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641 S St NW Suite 200

1.800.833.6243

admissions@yfu.org

Kikkoman Folsom

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Kikkoman Folsom Scholarship

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Eligible Countries

Japan

Please refer to individual country pages for program duration and departure times.

Programs

Summer

Deadline

7-Jan

Scholarship Amount

This is a full scholarship.

Eligibility

  • 3 scholarships for students attending Folsom High School, Cordova High School, Oak Ridge High School or Vista del Lago High School (Folsom) in California.

  • Students must hold a 3.0 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

  • Only US citizens may apply. Previous recipients of YFU scholarships to Japan are not eligible.

Age Requirements

Applicants must meet the age requirements defined on the Japan country page.

Complete Application Includes

  • Complete Online Application

  • 1 Teacher Recommendation

  • 3 Short Answer Essay Questions

  • $75 Application Fee (non-refundable)

  • Parent-student agreement

  • School certificate

  • Health certificate

  • 5 candid photos

  • 1 Headshot

Application Fees

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

Scholarship Covers:

  • Round-trip international travel

  • Round-trip domestic travel

  • Placement with a carefully selected host family, recipients tend to be placed in the Tokyo/ Kanto region.

  • Regional orientation for scholarship recipients and parents

  • Preparatory materials

  • Three-day mandatory Japan specific orientation at the beginning of the program

  • Support services in host country

  • 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

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

  • 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.

Orientation

Japan scholarship winners will participate in a 3-day special mandatory pre-departure orientation

Notes

  • All applicants will be notified of their status in April.

  • Students may not miss orientation or arrive late in Japan. Additionally, students may not schedule to leave the program early or extend their stay in Japan. All students must fly to and from Japan together.

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

PLEASE KEEP A COPY OF THIS PAGE AND YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS FOR YOUR REFERENCE.

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.