Japanese Students Honored with 2011 TOEFL® Scholarships
Managing Director of ETS Global Travels to Tokyo to Award US$40,000 to Japanese Scholars
- Becky Powell
- Becky Powell
Tokyo, Japan (July 19, 2011) —
At an awards ceremony today, Dr. Zoubir Yazid, Managing Director of ETS Global, announced the winners of the 2011 TOEFL® Scholarship Program. The newly created scholarship program recognizes academic excellence by TOEFL test takers in Japan.
The TOEFL program honored 10 high-performing students from Japan with a total of US$40,000 in scholarship funding for undergraduate or graduate study in 2011. Japanese scholarship winners represented the Kanto, Kinki/Kansai and Kyushu regions.
"Today is a true celebration," said Yazid. "Given the challenges this year that Japan had to overcome, it is truly an honor to personally present the TOEFL scholarships today. The hard work, dedication and academic accomplishments demonstrated by the 10 Japanese scholarship winners are extremely impressive. We wish them all the best as they continue to meet success in reaching their educational and career goals."
More than 150 applications were received for consideration this year. Each winner demonstrated an outstanding ability to communicate in English, strong academic performance, participation in extra-curricular activities, such as community service, and effective leadership skills.
The ETS Scholarship and Recognition Programs (SRP) group, which annually administers millions of dollars in new and renewable awards in the United States and abroad, was involved in the coordination of the TOEFL Scholarship Program in Japan.
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