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Mitsubishi Scholarship Program

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Eligible Countries

Japan

Please refer to individual country pages for program duration and departure times.

Programs

Summer

Deadline

Feb 29, 2024

Scholarship Amount

This is a full scholarship.

Eligibility

  • Up to three full scholarships for children of employees of Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Parent must be employed full-time with Mitsubishi for at least one year prior to application deadline. Parent must also be employed full time with Mitsubishi at the time students are notified of award.

  • Only U.S. citizens or students with permanent U.S. residency may apply.

  • Previous recipients are not eligible.

  • Students who are interested in Japanese culture, language, and people.

Age Requirements

Applicant must meet the age requirements listed on the Japan country page.

Complete Application Includes

  • Complete Online Application

  • 3 Short Answer Essay Questions

  • $37.50 Application Fee (non-refundable)

  • Candid and Headshot photos

Additional required information post-application submission includes:

Scholarship Covers:

  • Round-trip international travel

  • Round-trip domestic travel

  • Placement with a carefully selected host family, generally in and around Hiroshima.

  • Regional orientation for scholarship recipients and parents

  • Preparatory materials

  • Japan specific orientation

  • 24/7 Support services in host country

  • Comprehensive Insurance

Scholarship Recipients are Responsible for

  • Passport, visa fees (if necessary), and any excess luggage tariffs

  • Personal spending money

  • Upon returning home, scholarship winners are expected to complete at least one presentation in their school or community to share their experiences, teach others about the culture in their host country, and encourage other students to participate in foreign exchange.

  • Within one month of returning home, the student must provide an essay and photos detailing their exchange experience to their scholarship sponsor. At least one photo must be with the host family.

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2019 Mitsubishi Electric Scholarship winner Ashley Lowery (far left) with her host family in Japan

Notes

  • All applicants will be notified of their status (via email) in April.

  • Students may not miss orientation or arrive late in Japan. Additionally, students may not schedule to leave the program early or extend their stay in Japan. All students must fly to and from Japan together. Students are expected to complete the 6-week homestay program in Japan.

  • Mitsubishi Electric US scholarship recipients represent Mitsubishi Electric US Headquarters (MEUH) as cultural ambassadors in their host communities and are expected to actively participate in school activities and in the host family home. As a cultural ambassador, recipients should set a positive example of the United States and MEUH.

  • Students are expected to build mutual understanding through cultural exchange and meaningful relationships with host families and friends.

  • The goal of the Mitsubishi Electric Scholarship Program is for students to learn and understand the real meaning of global acceptance.

  • Scholarship programs are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

PLEASE KEEP A COPY OF THIS PAGE AND YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS FOR YOUR REFERENCE.

If applying for multiple scholarships, please indicate each scholarship’s name and code on your application. All scholarship recipients are required to travel on the YFU group travel dates, and to complete the entire program. For more information regarding YFU and the scholarship selection process call 1.800.TEENAGE or refer to the Scholarships Overview section of this web site.

Frequently Asked Questions



  • Description text goes Eligibility is limited to children of full-time employees of Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. The parent must have been employed with Mitsubishi for at least one year prior to the application deadline and must still be employed at the time of award notification. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent U.S. residency.



  • The scholarship covers round-trip international and domestic travel, placement with a host family (usually in or around Hiroshima), regional orientation, preparatory materials, Japan-specific orientation, 24/7 support services in the host country, and comprehensive insurance.



  • Applicants must submit a complete online application, a teacher recommendation, a host family letter, three short answer essay questions, a Mitsubishi Electric supplemental essay form, a health certificate, a parent-student agreement, five candid photos, and one passport photo. The application fee is $37.50.



  • Recipients are expected to complete at least one presentation in their school or community to share their experiences and encourage others to participate in foreign exchange. They must also submit an essay and photos detailing their exchange experience to their scholarship sponsor within one month of returning home.



  • Yes, recipients represent Mitsubishi Electric US as cultural ambassadors and are expected to actively participate in school activities and in the host family home. They should set a positive example of the United States and build mutual understanding through cultural exchange. The goal is for students to learn and understand the real meaning of global acceptance.

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