SOURCE: EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE

Educational Testing Service

November 30, 2011 19:00 ET

ETS Announces the Second Annual TOEFL® Scholarship Program to Honor Outstanding Students in Taiwan

US$40,000 in Scholarships From ETS Available to Help Taiwanese Students Meet Their Educational Goals

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - Nov 30, 2011) - For the second consecutive year, Educational Testing Service (ETS) announced the launch of the TOEFL® Scholarship Program in Taiwan. Created specifically for Taiwanese students, the 2012 TOEFL Scholarship Program will award 10 scholarships valued at a total of approximately US$40,000, an increase of US$10,000 in award funding from 2011. Scholarship funding can be applied to either undergraduate or graduate study for the 2012 academic year.

"Having access to a high-quality education opens a lifetime of opportunities," commented Walt MacDonald, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at ETS. "ETS is pleased to offer the TOEFL Scholarship Program in Taiwan again this year to honor outstanding Taiwanese students and help them reach their academic potential and life goals."

TOEFL Scholarships will be awarded to students in Taiwan who meet the following criteria:

  • must be currently living in Taiwan
  • must begin undergraduate or graduate study in 2012 at a college or university listed in the TOEFL® Destinations Directory
  • must hold a grade point average (GPA) of 80 or higher on a 100-point scale or 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • must have a valid TOEFL score
  • must return a completed application form which includes a written essay, TOEFL test scores and an official transcript in a sealed envelope

Detailed information regarding the 2012 TOEFL Scholarship Program in Taiwan, including application materials and eligibility requirements, is available at http://www.ets.org/toefl/scholarships/overview/taiwan/. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 13, 2012.

The ETS Scholarship and Recognition Program (SRP) group, which annually administers millions of dollars in new and renewable awards in the United States and abroad, is coordinating the ETS Scholarship Program in Taiwan. In addition to program consultation, SRP developed application materials and guidelines for the review of the applications.

More information regarding the TOEFL test, including sample questions, study tips and registration is available at www.TOEFLGoAnywhere.org.

About the TOEFL Test
For nearly 50 years, the TOEFL test has been the most widely accepted English-language assessment in the world. The TOEFL test is recognized by more than 8,000 institutions in more than 130 countries including Australia, the U.K., Canada, and the United States. Globally, the TOEFL test is available at more than 4,500 testing sites in more than 165 countries. To date, more than 25 million students around the world have taken the TOEFL test.

About ETS
At 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 as a nonprofit 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

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