2017/Aurora Challenge Grant for Japan projects: Applications due on March 31


2016 Aurora Challenge Grant: two recipients, David Goto (center left), Naomi Hirahara (center right), speech contest winner (center), and the board members of the Aurora Foundation. (Courtesy of the Aurora Foundation)

Japanese Language Scholarship Foundation (aka Aurora Foundation) is accepting application of 2017 Aurora Challenge Grant for Japan projects.

The grant will be awarded to a citizen of the USA who resides in California and has a unique dream, in any field of endeavor, which is related to Japanese culture and which would never be possible to realize without traveling to Japan between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018.

There is no age limit and no GPA/Scholastic achievement requirement. The award will go to an individual with a creative dream or challenge that, if fulfilled, would contribute to global goodwill and intercultural appreciation.

The winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship which can used to carry out the project, including a roundtrip air ticket between the USA and Japan.

All applications must be mailed on or before March 31, 2017

More information is available at the Website at