By submitting the single application, you are applying for scholarships from various donor sources. The amount of awards varies depending on the donor but have ranged from $2,500 up to $12,000 in the past. In choosing scholarship recipients, the JMSA looks for candidates who: Demonstrate academic excellence Show a strong interest in the JMSA and achieving its goals Propose a clear, achievable project that will benefit the JMSA and the Japanese community In your application, you are required to briefly describe a project that you would like to complete related to the JMSA mission. The project can be anything. Examples of past projects include a service to connect elderly Japanese patients with health care, a medical blog in Japanese detailing the experiences of a medical student in America, and a collaborative web site to connect Japanese and American medical students. These are just examples of the types of projects that are feasible. If you receive an award, you will be expected to attend the awards ceremony during the annual spring dinner in New York where you will have the opportunity to make a presentation introducing your project to the scholarship committee. The scholarship committee will contact with more details if you are awarded. You will be assigned a JMSA mentor who will help you with your project. You will also be required to submit an progress report once in October and again in March.