SOURCE: EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE

Educational Testing Service

February 07, 2011 10:00 ET

Application Deadline Extended for Collegiate Latino Scholarship and Internship Program

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - February 7, 2011) - Educational Testing Service (ETS), the ASPIRA Association, Inc., and Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, are extending the application deadline to March 1, 2011 for ¡Sí! The New American Workforce Scholarship and Internship Program.

Accenture seeks applications from full-time college students completing their second year of study with an anticipated graduation date of December 2012 or May 2013, or who have completed their third year of study with an anticipated graduation date of May 2012. Candidates who have high academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, work experience and excellent communication skills should apply. Four scholarships -- two for rising juniors and two for rising seniors -- will be awarded in May 2011. Application information is found at http://www.aspira.org/isi-new-american-scholarship-and-internship-program-sponsored-accenture.

Students who participate in Accenture's customized program will receive paid summer internships, along with guidance and support from Accenture mentors. By participating in the program, students will develop a working knowledge of Accenture's business and begin to develop the essential professional skills required for high-level careers.

Developed by ETS and ASPIRA, ¡Sí! links students to the workplace early in their academic careers. The combination of the scholarship and internship with mentor and intern training provides a comprehensive, mutually beneficial experience. The customized approach makes each ¡Sí! Program unique, enabling corporations to acquire talent relevant to core business requirements and to develop human capital and increase diversity at higher levels of employment.

¡Sí! The New American Workforce Scholarship and Internship Program services include program design and planning; applicant pool development; verifiably fair and objective candidate review, academic progress and internship monitoring; ongoing program evaluation; and mentor training.

For more information, please contact Jennifer D. Costagliola, Product Coordinator, ETS Scholarship & Recognition Programs at (609)243-6556 or jcostagliola@ets.org.

About ETS
At nonprofit ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually -- including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments -- in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org

About ASPIRA Association, Inc.
The ASPIRA Association, a 501(C) (3) organization, is the only national Hispanic organization dedicated exclusively to developing the educational and leadership capacity of Hispanic youth. Since 1961, ASPIRA has been working at the grass-roots level to provide programs that encourage Hispanic students to stay in school, prepare them to succeed in the educational arena, develop their leadership skills, and to serve their community. It is organized in seven states and Puerto Rico and has extensive national presence through its partnerships with hundreds of regional, state and local education CBOs. It currently serves over 55,000 students each year through its ASPIRA Clubs in schools and its after-school education and guidance programs. ASPIRA also operates charter schools in four states. http://www.aspira.org/si.

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