Information: BEYOND Tomorrow Tohoku Future Fellows Program 2014 (Scholarship)

Application for this program has been closed

The Global Fund for Education Assistance, through BEYOND Tomorrow — its leadership development program for young victims of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami — invites applicants for the BEYOND Tomorrow Tohoku Future Fellows Program 2014.


The Fellows Program

  1. University scholarship
    This is a scholarship to support university students who are eager to engage in activities as BEYOND Tomorrow Tohoku Future Fellows. The scholarship offers a stipend for living expenses up to 100,000 yen a month, depending on geography and living situation of the applicant.
  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 ambassadors 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. Corporate program
    Through internships and structured visits, the students will have an opportunity to directly interact with the businesses supporting this program

The BEYOND Tomorrow Tohoku Future Fellows Program 2014 is a comprehensive leadership development program including supports above. 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 1 year.


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 plan to be a 2-year or 4-year college or university program between April 2014 and March 2015.  Those applying to overseas programs, excluding language schools, are eligible.The students who are enrolled in a college of technology and going to move to the 4th grade.

3. The applicant must have strong ambitions to become a leader with a global perspective, overcoming the adversity 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

*Can be in receipt of other scholarships or apply for tuition exemption at the same time.

Selection process

1st stage Application review
2nd stage Interviews (To be conducted December 14th, 15th at Sendai. Travel expenses will be subsidized for applicants who are invited for an interview)

Application process

Submit all the information below by deadline.BEYOND Tomorrow will notify 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 (If you have already graduated from your high school, please contact below)

Closing Date

November 23, 2013

About the Global Fund for Educational Assistance and BEYOND Tomorrow

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 “Tohoku Future Leaders Summit” in every autumn and the “BEYOND Tomorrow Summer Global Program” in August 2013, BEYOND Tomorrow is making strong advances in creating leaders from the disaster-affected areas of Japan.

Contact information
FAX: 03-6745-9100

Application materials (download)