TUJ Dean Wilson and Amway Japan Foundation Chair Strydom shake hands at the main lobby of the Japan campus. Photography by Toru Hanai
TUJ Dean Wilson and Amway Japan Foundation Chair Strydom shake hands at the main lobby of the Japan campus. Photography by Toru Hanai

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) and the Amway Japan Foundation have agreed to launch the “Tomorrow HOPE-TUJ Scholarship Program” to support TUJ’s mission of empowering young people in Japan to become global citizens through a first-rate American-style liberal arts education taught in English.

The scholarship will support students in Japan who need financial support. Awards will enable recipients to receive a rigorous international education at the Japan campus of Temple University, a U.S.-based comprehensive public research institution that ranks in the top 301-350 group in *Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.

The Amway Japan Foundation will fund the scholarship. The foundation will award 600,000 yen per year in scholarship assistance. In addition, the program will provide supplementary funds of 100,000 yen upon matriculation and an additional 100,000 yen upon graduation. The scholarship will be renewable annually for it to support recipients until graduation. Recipients can receive the scholarship for up to six years.

TUJ will select one recipient each year from its incoming class, starting the summer semester of 2023. The scholarship is open to students who demonstrate financial need and the potential for success. There is no citizenship requirement, but the recipient should be a permanent or domiciled resident of Japan.

Comments from Amway Japan Foundation Chair Peter Strydom:
“We launched Tomorrow HOPE to deliver hope to young people and families in Japan. This initiative will help people in two areas: food security for children and scholarships for promising students who otherwise could not afford higher education. Through this program, we seek to do both, we live out our commitment as a company to health and empowerment. I am particularly excited about our special partnership with Temple University Japan, the leading international university Japan campus, and proud that this scholarship program will help young people achieve their dreams.”  

Comments from TUJ Dean Matthew Wilson:
“In providing a world-class international education, TUJ constantly strives to reduce financial barriers for its students. We are excited to partner with Amway to provide financial assistance to students in need. This assistance will enable students to study at a top-tier university and develop critical skills in today’s workplace and interconnected world including leadership, communication, problem-solving, and other interpersonal skills.”

About TUJ
Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, TUJ is the oldest and largest foreign institution of higher education in Japan. TUJ is a multinational educational institution, with undergraduate enrollment from about 60 countries as of the fall 2021 semester. Undergraduate and postgraduate uptake in all degree programs is 1,680 students, with a total student population of nearly 3,700. TUJ won recognition from Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2005, and was officially designated a Foreign University, Japan Campus.

About Amway Japan Foundation
Since its establishment in 2013, the Amway Japan Foundation has overseen Remember HOPE, a comprehensive initiative supporting the reconstruction of communities impacted by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. Remember HOPE has won numerous awards as the most impactful corporate philanthropy program in Japan and the Indo-Pacific region. In 2022, the Foundation launched “Tomorrow HOPE,” focusing on health & wellness and empowerment for families and young people in Japan. The empowerment pillar will consist of the “Tomorrow HOPE” scholarship program, supporting young people from underserved backgrounds to undertake post-secondary education, ranging from technical school to 4- or 6-year university courses. Criteria will be demonstrated financial need and a strong will to contribute to society in the future.

*Times Higher Education 2022 analyzes more than 1,600 universities worldwide from 99 countries and regions. Link