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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.

2023 The Mitsui U.S.A. Foundation Scholarships in Tennessee Program Application

2023 Mitsui USA Scholarships in Tennessee Program Application.pdf

The Mitsui U.S.A. Foundation Scholarships in Tennessee Program 2022 Recipients

Sophia Sakura Aiello

Sophia, from Memphis in Shelby County, will attend The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Visiting family living abroad and with different backgrounds, including her mother’s family in Japan, encouraged Sophia’s interest in other countries. She plans to enroll in UT’s study abroad program, intern with international companies, and pursue her career in Journalism and Electronic Media on a global level.

Landry Ellese Dupree

From Gallatin in Sumner County, Landry will attend Middle Tennessee State University. She plans to pursue a career in the global aerospace industry and will major in Aerospace Maintenance Management. As the world becomes more connected, Landry sees her future contribution to the global community will be mentoring young women and encouraging them to join STEM related fields.

Olivia Katherine Layman

Olivia will also be attending The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. From Farragut in Knox County, Olivia has been passionate about learning Japanese since meeting a Japanese classmate in 5th grade. She plans to study Japanese and Architecture at UT, participate in UT’s Tokyo study abroad program to learn about Japan’s unique architectural style, and reunite with her friend.

Leonard Frank Phegley III

Leonard is from Bethel Springs in McNairy County and will be attending The University of Memphis. The son of a missionary, Leonard has lived in and visited many countries. He is interested in an international career that will combine his language skills and the study of law and political science, and give him the opportunity to continue to connect with people from around the world.

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