ETS Announces 2010 Academic Scholarship Program in Korea
30 Scholarships Valued at US$120,000 for Korean TOEFL® and TOEIC® Test Takers
Princeton, N.J. (June 21, 2010) —
Educational Testing Service (ETS) announced today the 2010 ETS Scholarship Program in Korea, a unique program recognizing academic excellence by Korean TOEFL and TOEIC test takers.
ETS will honor 30 students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement by awarding US$120,000 in scholarship funding for study in Korea for the 2011 academic school year. Scholarship applications will be accepted now until August 13, 2010, and scholarship winners will be publicly announced in October 2010.
"ETS is delighted to recognize outstanding academic achievement by Korean students again this year with the announcement of the 2010 ETS Scholarship Program in Korea," commented Walt MacDonald, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ETS. "The ETS Scholarship Program in Korea is an exciting opportunity for us to acknowledge students who have excelled in the field of English language learning. The ability to communicate effectively in English assists Korean students in achieving their personal goals, as well as laying a strong foundation in meeting success in the global marketplace."
In order to be eligible to apply, a scholarship candidate must:
- be a university student who is currently seeking a bachelor's degree at a Korean-based university
- have a grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4-point scale (3.225 or above on a 4.3-point scale, 3.375 or above on a 4.5-point scale)
- demonstrate English proficiency as evidenced by a TOEFL iBT™ score or TOEIC® Listening and Reading score or TOEIC® Speaking and Writing scores.
More information regarding the ETS Scholarship Program in Korea, including application materials, requirements, and deadlines, is available at http://korea.etsasiapac.org/.
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 Korea. In addition to program consultation, SRP developed application materials and guidelines for the review of the applications.
For more than 45 years, the TOEFL test has been the most widely accepted English language assessment worldwide. Currently, more than 7,500 colleges and universities accept the TOEFL test in more than 130 countries, including the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia. A complete listing of institutions accepting TOEFL scores is available through the TOEFL Destinations Directory. Globally, the TOEFL test is available at more than 4,500 testing centers in 165 countries.
Fifteen US$4,000 TOEFL scholarships will be awarded to university students studying in Korea. More information, regarding the TOEFL test, including registration, study tips, and sample questions, is available at the Korean version of the TOEFL Go Anywhere website (www.toeflgoanywhere.org/kr).
Celebrating more than 30 years of providing solutions to organizations around the world, the TOEIC test is the global standard for measuring workplace English-communications skills for companies, institutions, and government agencies worldwide. The TOEIC test is currently used in more than 90 countries by more than 9,000 organizations.
Fifteen US$4,000 TOEIC scholarships will be awarded to university students studying in Korea. More information regarding the TOEIC test is available at http://exam.ybmsisa.com.
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® test and The Praxis Series ™ assessments — in more than 180 countries. www.ets.org