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Michael E. Hill President and CEO of YFU USA

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The James Bradley Peace Foundation Scholarship, formerly known as the Sons of Iwo Jima Scholarship program, provides academic year scholarships to China and Vietnam. Open to all U.S. high school students, but students attending specific high schools will have selection priority. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Previous participants on a YFU exchange are not eligible. Only U.S. citizens may apply.

Selection priority will be given to students attending the following high schools: Andrew Jackson Senior High School (FL), Antigo (WI) High School, Audubon (NJ) High School, Childress (TX) High School, Clay Center Community (KS) High School, Conemaugh Valley (PA) High School, Fleming County (KY) High School, Long Beach Polytechnic High School (CA), Manchester (NH) High School, Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts (MO), Smith-Cotton (MO) High School, Weslaco (TX) High School, and students of the Pima Tribe (AZ) Ira H. Hayes Memorial High School.

This is a full scholarship and the scholarship includes:

Round-trip international travel, Round-trip domestic travel, Placement with a carefully selected host family, Regional orientation for scholarship recipients and parents, Preparatory materials, Support services in host country