Obuchi Student Scholarships 2020 – United States

Applications are invited for fully funded Obuchi Student Scholarships 2020 for Master’s or Doctoral degree study at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UHM), United States.

Details for Scholarships

Obuchi Student Scholarships are part of the Graduate Degree Fellowship program and support Okinawan students for master’s or doctoral degree study at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UHM) in fields deemed beneficial to Okinawan development needs. These Scholarships are offered through a joint partnership of the United States and Japanese governments, specifically through the East-West Center and the Okinawa Prefectural Government. The program’s mission is to help Okinawa develop and strengthen its human resources in order to take a proactive role in Asia Pacific intellectual, research, and business activities. Priority in the student selection process is given to those studying in fields of benefit to Okinawan development.

The East-West Center and the University of Hawai‘i, located in a unique island setting with a distinctive multicultural heritage, offer premier resources for studies on Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. Through East-West Center affiliation, awardees become part of a growing network of students and alumni forging the shape and substance of the world’s most vibrant region.

Obuchi student fellows have opportunities to enhance their degree studies by participating in Center internship and leadership development projects.

Undertaking degree studies at the UHM or joining the APLP through an Obuchi Student Scholarship is not merely about receiving a financial aid scholarship. Since the basic purpose of the East-West Center is to build a sense of Asia-Pacific community and prepare for future leadership roles, Obuchi student fellows and other EWC graduate student fellows live together and interact with each other in both intellectual and social activities. They are from the very outset an identifiable group committed to the notion of building an Asia-Pacific community. Through team-building activities, leadership development projects and internships, learning about the Asia Pacific region, cultural exchange, educational enrichment gatherings, community service and service-learning projects, Obuchi fellows and other EWC graduate degree fellows establish friendships and lifelong ties to a network of people committed to positive change in the Asia Pacific region.

Benefits under Scholarships 2020

Successful applicants will receive the following benefits:

  • Full-time graduate tuition and fees at the in-state rate for general graduate programs toward master’s or doctoral studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
  • Housing in an East-West Center residence hall, based on single occupancy
  • A stipend of $250 to partially cover food and incidental expenses
  • An allowance for books, materials, and supplies
  • Subsidy toward health insurance coverage

Application for Obuchi Student Scholarships 2020

To apply for Obuchi Student Scholarships 2020, applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Application Acknowledgment (screenshot or PDF of the notification you receive from UH upon submitting your online admission application to the university) for applicants applying simultaneously to UH
  • Cost Sharing Form
  • Passport biodata page

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