Sony Corporation of America Scholarship
Please refer to individual country pages for program duration and departure times.
This is a full scholarship.
Full scholarships available for high school students who are children of full-time U.S. employees of Sony Corporation of America (SCA) (including Sony/ATV, Sony DADC, Sony Biotechnology Inc.), Sony North America (SNA), Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), Sony Music Entertainment (SME), or Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE).
Previous recipients of a YFU scholarship are not eligible. Employee must have completed one full year of employment prior to the deadline.
To enable Sony to award scholarships to as many different families as possible each year, only one scholarship per employee family may be awarded in a given program year.
Academically, the applicant must have a “B” average or better (3.0 on a 4.0 scale).
This program is not open to children of Japanese transfers.
Parent must be a full-time U.S. employee of SCA (including Sony/ATV, Sony DADC, and Sony Biotechnology Inc.), SNA, SPE, SME, or SIE at the time the student departs for Japan.
U.S. citizens or students with permanent U.S. residency may apply.
All applicants will be notified of their status (via email) in April.
Students must be born between April 2, 2002 and April 1, 2004.
Complete Application Includes:
Complete Online Application
1 Teacher Recommendation
Host Family Letter
3 Short Answer Essay Questions
Application Fee (non-refundable)
5 Candid photos
1 Passport sized photo
$75 (non-refundable) due at the time of application
Round-trip international travel
Round-trip domestic travel
Placement with a carefully selected host family, generally in and around Hiroshima.
Regional orientation for scholarship recipients and parents
Three-day Japan specific orientation at the beginning of the program
Support services in host country