January 10, 2011 09:14 ET

ETS and Chun Shin Ltd. Announce Winners of the First TOEIC® Scholarship Program in Taiwan

Program Recognizes Academic Excellence Among Taiwan's Students

TAIPEI, TAIWAN--(Marketwire - January 10, 2011) - At an award ceremony held this afternoon in Taipei, Managing Director of Educational Testing Service (ETS) Global, Zoubir Yazid, announced the winners of the first TOEIC® Scholarship Program in Taiwan, which recognizes academic excellence by TOEIC test takers in Taiwan.

ETS, the creator of the TOEIC test, and its Country Master Distributor, Chun Shin Limited, honored 50 Taiwanese students by awarding a total of USD$50,000 (more than TWD$1.5 million) in scholarships to pay for academic studies and expenses. Students were selected not only for their academic achievements, but for their extraordinary efforts to make a difference in their communities through volunteer projects and community service.

"We are pleased to be able to support students who are passionate about achieving their career goals and who demonstrate a commitment to their communities," Yazid said. "These students have achieved great success in their study of the English language that will guide their future success in the global workplace."

Chun Shin Limited launched the TOEIC Scholarship Program for Taiwan in April 2010 and received more than 600 applications in the first year. Chun Shin will coordinate with ETS to support the TOEIC scholarship program again next year. 

"Our scholarship recipients have achieved unparalleled success in the study of English, and we are looking forward to rewarding another group of exceptional students with the means to pursue their academic and professional goals next year," said T.J. Shao, Chairman of Chun Shin Ltd., Taiwan. 

To be eligible, scholarship recipients must be nationals of the Republic of China who are currently in high school, university, vocational school or graduate school. Students had to submit a valid TOEIC® Listening and Reading or TOEIC® Speaking and Writing test score that met the minimum score requirements. Furthermore, each application had to include a valid transcript, letter of recommendation, and personal essay written in English. The finalists participated in interview sessions and demonstrated active learning of English through helping others to enhance international communication by taking part in domestic and international activities related to academics or volunteering.

Celebrating 30 years of service to organizations worldwide, the TOEIC test is the global standard for measuring workplace English communication skills. Used by more than 10,000 organizations in 120 countries worldwide, over 5.5 million TOEIC tests are administered annually. 

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