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“IIE Launches Emergency Assistance Fund for U.S.-based Japanese Students with Families Hard-hit by Earthquake and Tsunami” on Institute of International Education

NEW YORK, March 23, 2011 — The Institute of International Education (IIE), with support from the Freeman Foundation, has created an emergency grants program to help students from Japan on U.S. campuses whose home country support has been devastated by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Northeast Japan.

Japan-EAF (Emergency Assistance Fund) will provide grants of up to $5,000 to students from those regions hardest hit by the earthquake and tsunami (including Miyagi, Fukushima, and Iwate prefectures) who are enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities and face serious financial difficulties due to the recent tragedy in their home country. Accredited United States campuses are invited to nominate students at their institutions for whom help is needed for the spring semester 2011.

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