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    The Japan Exchange & Teaching Program Alumni Association of Northern California (JETAANC) Scholarship

    Offered by JET Alumni Association of Northern California (JETAANC)

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 2, 2024
    1 award worth up to

    $2,500

    Grade level

    High School Senior

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    April 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a college-bound high school senior residing in Nevada or one of the 48 northernmost counties of California who has a demonstrated interest in Japan or Japanese culture? If so, you may be eligible for The Japan Exchange & Teaching Program Alumni Association of Northern California (JETAANC) Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards up to $2,500 to one eligible high school senior who will be enrolling (full-time) in an undergraduate program at an accredited 2 or 4-year college or university commencing the Fall semester after receiving the award. If you’re a college-bound, Nevada or northern California high school senior with an interest in Japan, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About JET Alumni Association of Northern California (JETAANC)

    The Japan Exchange & Teaching Program Alumni Association of Northern California (JETAANC) serves as a network and resource for JET Program alumni in Northern California and Nevada, and provides assistance to the JET Program and other activities that strengthen U.S.–Japan relations. JETAANC is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. With over 1,700 current members, JETAANC is one of the largest and most active JET alumni chapters in the world.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Senior

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

    Academic Interest

    Asian Studies

    State

    California, Nevada

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must (1) reside in Nevada or the 48 northernmost Californian counties and (2) demonstrate an interest in Japan and Japanese culture.

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    Essay

    Academic transcript

    Letters of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

    When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

    The The Japan Exchange & Teaching Program Alumni Association of Northern California (JETAANC) Scholarship winner will be announced: Early May 2024.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact JET Alumni Association of Northern California (JETAANC) at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    No, the The Japan Exchange & Teaching Program Alumni Association of Northern California (JETAANC) Scholarship is not renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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