Information: BEYOND Tomorrow Scholarship Program

The Global Fund for Educational Assistance, through BEYOND Tomorrow — its leadership development program for young victims of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami — invites applicants for the BEYOND Tomorrow Scholarship Program.

The Leaders Program

  1. University scholarship
    This is a scholarship that will cover tuition and living costs. On top of tuition and enrollment fees, the scholarship offers a stipend for living expenses (up to 100,000 yen a month if living independently, up to 50,000 yen if commuting from a family household; exact figures to be finalized based on geography and living situation). 150,000 yen will be delivered upfront without condition.
  2. Mentoring
    BEYOND Tomorrow supports its students in realizing their dreams by offering mentors who are leaders in diverse areas. Each student will be paired with a mentor, and throughout the program the mentors will be available for discussion and advice.
  3. Ambassador program
    As amabassadors of disaster relief, the students will communicate their experiences domestically and abroad, raising global awareness of the terror of natural disasters and the unmet needs in combatting them
  4. Business program
    Through internships and structured visits, the students will have an opportunity to directly interact with the businesses supporting this program

The BEYOND Tomorrow Leaders Program aims to have a thorough approach in nurturing leaders. We look forward to receiving applications from students who will be active participants in the programs delineated above and who have a strong ambition to become leaders in society. The aforementioned programs will be supported for at most 4 years.

*If the student is receiving scholarship or financial aid money from another source, this scholarship amount may be adjusted accordingly
*The maximum tuition fee is 20,000,000 yen per academic year
*The scholarship amount may be reevaluated on a yearly basis


①  The applicant must have been living in Iwate, Miyagi, or Fukushima prefectures at the time of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami (March 11, 2011). Those who moved to a different prefecture after March 11, 2011 are still eligible

②  The applicant must graduate from high school, or a school of similar level, by March 2012. The applicant must plan to being a 2-year or 4-year university program between April 2012 and March 2013. The applicant must obtain a letter from the university program of his or her application status by March 2012. Those applying to overseas programs are eligible

③  The applicant must have strong ambitions to become a leader with a global perspective, overcoming the obstacles experienced during the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami

※Those who have suffered severe losses (e.g., loss of a legal guardian, destruction of a house, severe financial hardships) will be given priority during the selection process

Selection process

1st stage: Application review
2nd stage: Interviews (To be conducted December 17th, 18th at Sendai. Travel expenses will be covered for applicants who are invited for an interview)

Application process

Send all the information below by November 26, 2011, from the current school principal to BEYOND Tomorrow via email ( or via fax (03-6745-9100). We will not accept submissions sent directly from applicants. There are no submissions via post. BEYOND Tomorrow will notify the school principal of applicants who are selected for the second round interview. Application materials cannot be returned.

①  Application form
②  Application essay (must be submitted on paper specified in application)
③  Recommendation letter from school principal

About the Global Fund for Educational Assistance and BEYOND Tomorrow

The Global Fund for Educational Assistance was founded by leaders who are active in many areas, such as politics, business administration, business, NGO, and media. BEYOND Tomorrow is a program aimed to nurture global leaders from young victims of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. It offers a comprehensive approach that includes financial scholarships for students planning to attend university. Holding the “Summer Davos Junior Leaders Program” in September 2001 and the “Tohoku Future Leaders Summit” in October 2011, BEYOND Tomorrow is making strong advances in creating leaders from the disaster-affected areas of Japan.

Contact information

Application materials (download)