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hashi.org scholarship recipients 2007 (2007年奨学金の受取人)

2007 Scholarship winners

11/01/07 - It gives me great pleasure to announce that Geena has been chosen as the winner of the Hashi.org 2007 Travel Scholarship to a Korean citizen! With these scholarships, we try to seek out the people and the opportunities that best exemplify the mission and goals of Hashi.org. We found that these exerpts from her application essay best represent the spirit and practice of the goals of hashi.org -

"...I majored in Political Science and Diplomacy. Although people say that because I'm a musician, I'm living 100% different from my major. But I say "no" because I think I'm doing people-to-people diplomacy with my music. "

Geena is the lead vocalist of a Korean "rockabilly" band called The Rocktigers. Because of political repression, independent music in South Korea has grown slowly until recent years, and Geena's band is at the vangard of independant music in Seoul and South Korea today. She wants to use the scholarship to travel to America and meet people and learn about the music industry here, and perhaps perform at a "rockabilly" festival next year, here in America.

Hashi.org is proud to award a $1,000 travel scholarship to Geena. Congratulations!

Geena さんが、2007年のHashi.org旅行奨学金の韓国人受賞者に決まりました。応募者の中から、Hashi.orgの奨学金の目的に合致する方を選抜しました。Geenaさんのエッセイの以下の部分を抜粋します。Hashi.orgの精神、目的と合致することが書かれてあります。

「私は政治学と外交を専攻しました。私がミュージシャンなので、人は専攻した事と100%違うことをしている。」と言います。でも私は、「いいえ、違います。」と言います。私は音楽を通じて人と人の間の外交をしているのです。

Geenaさんは、韓国のロカビリーバンド「The Rocktigers」のリードボーカルです。政治的な抑圧があったので、韓国のインディペンデント音楽は最近まで、ゆっくりとしか発展してきませんでした。Geenaさんのバンドはソウル、そして、韓国のインディーズ音楽の先駆者です。彼女は奨学金をアメリカを訪問し、音楽業界を学ぶために人々に会い、できれば、来年のアメリカでの"rockabilly" festival で演奏したい、とのことです。おめでとうございます。

09/01/07 - It gives me great pleasure to announce that Ms. Jeanne White has been chosen as the winner of the Hashi.org 2007 Travel Scholarship to an American citizen! With these scholarships, we try to seek out the people and the opportunities that best exemplify the mission and goals of Hashi.org. We found, not only her future Asian-related aspirations, but her past accomplishments most admirable and dovetailing well with our organization and the intent of these scholarships. Ms. White is an Adjunct, Elementary Japanese Instructor ESL at a State College in Georgia. Her husband is also a professor and she has two fine, grown sons. She intends to use the scholarship next summer to go to Japan to further her language skills and learn more of Japanese culture.While there were many worthy submissions, Hashi.org is proud to award a $1,000 travel scholarship to Ms. Jeanne White! Congratulations!
(pictured here at Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto with friends)

2007年9月1日
Ms. Jeanne White さんが2007年のHashi.org旅行奨学金のアメリカ人受賞者に決まりました。この奨学金では、Hashi.orgの目的にふさわしい受賞者を選抜してきました。Whiteさんの将来のアジアへの貢献を期待するだけでなく、過去の功績においがHashi.orgの趣旨に多く共通するということで、彼女が受賞者に決まりました。Whiteさんは、ジョージア州立大学の日本語学科の助手です。彼女のご主人も大学で教授として教えています。二人の成人した立派な息子さんがいます。奨学金は来年の夏、日本語とその文化を日本で勉強する為に使うとの事です。たくさんのすばらしい候補者がいましたが、Whiteを選抜しました。おめでとうございます。(写真は友人との、京都の清水寺での1枚です。)

Each year, hashi.org will be awarding three $1000 scholarships - one to a Japanese, one to a Korean, and one to an American. The schedule is as follows:

May 1st - June 15th - Application period for Japanese scholarship

July 1st - Japanese scholarship winner announced

July 1st - August 15th - Application period for American scholarship

September 1st - American scholarship winner announced

September 1st - October 15th- Application period for Korean scholarship

November 1st - Korean scholarship winner announced

07/01/07 - Hashi.org is proud to announce the winner of the 1st annual Travel Scholarship! We received many, fine applications, with essays describing a variety of backgrounds – International Studies, Music, etc. – and cultural exchange interests – Student exchange, Language studies, Volunteer work, etc. But our winner is a Japanese Architecture Grad Student who is studying the architectural and cultural differences and similarities of Japan and South Korea. All three judges of the applications found our winner’s application 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 Yoneda Sachiko! Congratulations!

To read Ms. Sachiko's winning essay, and learn more:

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