Two Hunter High School students have been chosen to to take part in a state government scholarship to travel to Japan in September.

Eden Holmes from Tomaree High and Elly New from Newcastle Grammar School will join a contingent of 20 students from across the state to learn more about Australia’s involvement in the second world war.

They’ll visit a number of significant sites including an Australian POW camp, Yokohama War Cemetery, and the Hiroshima Peace Park and Memorial.

More than 180 students applied for the scholarship across NSW through a personal essay and school endorsement process.

The students will visit several significant sites including the Hiroshima Peace Park and Memorial