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Bridging Scholarships

Goes By: Bridging

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Bridging Electronic Deadline - Fall, Spring, Academic Year
Friday, March 15, 2024

About this Fellowship

This program offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan for a semester or an academic year.

Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for Bridging Scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. In addition to scholarships, students are provided with mentorship and networking opportunities.

There are two application cycles, one with a fall deadline for spring semester programs, and spring for fall semester and academic year programs.

Please note: Students applying for Bridging must also complete the USC Education Abroad Application. The deadline for doing so is March 1 for fall, academic year, and summer programs. If your program begins the following spring, you must meet their Oct. 1 deadline in the year you will be studying abroad. Get more information from the Education Abroad Office.

Award Value

Academic-year scholarships consist of a $4,500 cash stipend; semester scholarships consist of a $2,500 cash stipend.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen
Campus Nomination Required Yes

Last updated: November 2, 2023

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