Mitsubishi Scholarship Program
Study Abroad Participants
What to Expect

Eligible Countries

Japan

Programs

Summer

Deadline

Feb. 28, 2025

Scholarship Amount

This is a full scholarship.

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

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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.