TOEFL® Scholarship Program Awards US$42,000 to Exceptional Students from Japan

Winners Represent Students Pursuing Undergraduate and Graduate Studies from Tokyo, Kanagawa and Ishikawa


Tokyo, Japan (August 18, 2014) —

For the fourth consecutive year, Educational Testing Service (ETS) presents TOEFL® Scholarships to outstanding students from Japan. The TOEFL Scholarship Program honors the academic excellence of exemplary TOEFL test takers in Japan by awarding US$42,000 in scholarships.

ETS awarded six US$7,000 scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in 2014. The TOEFL Scholarships can be used at any of the more than 9,000 institutions around the world that accept the TOEFL test to further their education.

"ETS is pleased to offer the TOEFL Scholarship Program to outstanding Japanese students for the fourth year in a row," says Jennifer Brown, Executive Director of the TOEFL Program. "Since 2011, ETS has awarded US$164,000 in scholarships to Japanese students as they make a commitment to master the English language. We wish this year's scholarship winners the best as they further 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 10 percent increase was recorded in the number of applications received compared to last year.

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