Feb 25, 2016

At $700 million, Stanford boasts world's biggest scholarship program

Nike co-founder Phil Knight is donating $400 million to Stanford University to help create the largest fully endowed scholarship in the world with the goal of preparing a new generation of global leaders, university officials said Wednesday. With Knight’s gift and donations from alumni ...

Nov 17, 2015

Japan mulls full scholarship program for children of crime victims

The government is considering launching a full scholarship program for children of crime victims, according to informed sources. An existing scholarship loan program offers interest-free financing to such children, using funds not returned to victims of furikome sagi remittance scams. However, since it was ...

Dec 18, 2014

More struggling to get handle on student loans


An increasing number of students are struggling to pay education loans and more than 6,000 lawsuits were filed over the fallout in the 2013 academic year alone. Kazuya Fujishima, 29, a graduate student at Hokkaido University, owes some ¥10 million in an interest-bearing loan ...

Apr 20, 2014

Aichi revamps scholarships for Asian students

The Aichi Prefectural Government is offering scholarships to students from 22 Asian countries to study at graduate schools there on condition that they agree to work for local companies after graduation. The scholarships cover tuition and ¥150,000 in living expenses for a six-month period ...

Jul 12, 2013

JT plans scholarships for low-income students


Japan Tobacco Inc. said Friday it will establish a university scholarship for students from low-income families, providing up to ¥8.8 million until graduation in the most generous program of its kind. The program is scheduled to start next April, JT said. “Students from low-income ...