Information for Current Scholarship Recipients

Mid- to Long-Term Scholarship Recipients

(Ito Foundation U.S.A.-FUTI Scholarship or IF Ikuei)

Recipients of the Ito Foundation U.S.A.-FUTI Scholarship or IF Ikuei are (1) required to submit official reports, and (2) encouraged to post on FUTI's Facebook page as a visitor or tag @friendsofutokyo on their post.


Be prepared during your study abroad


Please make sure to take photos in and out of the classroom/lab. Classroom settings, presentations, scenic photos, photos of social outings are all welcome.

Stay in touch with FUTI during your study abroad by visiting our Facebook page and posting about your experience.


Guidelines for the official reports


Number of reports/due dates

In general, you are required to write interim reports once in approximately three months, and the final report at the end of your study or at the end of the school year, whichever comes first. The final report should cover the entire study period including what might have already been covered by interim reports.

FUTI will give a courtesy reminder about the interim reports with the check mailing notifications which are generally once every three months, but please make an effort of reminding yourself to write the reports.

These reports are in addition to your postings on the FUTI Facebook page. However, material from your Facebook posts may be used in the report.

Acknowledgement

Should you decide to add acknowledgements in your reports and would like to express thanks for the scholarship, please take this opportunity to show gratitude to the Ito Foundation U.S.A. (the fund provider) and Friends of UTokyo, Inc. (the fund operator). Since the report will be read by both parties, acknowledgement of both organizations would be appreciated.

Length/file format

Each report should be about one or more pages single-spaced as a docx/doc file.

Report format

There is no set format and the reports can be written in English or Japanese. It can be written as a narrative or report, however you like. To read examples please visit the recipient reports page.

Photos

Several photos embedded in the doc file, as an email attachment, or shared via cloud (resolution of more than 1000px would be appreciated).

Include at least one picture of your study/research scene.

Where to submit

Please submit your report here. The password to access the form is the email address you used to apply for the scholarship.

*Please be advised that reports, especially the final one, and photos will be published on the FUTI website and may be used on FUTI publications. If you have any specific privacy requests, please let us know in advance.

Payment schedules will be presented to you and discussed as necessary.

Scholarships for one or more semesters will be usually paid in four installments, in July, October, January and at the end of the academic year or at the end of your study abroad after FUTI receives your wrap-up report.


Payment method


If you would like the scholarship deposited to a bank account in the U.S.:

  • FUTI will deliver a check via postal mail
  • Provide us with your:
    • U.S. mailing address where you will be able to receive the check
    • Your U.S. Phone number
    • Name as it appears on your bank account
  • The check will come directly from FUTI’s bank, Citibank
  • Checks are only valid for up to 6 months and lost or expired checks will have to be cancelled and reissued, incurring a fee. Please deposit the check in a timely manner.
  • Checks can be deposited at a U.S. bank in several different ways. First and foremost, you must sign the back of the check (usually there is a line or box labeled “endorse here”). Then you can deposit the check by going to a teller at your bank, your bank’s ATM, or through the bank’s mobile app. Some banks may have fees associated with different methods of depositing, so be sure to check with your bank.

If you would like the scholarship deposited to a bank account in Japan or other non-U.S. countries:

  • FUTI will wire transfer the scholarship to your bank account
  • Wire transfers may incur a fee. Check with your bank.
  • In order to issue a wire transfer, please provide us with:
    • Your mailing address as it appears on your bank account
    • Your phone number as it appears on your bank account
    • Name as it appears on your bank account
    • Bank name
    • Swift code
    • Bank account number
    • Bank account type (checking, savings, etc)
    • Branch name/number
    • Branch address
    • Branch phone number
  • Most students from Japan studying for one or more semesters will usually receive their first installment in Japan and the rest in the U.S. after their U.S. bank account is opened. However, the recipient may elect to receive their first payment in the U.S. as well.

Short-Term Scholarship Recipients

(Global Leadership Award)

Recipients of the FUTI Global Leadership Award are (1) required to submit an official report, and (2) encouraged to post on FUTI's Facebook page as a visitor or tag @friendsofutokyo on their post.


Be prepared during your study abroad.


Please make sure to take photos in and out of the classroom/lab. Classroom settings, presentations, scenic photos, photos of social outings are all welcome.

Stay in touch with FUTI during your study abroad by visiting our Facebook page and posting about your experience.


Guidelines for the official reports


Report due date

You are required to submit a report at the end of your program or internship. This report is in addition to your postings on the FUTI Facebook page. However, material from your Facebook posts may be used in the report.

Length/file format

Each report should be about one or more pages single-spaced as a docx/doc file.

Report format

There is no set format and the reports can be written in English or Japanese. It can be written as a narrative or report, however you like. To read examples please visit the recipient reports page.

Photos

Several photos embedded in the doc file, as an email attachment, or shared via cloud (resolution of more than 1000px would be appreciated).

Include at least one picture of your study/research scene.

Where to submit

Please submit your report here. Your email address is your password to access the form.

*Please be advised that reports, especially the final one, and photos will be published on the FUTI website and may be used on FUTI publications. If you have any specific privacy requests, please let us know in advance.

If you would like the scholarship deposited to a bank account in the U.S.:

  • FUTI will deliver a check via postal mail
  • Provide us with your:
    • S. mailing address where you will be able to receive the check
    • Your U.S. Phone number
    • Name as it appears on your bank account
  • The check will come directly from FUTI’s bank, Citibank
  • Checks are only valid for up to 6 months and lost or expired checks will have to be cancelled and reissued, incurring a fee. Please deposit the check in a timely manner.
  • Checks can be deposited at a U.S. bank in several different ways. First and foremost, you must sign the back of the check (usually there is a line or box labeled “endorse here”). Then you can deposit the check by going to a teller at your bank, your bank’s ATM, or through the bank’s mobile app. Some banks may have fees associated with different methods of depositing, so be sure to check with your bank.

If you would like the scholarship deposited to a bank account in Japan or other non-U.S. countries:

  • FUTI will wire transfer the scholarship to your bank account
  • Wire transfers may incur a fee. Check with your bank.
  • In order to issue a wire transfer, please provide us with:
    • Your mailing address as it appears on your bank account
    • Your phone number as it appears on your bank account
    • Name as it appears on your bank account
    • Bank name
    • Swift code
    • Bank account number
    • Bank account type (checking, savings, etc)
    • Branch name/number
    • Branch address
    • Branch phone number