The Yoshi Hattori scholarship is a full, merit, and need-based scholarship designed to promote intercultural understanding and peace. Created in memory of Yoshi Hattori, a beloved AFS Exchange Student to the U.S. from Japan, this scholarship offers the opportunity to strengthen meaningful connections between the U.S. and Japan through AFS-USA’s Flagship Program.

Scholarship Reward: Merit and need-based
Scholarship Value: Full-scholarship
Available Scholarships: One (1) award
Applicable Programs: This scholarship is only available for our Japan High School Year program that departs in Spring 2023.
Japanese Language Experience: No previous language experience is required.

Students must meet the following eligibility requirements. All Yoshi Hattori Memorial scholarship and program application requirements are due for scholarship consideration:

  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Thoughtful submission of a series of scholarship essay questions.
  • Semi-finalists will be required to participate in an online interview.
  • Applicants must qualify for need-based assistance. Applicants/Families informed of Semi-Finalist status are required to submit financial documentation for scholarship consideration. Families who typically qualify have household incomes of $85,000 or less, though some extenuating circumstances can be considered.

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Scholarships questions? Contact the Scholarship Team at [email protected].