ICU Peace Bell Scholarship

Outline                                                                       
   In 2008, International Christian University inaugurated a new scholarship program to enable highly promising students with financial need to reach for their dreams at Japan’s leading Liberal Arts University.
  Peace Bell Scholarship recipients (Peace Bell Scholar) will receive one million yen per year for all four years of their study at ICU. These scholarships are made possible through the generosity of ICU alumni and friends, and to strengthen the links between the donors and the beneficiaries, award recipients will be expected to report annually on their progress and activities while at ICU.
 
What is ICU Peace Bell?
The ICU Peace Bell was presented to the university to celebrate the school's 50th Annniversary. The bell hangs in the ICU Chapel tower, commemorating Hisato Ichimada, head of the Bank of Japan during the fund-raising years to establish a new kind of university in Japan. The inscription on the bell reads "Let them seek peace and pursue it" (First Letter of Peter, Chapter 3, Verse 11). The bell chimes on campus each day to remind people who hear it of the elusive goal of peace on earth.
 
Eligibility
  Those who applying to ICU as First Year “Regular” Students who possess strong personal character and high academic promise, and who demonstrate financial need.

Award amount and payment method
 Award amount: One million yen per year for four years-the standard length of time it takes to graduate from ICU
 Payment method: The scholarship will be paid to your bank account in Japan in three installments (per term)
 
How to apply
Enclose ICU Peace Bell Scholarship Application documents with admission documents for submission by postal mail.
Separate application for this scholarship is not accepted.

Required Application Documents
- [Form 1-1] Application Form for ICU Peace Bell Scholarship/ ICU Torch Relay High Endeavor Scholarship
- [Form 1-2] ICU Peace Bell Scholarship Application Form
- [Form 2] Letter of Recommendation for ICU Peace Bell Scholarship *The letter of recommendation must be enclosed in a sealed envelope.
- Copy of certified documents of applicant's parents'/guardian's annual income

Selection Process                                                                        
Peace Bell Scholars are chosen on the basis of the quality of their scholarship application materials, high school transcripts, and educational certification and test results.
 

Notification of Results 

 The scholarship result will be notified with the announcement of admission decisions. The offer of the scholarship will be sent in a form of a letter together with the announcement of admission decisions. If your application for the scholarship will be unsuccessful, no letter will be attached to the admission decisions. 
 
 Peace Bell Scholar’s Responsibilities
  1. To attend matriculation ceremony and Peace Bell Scholarship award ceremony
  2. To maintain good academic standing at ICU
  3. To participate in campus life in a mature and responsible manner
  4. To submit a report on academic progress and extracurricular activities to the recommender (every year)
  5. To submit a similar report to grant contributors (every year)
  6. To submit questionnaire to update the situation (every term)
  7. To make a report of your campus life at the report meeting upon graduation
  Note that in case where academic performance at ICU fails to meet the minimum requirement, the awards may be revoked.
 
 
Student Affairs Group
Student Services Division
International Christian University
3-10-2, Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8585, JAPAN
Tel: 0422-33-3068 (from abroad, +81-422-33-3068) 
Fax: 0422-33-3752 (from abroad, +81-422-33-3752)
E-mail: scholarship@icu.ac.jp
<Office hours>  Mon-Fri 9:30-16:30 (closed 12:00-13:00); first, third, fifth Saturday 9:30-12:30