Jul 14, 2009
On Wednesday, July 1 2009, the 2009 Spring Award and Scholarship Conferral Ceremony was held in the APU Convention Hall.
The APU scholarship system aims to encourage and provide assistance to students who have achieved outstanding results in academic and extracurricular activities.
At the ceremony, the ANDO Momofuku Scholarship and Academic Merit Scholarship recipients were introduced one by one and the student representatives were presented with their certificates of commendation by Vice-President YAMAGAMI Susumu, College of Asia Pacific Studies Dean Jeremy EADES and College of International Management Dean YOKOYAMA Kenji.
This spring semester there were four domestic student recipients of the ANDO Momofuku Scholarship which was the first time since the opening of the university that multiple domestic students have received this scholarship. Furthermore, there were 5 recipients of the Academic Merit Scholarship from the College of Asia Pacific Studies (APS) and 6 from the College of International Management (APM). Academic Merit Awards were presented to 10 APS students and 9 APM students.
ANDO Momofuku Scholarship recipient MOCHIZUKI Yoko (APS3, Japan) spoke of receiving the scholarship, "I have worked as a teaching assistant (TA) to assist the group work at the Iwata Academy High School APU Course held in Oita City since last year. That was my first initiative and I encountered many difficulties, but I am very happy to have my grades publicly acknowledged through being able to receive this scholarship. I aim not only to nurture the students of IWATA High School, but also develop the human resources of the TAs. I hope to make the most of this scholarship and work together with the other TAs to endeavor even more as a TA leader."
Following this, recipients of the Incentive Scholarship for Self-motivated Students and APU-Club Domestic Students' Parents Association Incentive Scholarship for Self-motivated Students, which were selected in winter 2008, were presented.
The APU Times (former The Mountain Times), the APU Wind Orchestra and PRENGO were selected as student body recipients. APU graduate SUZUKI Toshie (Grad Spring`09) was selected as an individual recipient. Ms. SUZUKI won a Jamisen contest last year and has continued performing since turning pro after her graduation. Student representatives were presented their certificates by Dean of Student Affairs, KIM Chan Hoe.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, the students praised each other on their efforts, took photographs of each other and immersed the arena in a fine atmosphere.