ETS Announces the Winners of the Academic Scholarship Program in Korea
30 students awarded a total US$120,000 to support their education goals
Seoul, Korea (October 7, 2010) —
At an award ceremony this afternoon in Seoul, Managing Director of Educational Testing Service (ETS) Global BV, Zoubir Yazid, announced the winners of the 2010 ETS Scholarship Program in Korea. Established in 2008, the ETS Scholarship Program in Korea recognizes academic excellence by Korean test takers of the TOEIC® and TOEFL® tests.
ETS, creator of the TOEIC and TOEFL tests, honored 30 high-performing Korean students with awards totaling approximately US$120,000. Scholarship winners were selected through a rigorous application and screening process carried out by an external committee of professors from higher education institutions across Korea. In the first phase of the program, the scholarship committee reviewed student application materials including transcripts, letters of recommendation and essays. The finalists were then screened during a two-day workshop where they participated in activities that allowed them to demonstrate teamwork, creativity and leadership skills.
"For the third year in a row, ETS has demonstrated our commitment to helping advance English language learning in Korea," said Yazid. "The ability to communicate well in English will provide Korean students greater opportunity to achieve their personal, educational and professional goals. This year's scholarship winners have demonstrated their commitment to achieving success, and we are proud to honor that commitment."
The ETS Scholarship and Recognition Programs (SRP) group, which annually administers millions of dollars in new and renewable awards in countries around the world, has been involved in the coordination of the ETS Scholarship Program in Korea. In addition to program consultation, SRP developed application materials and guidelines for the review of the applications.
Celebrating more than 30 years of service to organizations around the globe, the TOEIC test is the global standard for measuring workplace English communication skills for companies, institutions and government agencies worldwide. The TOEIC test is currently used in more than 120 countries by more than 10,000 organizations worldwide.
For more than 40 years, the TOEFL test has been the most widely used English-language assessment worldwide. The TOEFL test scores are currently accepted by more than 7,300 educational institutions in more than 130 countries. 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