Educational Testing Service Announces Academic Scholarship Program in China
- Becky Powell (media only)
- Becky Powell (media only)
Beijing, China (November 4, 2009) —
Educational Testing Service (ETS) announced today a scholarship program recognizing academic excellence by Chinese test takers of the TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language™) and the TOEIC® (Test of English for International Communication™) tests.
ETS, the creator of both the TOEFL and TOEIC tests, will honor 80 high-performing Chinese students by awarding approximately US$100,000 for academic study in 2010. Scholarship winners will be publicly announced in May 2010.
"We are delighted to acknowledge outstanding academic achievement by Chinese students with ETS's TOEFL and TOEIC Scholarship Program," commented Phillip Tabbiner, Ph.D., President, ETS Global. "The scholarship program stems from our ongoing mission to promote equity and excellence in education and is a special opportunity for us to demonstrate our commitment to helping advance English language learning in China. Having the ability to speak English assists Chinese students in achieving their personal goals, as well as providing a strong foundation for meeting success in the global market."
For more than 40 years, the TOEFL test has been the most widely used English-language assessment worldwide. The TOEFL test is currently used by more than 7,300 educational institutions, including Stanford University, Purdue University, and the Imperial College of London. A complete listing of institutions accepting TOEFL scores is available in the TOEFL Destinations directory.
Forty US$1500 (RMB 10,000) TOEFL scholarships will be awarded directly to the universities of 20 undergraduate and 20 graduate students demonstrating excellence. To be eligible for a TOEFL scholarship, applicants must currently be living in China and be a Chinese citizen; begin undergraduate or graduate study outside of China in 2010; possess a valid TOEFL score; and hold a grade point average of 80 or higher on a 100-point scale. Completed applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2010. Detailed information regarding the TOEFL scholarship program, including application materials, is available at www.ets.org/toefl/chinascholar.
Celebrating 30 years of service to organizations around the globe, the TOEIC test is the global standard for measuring workplace English communications skills for companies, institutions, and government agencies around the world. The TOEIC test is currently used by over 9,000 organizations. Within China, China Southern Airlines, World Expo 2010 Shanghai, China National Offshore Oil Corporation, and Motorola Electronics are some of the many organizations that use TOEIC scores to evaluate English proficiency.
As part of ETS's commitment to help advance English language learning in China, 40 TOEIC scholarships of RMB 8,000 each will be also awarded to students seeking a bachelor degree at a university in China. To be eligible for a TOEIC scholarship, applicants must currently be living in China and be a Chinese citizen; possess a valid TOEIC Listening and Reading score; and hold a grade point average of 80 or higher on a 100-point scale. Completed applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2010. Detailed information regarding the TOEIC scholarship program, including application materials, is available at www.ets.org/toeic/scholarships.
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, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org