Financial Literacy Workshop for Students in MN, USA

Help us spread the word and invite participants to our intro sessions for our financial coaching program, MONEY MENTORS.

Money Mentors is our free personalized financial coaching program that helps participants take action to reach their financial goals. We invite participants to attend an intro session where they will learn about a financial topic, the role of a financial coach and particpate in a financial coaching activity. All who attend a Money Mentors intro session are eligible to apply to work 1:1 with a volunteer financial coach for 6 or 12 months.

Upcoming intro sessions:

MONEY TEAMWORK FOR COUPLES

Tues., Feb. 23, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Learn to work with your partner so differing money styles do not become a point of conflict. Learn the 5 most common arguments that couples have and suggestions for compromise, as well as tips to structure your family finances.

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STUDENT LOAN BASICS

Sat., Feb. 27, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Find out what financial aid options and student loans are available to fund higher education. Take away life skills for what to do once you have taken out the loans, and how to keep your head above water while managing debt.

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BUILDING CREDIT

Thurs., Mar. 3, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Build a stronger credit score and enjoy the confidence of knowing how to do it. Learn the rules and myths of credit scoring. Gain a new attitude of confidence towards credit by knowing practical steps.

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For more information, please visit prepareandprosper.org/moneymentors

MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship Application Now Open!

http://www.chicago.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JIC/monbusho.html

Monbukagakusho (MEXT), the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology offers four different scholarships for non-Japanese nationals wishing to study in Japan.

 

  • ONLY U.S. CITIZENS LIVING IN OUR 10-STATE JURISDICTION MAY APPLY THROUGH THE CHICAGO CONSULATE: IL, IN, IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI
    ———US citizens living in other states should apply through the consulate responsible for their state. Non-US citizens should apply through the Japanese embassy in their country of citizenship. Please click here for a list of all embassies and consulates.

 

    • To read about other scholarships for non-Japanese to study in Japan, please see our links page

All MEXT Scholarship applications will be subject to a document screening after the appointed application deadline. Only those applicants who pass the document screening will be invited to the Consulate to sit for the interview and exams for their respective scholarship.

Please read the guidelines and FAQs listed below for the scholarship(s) you are interested in. If you need further assistance, please contact the JIC.

Japanese Studies APPLY NOW!
This scholarship offers undergraduate students majoring in Japanese language, Japanese affairs, or Japanese culture an opportunity to deepen their understandings through academic study at one of several universities in Japan. Please click here for FAQs related to this scholarship.
Deadline All applications must be received by Friday, February 26th, 2016
Interview & Test Date Monday, March 14, 2016
More Information English Guidelines: [PDF]
Japanese Guidelines Part 1: [PDF]
Application Form: [Word]
Health Form: [Word]
Course Guide Part 1: [PDF]
Course Guide Part 2: [PDF]
Course Guide Part 3: [PDF]