they can email their letter directly to us at scholarship|at| In that case, you can skip the Letter of Recommendation upload items. Please note that new letters of recommendation can be submitted up until the application deadline, but ONLY TWO LETTERS will be considered when evaluating your application.

  • [Optional] Resume

If you have any questions about the application or process, please contact scholarship|at|

Privacy Notice

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.