The Aurora Japanese Language
Scholarship Foundation (JLSF) is currently accepting applications
for the year 2013 scholarships.
JLSF was established in 1998
to encourage teachers of the Japanese language for their educational
and/or professional development as well as to generate cultural
exchanges by those in language education related studies. These
awards will enable the awardees to carry out a project of their
choice in Japan. Each awardee will receive a $3,000
scholarship and roundtrip air tickets up to $1,500 from the USA
to Japan (coach class).
The project can be anything that
would enhance the quality of the awardee's teaching. Applicants
are encouraged to propose any projects they would like to carry
out but are currently unable to because of the lack of funding.
Types of projects awardees may choose are unlimited! For example,
projects may include:
- Studying Japanese
at a pre-existing program, such as the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language
Institute, or the Hokkaido International Foundation
- Traveling around
the country to gather authentic materials for teaching purposes,
including taking photographs and making films;
- Visiting a school(s) in Japan to learn more about their
- Volunteering at Japanese non-profit organizations
to learn differences and similarities in how different cultures
operate in a working environment; or,
- Experiencing Japanese New Year's with a host family and
write up the experience on a web page.
After their Japan trip, scholarship
awardees will be required to submit reports to the JLSF about
their experiences in Japan.