46 Exemplary Students from China Awarded US$138,000 in TOEFL® Scholarships


Beijing, China (July 9, 2013) —

At an award ceremony today in Beijing, Educational Testing Service (ETS) presented TOEFL® Scholarships to deserving students from China. The scholarship program recognizes TOEFL test takers in China who excel academically and demonstrate well-rounded qualities such as participation in extracurricular activities, including community service.

Forty-six students each received US$3,000 to further their undergraduate or graduate studies for the 2013 academic school year. The scholarships can be used at any of the more than 8,500 institutions around the world that accept TOEFL test scores.

Twenty-five of the students will pursue undergraduate studies and 21 will pursue postgraduate studies. The 2013 TOEFL Scholarship Winners will be studying in Australia, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Winners represented numerous regions in China including Beijing, Changsha, Chengdu, Dalian, Dongguan, Foshan, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Ji'an, Jiangyin, Jinzhou, Lanzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wuxi, Xiamen and Zhengzhou.

"For the fourth consecutive year, ETS is pleased to recognize the academic excellence of Chinese test takers through the TOEFL Scholarship Program," commented Scott G. Paris, Vice President of Research at ETS. "The continuation of the scholarship program reflects our commitment to assisting Chinese students in meeting their educational goals and objectives. We wish the winners the best as they take the next steps in continuing their education."

Selected from a competitive pool of applications, each applicant was evaluated based on his or her English-communication skills, academic record, leadership skills and extracurricular activities. This year, a 36 percent increase was recorded in the number of applications received compared to last year. Since the inception of the TOEFL and TOEIC scholarship programs, ETS has awarded US$425,000 to Chinese TOEFL and TOEIC test takers to further support undergraduate or graduate studies.

The ETS Scholarship & Recognition Program 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 China.

For more information about the TOEFL test, including free sample test questions and study tips, please visit www.toeflgoanywhere.org/cn.

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For nearly 50 years, the TOEFL test has been the most widely accepted English-language assessment in the world, recognized by more than 8,500 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries. Globally, the TOEFL test is available at more than 4,500 testing sites in more than 165 countries. To date, more than 27 million students around the world have taken the TOEFL test.

About ETS

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