Sophia University, the Association for Promotion of International Cooperation &
Bill Raynor Micronesia Challenge Scholarship
The Sophia-APIC-BRMC Scholarship is made possible through a partnership between Sophia University, the Association for Promotion of International Cooperation/ Japan (APIC) and the Micronesia Conservation Trust (MCT). All three parties administer the scholarship program. The scholarship 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.
Applicants must be citizens of the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia or the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Application materials are listed below. Please submit electronic copies to MCT for review and initial screening. Successful applicants will be notified after initial screening and must submit the original/official documents to APIC and Sophia University for final screening.
The application deadline is on March 31, 2023. 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.
WHAT IS NEXT?
Submit electronic copies of all application files to Ms. Bertha Reyuw at email@example.com for initial screening. Successful candidates will be notified via email to submit the original/official application files to APIC and Sophia University for final screening.
For questions about the Sophia-APIC-BRMC Scholarship or the application process, please contact:
Ms. Bertha Reyuw
MCT Capacity Building Program Manager
P.O. Box 2177, Kolonia, Pohnpei FM 96941
Phone: (691) 320-5670