The Association for Promotion of International Cooperation &
Bill Raynor Micronesia Challenge (APIC-BRMC) Scholarship
The APIC-BRMC Scholarship is made possible through a partnership between the Association for Promotion of International Cooperation/ Japan (APIC), Sophia University and the Micronesia Conservation Trust (MCT). The scholarship program allows two students from the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands or the Federated States of Micronesia to pursue master's degrees from the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies at Sophia University in Japan. The program aims to foster human resources who will be able to address environmental issues in Micronesia and to contribute to international society, and through cooperation between the parties, deepen friendship between Japan and Micronesia.
Awardees of this prestigious scholarship will receive financial support to earn graduate degrees while receiving close guidance and mentorship from key individuals within the Micronesia Challenge partnership, including members of the peer learning networks, Micronesians in Island Conservation (MIC) and the Pacific Islands Managed and Protected Areas Community (PIMPAC). The mentors/advisors are technical experts who have extensive experience in the field of conservation, climate change adaptation and sustainable development in Micronesia/Pacific. Awardees receive mentorship by conducting required internships with host agencies in a related field in their home countries during each school break.
The APIC-BRMC Scholarship program is administered by all three parties of the partnership: APIC, Sophia University and MCT. Applications must be submitted to MCT first for initial screening. Successful candidates will be notified prior to proceeding to the final screening by APIC and Sophia University. MCT accepts electronic copies of the application files but the original/official files must be prepared for submission to APIC and Sophia University by the selected students for final screening.
Applicants must be citizens of the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia or the Republic of the Marshall Islands in order to be eligible for the APIC-BRMC Scholarship.
Please submit electronic copies of the application files listed below to MCT first for review and initial screening. A joint committee will interview short-listed students for the final selection. The original/official documents must then be submitted to APIC and Sophia University by the selected students for final screening.
The application deadline is 5:00pm on March 27, 2020 (Pohnpei time). Incomplete application packages or late submissions will not be accepted.
Any applicants with physical conditions that might require special attention when undertaking university work should notify the Sophia Admissions Office in writing before the application period.
For questions about the APIC-BRMC Scholarship or the application process, please contact:
Ms. Drinnette James
MCT Grants Officer
P.O. Box 2177, Kolonia, Pohnpei FM 96941
Phone: (691) 320-5670
Download and complete the application forms listed below and include in your application package: