ETS and KOSAF Announce TOEFL® Scholarship Program Recognizing Academic Excellence by Students in Korea

72,000,000 KRW in Scholarship Funding Available for Academic Study in 2014

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Seoul, Korea (July 15, 2014) —

Educational Testing Service (ETS), the creator of the TOEFL® test, and the Korea Student Aid Foundation (KOSAF) announced the launch of the 2014 Love Giving Scholarship (ETS TOEFL) program in Korea. The scholarship program honors outstanding university students in need of financial support.

ETS and KOSAF will award 24 deserving students with a total of 72,000,000 KRW in funding for undergraduate or graduate study in Korea for the 2014 fall semester.

"ETS is committed to acknowledging and supporting Korean students as they pursue higher education and master the English language," said David Payne, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Global Education at ETS. "We're pleased to partner with KOSAF and look forward to recognizing the 24 recipients of the 2014 Love Giving Scholarship (ETS TOEFL) later this year."

Twenty-four 3,000,000 KRW TOEFL scholarships will be awarded. To be eligible for the 2014 Love Giving Scholarship (ETS TOEFL), individuals must:

  • currently be a domestic undergraduate or graduate student of Korean nationality
  • complete the online scholarship application and upload academic transcripts
  • provide household income and GPA
  • prove English-language studies by submitting one of the following:
    • authorized English test scores
    • a transcript with English-related subjects
    • authorized English competition certificate (after entering college)

More information regarding the 2014 Love Giving Scholarship (ETS TOEFL) is available in Korean at http://www.kosaf.go.kr/. Scholarship applications will be available starting July 21 and must be received by August 1. Winners will be notified on August 29, 2014.

ETS and the TOEFL program have supported students in Korea for several years through scholarship programs similar to this. Since 2008, ETS has awarded over half a million dollars in scholarship funding to students in Korea as they pursue higher education.

About the TOEFL Test

The TOEFL test is the most widely accepted English-language assessment worldwide, recognized by more than 9,000 institutions in more than 130 countries including Australia, Canada and the United States. To date, more than 27 million students have taken the TOEFL test. 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 at www.toeflgoanywhere.org/kr.

About ETS

At 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 postsecondary education, and by conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including theTOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series® assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org