ETS Announces 2011 TOEFL® Scholarship Program in China
48 Scholarships Specifically for Chinese Students Valued at Over US$82,000, Increase of 35% in Scholarship Funding from 2010
- Becky Powell
- Becky Powell
Beijing, China (December 7, 2010) —
Educational Testing Service (ETS), the creator of the TOEFL® test, announced today that the TOEFL Scholarship Program recognizing academic excellence by TOEFL test takers will be offered for the second consecutive year in China. The 2011 TOEFL Scholarship Program will issue awards valued at approximately US$82,500, an increase of more than US$20,000 in award funding over the 2010 TOEFL Scholarship Program.
A total of 48 TOEFL scholarships will be awarded to Chinese students demonstrating academic excellence. Three US$5,000 scholarships and 45 US$1,500 scholarships will be presented to Chinese students for academic study in 2011, including in the U.K., Canada and the United States. TOEFL scholarship winners will be notified in May 2011.
"We are delighted to offer the TOEFL Scholarship Program for the second year in China to recognize outstanding academic achievement by TOEFL test takers," commented Xiaofei Tang, TOEFL Brand Director. "The TOEFL Scholarship Program is a significant opportunity for ETS to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to advance English language learning opportunities in China and celebrate the success of Chinese students. Assisting students in achieving their personal aspirations is a cornerstone of ETS's mission of assuring equity and excellence in education around the world."
The 48 TOEFL scholarships will be awarded directly to the universities of the winners. To be eligible for a TOEFL scholarship, applicants must currently live in China; begin undergraduate or graduate study outside of China in 2011; 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 timeline, are now available on the China TOEFL Scholarship Program 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 around the world, including the U.K., Canada and the United States. A complete listing of institutions accepting TOEFL scores is available in the TOEFL Destinations Directory.
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. www.ets.org