SOURCE: Educational Testing Service (ETS)

Educational Testing Service (ETS)

December 15, 2011 09:00 ET

Outstanding Japanese Students Sought for Second Annual TOEFL® Scholarship Program

ETS Announces US$40,000 in 2012 Scholarship Funding to Help Japanese Students Meet Their Educational Goals

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - Dec 15, 2011) - For the second consecutive year, Educational Testing Service (ETS), the creator of the TOEFL® test, announced the launch of the TOEFL Scholarship Program in Japan. Created specifically for Japanese students, the 2012 TOEFL Scholarship Program will award five scholarships valued at a total of US$40,000. Scholarship funding can be applied to either undergraduate or graduate study for the 2012 academic year.

"ETS is pleased to announce that we will sponsor the TOEFL Scholarship Program in Japan for the second consecutive year," commented Walt MacDonald, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at ETS. "The TOEFL Scholarship Program stems from ETS's nonprofit mission of advancing education worldwide. The scholarship program seeks to recognize talented Japanese students who have excelled in the classroom and have a strong commitment to meeting their educational aspirations."

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

  • must be currently living in Japan
  • 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 Japan, including application materials and eligibility requirements, is available at 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 Japan. 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

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.