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Japan America Society of Minnesota

Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM) Mondale Scholarship

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Various benefits
United States
20 Jul 2023
Application deadline


Japan America Society of Minnesota is a non-profit, non-political association is dedicated to bringing the peoples of Japan and the United States closer together in mutual understanding, respect, and cooperation.


Scholarship type

Merit and need based

Number of scholarships to award



Partial Funding, up to $2,000

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


The Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM) will award the Mondale Scholarship to undergraduate students enrolled in Minnesota colleges and North Dakota State University who want to broaden their knowledge of Japan through a combination of study and travel. Former Ambassador Mondale has continually promoted a deeper understanding of Japanese business, government, culture, and language among corporate leaders and employees in America. The Japan America Society of Minnesota is proud to have this opportunity to assist Minnesota/North Dakota students in their quest for a study experience in Japan since 1998. 

Applicable programmes


The selection committee has the discretion to award up to $2,000 for the scholarship. The awards are specifically to be used for travel to or within Japan before, during, or after the student’s specified term(s) of study.


  • Applicants must be undergraduate students enrolled in Minnesota colleges and universities and North Dakota State University.
  • Candidates with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher are preferred.
  • Applicants who are keen to expand their knowledge of Japan through a combination of study and travel are welcome to apply.

Scholarship requirements




United States



Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

20 Jul 2023

Application form: Google Form /PDF Form.

Official college/university transcript(s) from all institutions attended.

Cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher.

Two letters of recommendation.

These letters should come from a faculty member or a member of the applicant’s community of residence who knows the applicant well and who can attest to the applicant’s desire to spend time studying and traveling in Japan.

An essay that addresses these questions: Why do you want to study and travel in Japan? What is your goal for this experience? How do you intend to use the scholarship dollars? The essay must be no longer than two double-spaced typewritten pages.

A copy of the letter of acceptance from the intended program of study in Japan.

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