Obuchi Student Scholarship


Obuchi Student Scholarships provide funding for graduate level study to participate in educational, cultural, residential and leadership development programs at the East-West Center while pursuing a Master's degree at the University of Hawai‘i, or for study in the Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP).

Obuchi Student Scholarship for Master's or Doctoral Degree Study

Obuchi Student Scholarships support Okinawan students for Master's or Doctoral degree study at the University of Hawai'i in fields deemed beneficial to Okinawan development needs, and to participate in the East-West Center's programs and activities.

Deadline: The Obuchi Student Scholarship application for degree study to begin August 2018 must be postmarked by December 1, 2017

Click here for more information and application forms for the Obuchi degree student scholarship.


The Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) is the center of excellence for leadership education in Asia Pacific and a signature program of the East-West Center. The program links advanced and interdisciplinary analysis of emergent regional issues with experiential leadership learning. APLP graduates leave the East-West Center with an expanded regional perspective. They are knowledgeable about the societies and issues of the Asia Pacific region and empowered to exercise leadership and promote cooperation in a variety of cultural, geographical and institutional environments.

Each year, APLP participants join from approximately 20 different countries around the globe and from every type of academic and professional background (medicine, international relations, business, relief/aid, law enforcement, education, etc.). All APLP Fellows will have at least a 4 year Bachelor's degree, and 56% of each class will also have completed a Master's degree prior to entering the program. 

Click here to learn more about the Asia Pacific Leadership Program, application forms and deadline.