The UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies is pleased to announce two study abroad scholarship opportunities for UCLA undergraduate students participating in a UCLA or UCEAP internship or study abroad program in Japan: the Terasaki Centenial Scholars and the Moor-Shapiro Fellowship. These scholarships are made possible by generous contributions from the Terasaki Family Foundation and the Moor-Shapiro Families, who want to promote and support study abroad opportunities. Two scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded for Summer/Fall 2024.

NOTE: There is a separate scholarship opportunity for undergraduate students focusing on Japanese and Japanese American studies or involved in Japanese and Japanese American undergraduate student groups at UCLA. If interested, please contact Noel Shimizu at

Application Period

Summer/Fall Programs February 7, 2024 March 1, 2024
Winter/Spring Programs October 1, 2024 November 15, 2024

Eligibility Criteria

  • Currently enrolled UCLA undergraduate student
  • Must be participating in a UCLA or UCEAP study abroad or internship program in Japan
  • 3.25 GPA or higher
  • Financial aid recipient at UCLA
  • Preference will be given to students who have completed at least one Japanese language course or who are part of underrepresented groups in study abroad (first-generation, transfer, STEM, etc).

Please note that this scholarship will be awarded through a competitive application process. Students must comply with program registration/application deadlines to be eligible for this scholarship.

Application Instructions

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  • Complete the General Application.
  • When application opens for your program term, complete additional scholarship-specific questions.

Applications will be reviewed by the UCLA IEO Scholarship Committee. Award announcements will be made mid-March for summer/fall programs and mid-December for winter/spring programs.