The Outreach Scholarship Program was first launched in the 2003-2004 academic year as a way of attracting more student diversity to the Nishimachi campus. The idea was to offer a limited number of partial or full scholarships to the school for qualified candidates from a variety of socioeconomic, racial, cultural, and geographic backgrounds who are currently in Japan but whose parents cannot afford the tuition.
Since its inception, the program has attracted many interested applicants. To date, twenty students have qualified for the program, which stipulates that candidates fulfill the school's admissions requirements and provide proof of financial need.
Our goal is to replenish the fund annually in order to maintain and expand further the number of students who can benefit. Many individuals (parents, alumni, staff, and friends), corporations, and Tomo no Kai have helped strengthen the program through their gifts and enthusiastic participation in the annual golf tournament and walkathon.
It goes without saying that scholarship recipients benefit greatly from the program. Less obvious, however, is the significant contribution these students make to the overall educational climate and to Nishimachi's core mission of "fostering sensitivity to, and respect for, individual talents as well as differences."
Our goal is to raise 13 million yen annually. We ask you to be generous in supporting this vital fund.