The Alexander C. Millar Scholarship for Study in Japan was established in 2011 by EAS alumnus Alexander Millar ’10, to increase cultural exchange between Japan and American students by awarding money on a yearly basis to a student to study in Japan. He hopes that students given the first-hand experience of Japanese life and culture through studying abroad will be able to find “a deeper understanding and appreciation of the ancient and rich culture and also have the opportunity to create lifelong friendships.”
Students have to be recommended through an application and interview selection process that will be chaired by a committee. They are required to complete a project while in Japan and will present the completed project upon return to an appropriate JCU forum. All candidates must also be considered eligible for receiving financial aid through the Financial Aid Department.