Message of Gratitude for "Emergency Support for Students with Financial Hardship caused by COVID-19"

Update: September 1, 2020

Hirotaka TAKEUCHI, Chair of the Board of Trustees
Shoichiro IWAKIRI, President

We would like to express our deepest gratitude for your contributions to "Emergency Support for Students with Financial Hardship caused by COVID-19." We genuinely appreciate your strong support to our belief that no student should ever leave ICU for COVID-19.

Many of our students had been undergoing financial hardship due to the stagnation of social, economic, and cultural activities caused by COVID-19. To relieve these students, we solicited your financial support in May 2020. As a result, we were able to receive donations that far exceeded our initial target figures.

The University appropriated your kind donations to implement a support measure (exemption for the Autumn Term's tuition fee, totaling approximately 68 million yen) for 158 students (undergraduate and graduate students, including new students entering in September 2020). This figure surpassed our original target plan.
Additionally, since the economic environment in which our students are placed is more severe than anticipated, and many students will need continued financial support for the Winter Term and beyond, we are considering to utilize your donations and continue to implement support measures for the Winter Term.

Although the Emergency Support Fundraising ended on August 31, 2020, few students in need of financial aid still exist, regardless of the impact of COVID-19. We are also mindful of prospective students who have been forced to give up entering ICU for financial reasons, despite their empathy with our educational philosophy and strong desire to learn at ICU.
So that the young generation who lead the future world will not be impeded from studying at ICU due to financial difficulties, the University will strive to further enhance our scholarship programs, such as the Peace Bell Scholarship, for which we have received strong support from many of you, and the Torch Relay Scholarship, which provides financial aid to current students. We would greatly appreciate your continued support going torward.

We would like to thank you again for the kindness you have extended to our students.
Thank you from the bottom of our heart.

Donation Achieved (as of August 31, 2020)
Number of donations 1,862
Total amount of donation 81,987,579 JPY
Target amount 75 million JPY
(Revised amount from 25 million JPY)
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