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Opening date: 1 June
Closing date: 1 September
Value: $2500 in year 1; $500 in years 2,3,4
For: students of Japanese at any NZ university
In 1995, Massey University received a generous endowment from the Sasakawa Foundation of Tokyo, now the Nippon Foundation, to fund a programme for the enhancement of Japanese Language Education and Japanese Studies in New Zealand. This programme is called the Sasakawa Fellowship Fund for Japanese Language Education.
The fund offers scholarships to students who are enrolling full-time for a first undergraduate degree in Japanese language, or Japanese language conjoint with a second degree. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage top students to continue with their Japanese study at tertiary level and to consider combining it with another discipline. Preference will be given to those studying a conjoint degree or a double major, but not at the exclusion of those who are studying a Japanese specific degree.
Up to five scholarships will be awarded annually. In making these awards the following factors will be considered:
Application forms must be received by the Sasakawa Programme Co-ordinator by 1 September.
Applications must be accompanied by:
* Please note: You can have these copies certified by taking them, with the original, to a JP or your school principal, or your Japanese language teacher. The certifier will sign that they are a true copy of the original.
You will need to approach two people to act as your referees for this scholarship application. One should be a teacher, who can comment on your work abilities, and the second should comment on your character, leadership qualities and so on. You should:
Thank you for agreeing to act as referee. In making their selection of scholars for the Sasakawa Undergraduate Scholarship, the Selection Committee looks at the following factors:
It is recognised that you might not be able to comment on all of the above factors but it would be helpful to the Committee if you could keep this list in mind as you frame your response.
Please email your reference to Naomi Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 1 September.
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Last updated on Tuesday 09 July 2019