Posted September 15, 2021

Temple Japan announces ‘landmark’ $4.5 million gift

The donation from Goldman Sachs Japan President Masanori Mochida—TUJ’s largest ever—will allow select graduates of Japan’s public high schools to attend TUJ for free

Temple University, Japan Campus
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Ryan S. Brandenberg
Temple University, Japan Campus has received the largest donation in its history,

On Sept. 9, Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) announced a $4.5 million gift from Masanori Mochida, president and representative director of Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd. The gift—the largest TUJ has ever received—will create an endowed fund that will support scholarships offering access to a TUJ education for graduates of Japan’s public high schools.

TUJ’s Mochida-Stronach Public High School Promotion Program, named in part to honor Mochida’s longtime friend and former TUJ Dean Bruce Stronach, will select a cohort of Japanese public high school students annually based on academic merit to receive scholarships that will cover all tuition costs and fees for up to 10 semesters of undergraduate study. This includes the option of studying at Temple University’s Main Campus in Philadelphia for up to two semesters as well as college preparatory studies in TUJ’s Bridge Program. Applications are now being accepted for the first cohort of Mochida-Stronach Scholars commencing their studies at TUJ in 2022.

“On behalf of the Temple University Japan community, I extend our deepest gratitude to Mr. Mochida for his generosity,” said TUJ Dean Matthew J. Wilson. “His landmark gift will help generations of deserving Japanese public high school students pursue their dreams and take their first steps to leadership by opening the door to a high-quality international education at TUJ and joining our students from around the world.”

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—Hillel Hoffmann