February 27, 2011 19:00 ET

Second Annual ETS TOEIC® Scholarship Program Offered in Taiwan

ETS and Taiwan-Based Distributor, Chun Shin Limited, Recognize Excellence Among Taiwan's Students

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - February 27, 2011) - Educational Testing Service (ETS) and Taiwan Country Master Distributor, Chun Shin Limited, are, for the second year, offering the ETS TOEIC® Scholarship Program in Taiwan. ETS, which annually administers new and renewable awards in the United States and abroad, will coordinate the scholarship program with Chun Shin. The scholarship recognizes those who have excellent ability in English, commitment to global values, and a desire to contribute to society.

"The scholarship program was an overwhelming success last year and there remains a need to support Taiwanese students who are developing English-language skills to compete in the global workplace," said David Hunt, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ETS's Global Division. "ETS and Chun Shin are confident that the dedication displayed by Taiwan's students to their academics, community and career goals will assure each of them bright futures."

ETS, the creator of the TOEIC® test, will honor 50 Taiwanese students by awarding a total of USD$50,000 (TWD$1.5 million) in scholarships to pay for academic studies and expenses. The TOEIC score requirement is 700 for high school students, and 750 for university and graduate school students. Chun Shin began accepting applications for the ETS TOEIC Scholarship Program in Taiwan on February 15, 2011. The application deadline is August 31, 2011. Winners will be announced and awarded in December 2011.

"We expect to see a greater number of students contribute to society through this scholarship program," says T. J. Shao, Chairman of Chun Shin, Taiwan. "It is our privilege to be able to offer these scholarships to another group of young people who are willing to help their peers and community."

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 must submit a valid TOEIC® Listening and Reading or TOEIC® Speaking and Writing test score meeting the minimum score requirements. Furthermore, each application must include a valid transcript, letter of recommendation and personal essay written in English. Finalists will demonstrate active use of English by helping others to enhance international communication while 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 six million TOEIC tests are administered annually. 

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