The Mitsui U.S.A. Foundation Scholarships in Tennessee Program
Each spring, we notify principals and guidance counselors at high schools statewide about the Mitsui USA Foundation Scholarships in Tennessee Program. The Mitsui U.S.A. Foundation Scholarships in Tennessee Program supports the aspirations of globally-minded high school seniors from all across Tennessee.
The Mitsui USA Foundation Scholarships in Tennessee Program was established by Mitsui USA Foundation to provide educational opportunities to college-bound high school seniors and promote cross-cultural understanding between Japan and Tennessee. The Japan-America Society of Tennessee serves as administrator for the Scholarship Program.
Four $5,000 freshman-year scholarships are funded and awarded to successful applicants who plan to enroll in four-year Tennessee public colleges or universities - Austin Peay State University, East Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University, The University of Memphis - or within the University of Tennessee systems.
The 2023 Mitsui U.S.A. Foundation Scholarships in Tennessee Program Application
Recipients of The 2023 Mitsui U.S.A. Foundation Scholarships in Tennessee
Zachary Cope from Bell Buckle will major in Japanese at Middle Tennessee State University. Zachary dreams of studying and working abroad, especially in Japan, and immersing himself in the history, culture and daily life of Japan. He would like to teach English in a high school and become a member of the community.
Avery Good will study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Avery is from Greeneville. He and his father have both worked for JTEKT North America, and meeting engineers from around the world at JTEKT has inspired Avery to pursue engineering, to invent and to improve others' lives.
Atticus Simon is from Mt. Juliet. He loves to build and design things, and he will study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Atticus hopes to make lives better through his designs. He was inspired by his father, a Toshiba engineer, who traveled to Japan, Korea and China, experiencing different cultures and building lifelong relationships.
Naomi Winn will study Global Studies/Public Policy/International Affairs at UTK. Naomi is from Knoxville, and she has a passion for public policy and volunteering. Naomi would like to study law and work to improve life for the international community. Naomi dreams of creating a grassroots organization to help female entrepreneurs.