James Bradley Peace Foundation to China

Scholarship Description

Program Length   * School Year (summer departure)Country Choice   * ChinaEligibility:* The James Bradley Peace Foundation Scholarship, formerly known as the Sons of Iwo Jima Scholarship program, provides academic year scholarships to China and Japan. Open to all US high school students, but with a selection priority for students attending specific high schools. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Previous participants on a YFU exchange are not eligible. Only US citizens may apply.* Selection priority will be given to students attending the following high schools: Andrew Jackson Senior High School (FL), Antigo (WI) High School, Audubon (NJ) High School, Childress (TX) High School, Clay Center Community (KS) High School, Conemaugh Valley (PA) High School, Fleming County (KY) High School, Long Beach Polytechnic High School (CA), Manchester (NH) High School, Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts (MO), Smith-Cotton (MO) High School, Weslaco (TX) High School, and students of the Pima Tribe (AZ) Ira H. Hayes Memorial High School.Age Requirements:  * Applicant’s birth date must fall between April 1, 1992 and July 15, 1995. Application Fee:  * $75 (non-refundable) Please make check payable to YFU.Complete Application Includes:Please refer to page 2 of the application packet for a complete checklist.  * 1 American Overseas Application Form, including:  * 1 Educator Evaluation Form   * Host Family Letter   * 5 Responses to Short Answer Essay Questions   * Application Fee (non-refundable)  * 1 Scholarship-specific Essay (see below)Scholarship Covers:  * Round-trip international travel   * Round-trip domestic travel   * Placement with a carefully selected host family   * Regional orientation for scholarship recipients and parents   * Preparatory materials   * Support services in host countryScholarship Recipients are Responsible for:  * Passport   * Visa fees (if necessary)  * Any excess luggage tariffs   * Required overseas medical insurance (many insurance policies will cover students while traveling abroad)  * Personal spending money   * Upon returning home, scholarship winners are expected to complete at least one presentation in their school or community to share their experiences, teach others about the culture in their host country, and encourage other students to participate in foreign exchange.NOTE:  * Scholarship-specific Essay Please submit an essay answering the following question with your completed application. This is a mandatory requirement to qualify for this award. Please limit the length of your essay to approximately 500 words.    James Bradley is funding your scholarship. In his books, Flags of Our Fathers and Flyboys: A True Story of Courage, Bradley details the deaths of Americans fighting the Japanese in World War II. Why would you want to go to China or Japan to study?  * All applicants will be notified by mail of their status in December (Japan program) or April (China program). Please keep this form and a completed copy of the application materials for your reference.

Year of Need: College Freshman,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: Varies

Deadline: 2018-01-05


Sponsoring Organization Youth For Understanding USA
6400 Goldsboro Road Suite 100
Bethesda, MD 20817

Contact Person:

Phone: 240-235-2100

Fax: 240-235-2104