New Jersey Public High School Seniors Eligible for ETS Scholarships

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Princeton, NJ (February 2, 2012) —

Public high school seniors from throughout New Jersey are eligible to receive scholarships of up to $5,000 from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Community Action Fund. The program was announced to district officials today and application materials distributed.

The ETS Employees' Community Action Fund (ECAF) was created in 2008 to bring ETS staff together to make a significant investment in their communities. The program is funded by donations from ETS employees during the company's annual employee-giving campaign, ETS Cares. Scholarships are also being awarded to qualifying students in San Antonio, ETS's largest regional office.

Application forms are available from local public high school guidance offices. Students should contact their local guidance counselor for application information. Successful applicants will be notified of their award in late April. All applicants for the ECAF scholarships will be evaluated based upon the following criteria:

  • Educational experience
  • Community involvement and activities
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Writing samples
  • Academic transcripts
  • Recommendations, and
  • Need

"In these tough economic times, students pursuing a college education can use all the help they can get," says Kurt Landgraf, President and CEO of ETS. "Through the ETS Community Action Fund our employees invest in their communities. This year they're directing their investments to aspiring college students."

Awards of up to $5,000 will be offered to students who are pursuing a vocational/ technical, or a 2- or 4-year degree from accredited schools/colleges/universities in the United States.

ETS's Scholarship & Recognition Program (SRP), which annually administers millions of dollars in new and renewable awards for companies, organizations and agencies in the United States and abroad, will coordinate notification, recipient selection and management of the effort.

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 post-secondary education, as well as 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 the TOEFL® 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