The Benjamin Gregory Scholarship will be awarded to students who are applying to study abroad (preferably in Japan), studying a foreign language (preferably Japanese Language), or promoting acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community on campus.
Scholarships are available to sophomores, juniors and seniors. As most study abroad programs happen during a student's junior year, applying during sophomore and junior years is recommended.
Students must be in good standing and provide a letter of recommendation.
Benjamin was born and raised in the great state of Tennessee. From an early age, he began writing to a penpal in Japan and fell in love with the language and culture. Benjamin spent his sophomore year on a study abroad program at 国際基督教大学 in Tokyo, Japan.
Benjamin worked at the International House on campus and guided campus tours for incoming exchange students from 2000 - 2002.
The fund was started in 2020 as a tribute to Gregory, Benjamin's father who passed away in 2019 after battling Alzheimer's. The scholarship fund will continue Benjamin's legacy of the importance of international education, acceptance, perspective and experience.