Yoshi Hattori

Full, merit-based scholarship to study abroad for a year in Japan.

This full, merit-based scholarship is designed to promote intercultural understanding and peace, and was created in memory of Yoshi Hattori, an AFS Exchange Student to the U.S. from Japan who died in 1992. 

Scholarship Details:

How to Apply:

  1. To be considered, start your AFS application.
  2. Contact to request the Yoshi Hattori Memorial Scholarship essay task or speak with your Study Abroad Specialist at 1 (800) AFS-INFO.
  3. Once requested, the Yoshi Hattori Memorial Scholarship essay task will appear in the Next Steps of your AFS dashboard.
  4. Semi-finalists will be invited to a Skype interview in early October. This Skype interview is in addition to the in-home information session that must be completed as part of your AFS-USA online application.


The application deadline for the 2019 Yoshi Hattori Memorial Scholarship has now passed.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Scholarships Team at

Odessa Van Hooser During my exchange I made a lot of decisions about myself. Now I am a much stronger person. Because I experienced another culture, I have a much wider view point and see everyday things from two perspectives.- Odessa, OH