We are pleased to announce that ICU sophomore student Tamae Kishi has been awarded the 2018 JICUF Study Abroad Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2012 with support from the ICU Alumni Association in the Americas and direct donations from individuals to encourage more ICU students to study abroad. Until this year, $2,000 has been awarded annually to the top five outgoing exchange students to the United States. However, starting from 2018, JICUF decided to award $10,000 to one student who plans to participate in one of ICU’s Exchange/Study Abroad Programs worldwide. This change was made to enable students with financial need and excellent academic standing to take part in ICU’s overseas programs.
Tamae will study at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA, from fall 2018. Congratulations Tamae!
Comment from Tamae Kishi:
“I would like to express my gratitude for selecting me as the 2018 JICUF Study Abroad Scholar. With this scholarship, I will be able to study at Rutgers University for a year. I am deeply grateful, and determined to do my best. As many students who have studied abroad say, I’m sure the year will not just be fun but will present numerous challenges. However, I believe that one can grow by challenging oneself and overcoming obstacles. Kazuko Watanabe, the former president of Notre Dame Seishin School, famously said “bloom where you were planted.” Taking these words to heart, I would like to appreciate even my failures and difficult times as valuable experiences, and strive to improve. Thank you again to the Japan ICU Foundation for giving me this wonderful opportunity.”