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Epson America, Inc. International Scholarship


Epson America, Inc. International Scholarship


Eligible Countries

China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain

Please refer to individual country pages for program duration and departure times. Previous language study may be required.





Scholarship Amount

This is a full scholarship.


  • Open to children of employees of Epson America, Inc. headquarters and field offices.

  • Parents must be on the Epson payroll at the time of the application deadline and at the time of the student's actual departure.

  • College students of the appropriate age bracket may apply.

  • Open to US and non-US citizens.

  • Previous recipients are not eligible.

Age Requirements

Applicants to must meet the age requirements established on the program country page.

Complete Application Includes

  • Complete Online Application

  • 1 Teacher Recommendation

  • Host Family Letter

  • 3 Short Answer Essay Questions

  • Application Fee (non-refundable)

  • Health Certificate

  • Parent-student agreement

  • 5 Candid photos

  • 1 Passport size photo

Application Fees

$75 (non-refundable); please make check payable to YFU.

Scholarship Covers:

  • Round-trip international airline travel

  • Round-trip domestic airline travel

  • Placement with a carefully selected host family

  • Pre-departure orientation for scholarship recipients and parents

  • Preparatory materials

  • 24/7 support services in host country

  • Three-day Japan specific orientation at the beginning of the program (if going to Japan)

  • Comprehensive Insurance

Scholarship Recipients are Responsible for

  • Passport

  • Visa fees (if necessary)

  • Any excess luggage tariffs

  • Required overseas medical insurance (many insurance policies will cover students while traveling abroad)

  • Personal spending money

  • Upon returning home, scholarship winners are expected to complete at least one presentation in their school or community to share their experiences, teach others about the culture in their host country, and encourage other students to participate in foreign exchange.

  • Within one month of returning home, the student must provide a report and photos detailing their exchange experience to be shared with Epson.

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2019 Epson Scholarship Winner Fernando Urteaga on the Santander coastline of Spain


Winners who wish to use this scholarship to go to Japan will participate in a special mandatory 3-day pre-departure orientation


  • All applicants will be notified of their status (via email) in April.

  • Scholarship programs are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.


If applying for multiple scholarships, please indicate each scholarship's name and code on your application. All scholarship recipients are required to travel on the YFU group travel dates, and to complete the entire program. For more information regarding YFU and the scholarship selection process call 1.800.TEENAGE or refer to the Scholarships Overview section of this web site.