JETAANC Scholarship


$2,000 Scholarship Available to High School Students
with an Interest in Japanese Culture and Language

The Japan Exchange & Teaching Alumni Association of Northern California (JETAANC) scholarship is open to students of U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residency residing in Northern California or Nevada. Applicants are judged on a number of criteria including a demonstrated interest in Japanese language or Japanese culture, academic accomplishments, a personal essay, and recommendations.

JETAANC members have all lived and worked in Japan and are committed to strengthening cross-cultural ties and to promoting understanding and engagement with the country. The aim of the scholarship is to encourage and nurture the next generation of Americans with an interest in Japan.

For more information about the scholarship as well as general information about the JET Program Alumni Association please visit or send an email to


(1) AGE
  Applicants must be a high school senior that lives in one of the following counties: Monterey, Kings, Tulane, Inyo, all counties north or those four, and all counties in Nevada
  Be in the process of enrolling (full-time) in an undergraduate program at an accredited 2 or 4-year college or university within the U.S. commencing Fall 2020
  Possess a sincere interest in Japan as demonstrated by at least one year of directed study or related activity
  Applicants must hold U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residency


(1) Please click here to apply online at the JETAANC’s homepage.
Friday, April 17, 2020.
May 4, 2020
non-renewable $2,000 academic scholarship
  Visit the JETAANC Website at:


JETAANC is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering local awareness and understanding of Japan and its culture, and serves as a support network and resource for current and former JET participants in Northern California. JETAANC is active in many of Northern California’s Japan-related cultural events, as well as educational and international exchange activities in the region.

Members of the organization are former participants of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, which is sponsored by the Japanese government to increase mutual understanding between the people of Japan and other nations. The program aims to promote international relations in Japan's local communities by helping to improve foreign language education and developing international exchange activities at the community level.

Every year the JET Program sends teachers and coordinators for international relations to villages, towns and cities throughout Japan to teach and promote cross-cultural understanding. The program, which dates back to 1987, has employed over 60,000 people from dozens of countries since its inception. The Northern California region has strong historical ties to Japan and has been one of the largest recruiting grounds for the JET Program. This particular region has one of the largest JET alumni associations in the world, with thousands of members. For more information on JETAANC, please visit us on the web at