Columbia College is pleased to announce the establishment of the Nobuhisa and Marcia Ishizuka Global Fellowship in East Asian Studies. This generous grant, provided by Mr. and Mrs. Ishizuka has been created to provide funding assistance for students on financial aid who wish to study abroad during the summer in Asia. Preference shall be given first to students engaged in the study of Japanese language and culture and second, to students engaged in the study of other East Asian languages and cultures, but whose research and interests include Japan.
To be eligible for consideration students should be a current Columbia College students in good standing with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (graduating seniors are not eligible). Applicants should also meet the criteria set forth in the grant’s terms; specifically, be planning to study Japanese language and culture over the summer on an approved Columbia program in Japan or to be engaged in the study of other East Asian languages and cultures, but whose research and interests include Japan.
To Apply: The application, which can be found and completed online here, consists of the following:
- A statement of purpose that explains the applicant’s interest in Japanese language and culture and how the study abroad program will enhance her or his intellectual, professional, and personal development.
- A current transcript
- One letter of recommendation, preferably from a professor who can speak to the applicant’s commitment to Japanese language and cultural studies.
For further questions about the fellowship and the application process please contact Dr. Jodi Zaffino (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dean Scott Carpenter (email@example.com) in the Office of Global Programs.