The goal of the Reitaku Foundation of America Undergraduate Scholarship Program is to promote educational and cultural exchange between the United States and Japan. Founded in 1959, Reitaku University has 2,800 students; approximately 19 percent of the population is from overseas. Two undergraduate scholarships are usually offered each year.
For one academic year, winners will take part in Japanese language study as well as enroll in regular courses conducted in Japanese for at least ten class hours per week. The award covers round-trip airfare, university tuition, dormitory fees, and a modest food allowance.
Candidates for a Reitaku Foundation of America Scholarship:
A Reitaku Foundation of America Scholarship application consists of the following:
Finalists will have a phone or Skype interview in order to determine their level of proficiency in the Japanese language. Award winners will be announced by April 1st, 2012.
Although there is no Stanford campus process for the Reitaku Foundation of America awards, interested students should contact the ORC for a copy of the application and for guidance on the application process as well as review the Reitaku University website for details.