Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Hashi.org Announces American Scholarship Winner!

Hashi.org is proud to announce the winner of the 3rd annual Travel Scholarship to an American citizen! The number of applications received exceeded previous application periods, and we received many, fine applications, with essays describing a variety of backgrounds. Semi-finalists included a professor traveling to Japan to gather materials for upcoming classes, a curator/historian going to So. Korea, a prospective MBA/International Studies applicant, and a student going to Japan to participate in a Global Studies program.

But our winner is a University student who will be participating in a dual-degree program betweeen American University and one in Japan. A truly unique opportunity is available through American University’s School of InternationalService. The American University/RitsumeikanUniversity Dual Undergraduate Degree Program(DUDP) is the only one of its kind between American and Japanese universities. Students spend two years in Washington, DC followed bytwo years in Kyoto, Japan while earning two Bachelor of Arts Degrees.

Our judges of the applications found this scholarship decision the hardest one yet. With so many worthy applicants, with admirable accomplishments and aspirations, it was extremely difficult to choose just one. But the winner’s application proved to be the finest example of the ideals and goals of hashi.org. While there were many worthy submissions, Hashi.org is proud to award a $1,000 travel scholarship to Diana Prilepsky! Congratulations!