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CWAJ SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

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Welcome to CWAJ’s Scholarship Programs. The unchanging mission of the College Women’s Association of Japan (CWAJ) is supporting higher education and nurturing leaders who will contribute to a better world.

In the years following CWAJ’s foundation in 1949, over 400 men and women from war-devastated Japan received travel grants and were able to take up university places overseas. CWAJ has awarded scholarships annually since 1972. In the four decades since then, more than 380 students have benefited from our scholarships, becoming leaders in their fields in Japan and other countries. CWAJ also recognized the need to support students with visual impairments, starting scholarships for them in 1978. CWAJ continues to evolve to meet the needs of society. The newest scholarship category is the Fukushima Relief Scholarships. These are awarded to students at Fukushima Medical University School of Nursing whose finances were adversely affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and who will benefit the community in the future by providing skilled and compassionate professional nursing care.

CWAJ awards merit scholarships to women only in the Study Abroad and Non-Japanese Graduate scholarship programs described below. However, please note that men can also apply for the scholarships awarded to the visually impaired. Awards are based on the candidates’ academic excellence, the quality and feasibility of their proposed study and their potential to contribute to society. CWAJ is proud to offer Scholarships with no age limits and no restrictions on area of study.
 
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2014 NJG Scholar 2014 SA Scholar 2014 SVI Scholars 2014 TAC-WG Scholar
 
Introducing the 2014 CWAJ scholars. Click here for profiles and photos of the 2014 Scholars.
 
Please learn more about the accomplishments of our inspiring past scholars by viewing the CWAJ Scholarship 40th Anniversary Slideshow.

2015 SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

 
Please note: All CWAJ scholarship applicants are required to be living in Japan at the time of their application. We regret, therefore, that we are unable to accept any applications from outside Japan.
 
GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP FOR JAPANESE WOMEN TO STUDY ABROAD (SA)
1 Scholarship, ¥3.0 Million
 
Click here for SA page.
 
GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP FOR NON-JAPANESE WOMEN TO STUDY IN JAPAN (NJG)

1 Scholarship, ¥2.0 million

 
Click here for NJG page.
 
SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED TO STUDY ABROAD (SVI-SA)
1 Scholarship, ¥3.0 Million
Open to both men and women.
 
Click here for SVI-SA page.
 
SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED TO STUDY in JAPAN (SVI-SJ)
2 Scholarships, ¥1.5 million
Open to both men and women.
 
Click here for SVI-SJ page.
 
 

Obtaining Application Forms

  a) SA and NJG Programs: Application forms are available ONLY from the CWAJ website. 
  b) SVI-SA and SVI-SJ Programs: Application forms may be downloaded from the CWAJ website or obtained by e-mail and regular mail. 
     
For more information about the scholarship program, please send your inquiry in English or Japanese to scholarship@cwaj.org
 
NO TELEPHONE INQUIRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED
 
 
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