Educational Testing Service

December 09, 2010 08:00 ET

ETS Launches TOEFL® Scholarship Program in Japan

US$40,000 in Scholarships Available Specifically for Japanese Students

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - December 9, 2010) - Educational Testing Service (ETS), the creator of the TOEFL® test, announced the TOEFL Scholarship Program in Japan which will recognize academic excellence by TOEFL test takers. The 2011 TOEFL Scholarship Program will issue awards valued at US$40,000.

A total of 10 TOEFL scholarships will be awarded to Japanese students demonstrating academic excellence. Ten US$4,000 scholarships will be presented to Japanese students for academic study in 2011 at a college or university listed in the TOEFL® Destinations Directory, including institutions in Australia, Canada and the United States. TOEFL scholarship winners will be notified in May 2011.

"ETS is delighted to officially announce the TOEFL Scholarship Program in Japan to recognize educational excellence," commented Walt MacDonald, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. "The newly announced TOEFL 2011 Scholarship Program in Japan honors English language learners who have demonstrated a strong academic record and assists students in meeting their future educational goals. We are very pleased to make this contribution in advancing equity and excellence in education around the world."

To be eligible for a TOEFL scholarship, applicants must currently live in Japan, begin undergraduate or graduate study in 2011 at a college or university listed in the TOEFL Destinations Directory, possess a valid TOEFL score, hold a grade point average of 80 or higher on a 100-point scale, and submit a completed application form with a written essay and official transcript. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2011.

Detailed information regarding the TOEFL Scholarship Program, including application materials, scholarship requirements and a timeline, are now available on the TOEFL Scholarship Program in Japan web page.

For more than 45 years, the TOEFL test has been the most widely accepted English language assessment worldwide. The TOEFL test is currently recognized by more than 7,500 colleges and universities in countries around the world, including the U.K., Canada and the United States.

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.

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