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National Fellowships and Scholar Programs

Competition Details

Bridging Scholarships

Goes By: Bridging
Fellowship Website

Offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan for a semester or an academic year.

Applicants need to apply through the USC Study Abroad Office.

There are two application cycles, one with a fall deadline for spring semester programs, and spring for fall semester and academic year programs.

Please note: Students applying for the Bridging must also complete the USC Study Abroad Application due to the Study Abroad Office. The deadline for doing so is March 1 (Feb 15 for programs that begin in the summer) for fall or academic year programs. If your program begins the following spring, you must meet their Oct. 1 deadline in the year you will be studying abroad. See link to Forms and Applications at

Award Value

Ranges from $2,500- 4,000.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen
Campus Nomination Required Yes
Year of Study Funded Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Academic Areas: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Social Sciences, Mass Communication, Humanities, Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, Health Sciences, Fine Arts, Education, Business
Areas of Interest: Study Abroad, Language Study
Language Funding Optional
Location Abroad

Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


Bridging Spring Receipt Deadline
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Study Abroad Application Deadline for Fall/Academic Year Programs
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Study Abroad Office, Close-Hipp Bldg, Suite 453 (4th floor)

Bridging Fall Electronic Deadline
Friday, April 10, 2020

Study Abroad Application Deadline for Spring Programs
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
5 p.m. ET

Study Abroad Office, Close-Hipp Bldg, Suite 453 (4th floor)

Last updated: August 10, 2018

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