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/ continue 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.  Complete all Next Steps task on your dashboard and submit your application.
  5. 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.


Your complete AFS application and Yoshi Hattori Memorial scholarship essay task must be completed by Thursday, August 29, 2019; 11:59 PM EST.

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