SOURCE: EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE

Educational Testing Service

December 17, 2011 23:00 ET

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

Program Recognizes Academic Excellence Among Taiwan's Students

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - Dec 17, 2011) - At an award ceremony held this afternoon in Taipei, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Educational Testing Service (ETS) Global, David Hunt, announced the winners of the second TOEIC® Scholarship Program in Taiwan, which recognizes academic excellence by Taiwanese TOEIC test takers.

ETS, the creator of the TOEIC® tests, and its Country Master Distributor, Chun Shin Limited, honored 51 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 continue to support students who demonstrate a commitment to achieving their career goals and who support their communities," Hunt said. "These students have achieved great success in their study of the English language. We believe this will help guide them to future success in the global workplace."

Chun Shin Limited launched the TOEIC Scholarship Program for Taiwan in February 2011 and received more than 450 applications this year. Chun Shin will coordinate with ETS to support the TOEIC scholarship program again in 2012.

"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.

To be eligible, scholarship recipients must be nationals of the Republic of China who are currently in high school, vocational school, university/college, or graduate school. Students had to submit valid TOEIC® Listening and Reading or TOEIC® Speaking and Writing test scores 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.

For application details and additional information, visit www.toeic.com.tw/scholarship.html.

About the TOEIC Test
For more than 30 years the TOEIC test has been the global standard for measuring workplace English-language communication skills. The TOEIC tests, including the TOEIC Listening and Reading test and the TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests are used by more than 10,000 businesses, organizations and government agencies in 120 countries. In 2010, more than six million TOEIC tests were administered worldwide, establishing the TOEIC Program as the largest and most widely used English-language assessment for the workplace. For more information on the TOEIC tests and other services provided by the TOEIC Program visit www.ets.org/toeic.

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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