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Hattori Eiichi Scholarship Conferment Ceremony for International Students

Aug 8, 2006

On August 2nd (Wed.), the Hattori Eiichi Scholarship Conferment Ceremony for International Students was held in Conference Room 1 of the Administration Building.This scholarship was made possible thanks to Mr. HATTORI Eiichi, Managing Director of Hattori Heating Industries Co., Ltd who is also a member of the APU Supporting Group. The scholarship was established in 2001 with the purpose of supporting students who despite facing financial difficulties are nonetheless determined to pursue their studies. Scholarship beneficiaries including this year's recipient、have totaled up to 50 students. The president iterated that he wishes the scholarship will be useful in not only supporting the international student but allowing these students to purchase gifts to express one's gratitude to their parents.

This year 10 international students were each awarded 100,000 yen in scholarships. The awardees consisted of 2nd or 3rd year students.

Mr. HATTORI Eiichi himself and the General Affairs Deputy Manager Mr. KAWAMURA attended the ceremony with the former awarding the scholarships to each student. The awardees ranged from countries such as Sri Lanka, Mongol and India.

Each of the recipients expressed their feelings of gratitude upon being awarded their scholarship. One student commented that: "This scholarship has been a tremendous help and financial support. It has allowed me to be free from stress and anxiety and dedicate time to my studies". Another student mentioned that: "I want to give something back to my family with this scholarship money".



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