ETS's TOEFL® Scholarship Ceremony Honors Japanese Students

US$40,000 in scholarships allow Japanese students to study worldwide


Tokyo, Japan (July 20, 2012) —

The 2012 TOEFL® Scholarship Program recognizes five Japanese winners today in Tokyo. Zoubir Yazid, Managing Director of ETS Global, honors the winners with US$40,000.

This year, ETS TOEFL scholarships, valued at US$8,000 each, are awarded to five exceptional Japanese students who display excellent English-communication skills, a strong academic record, demonstrated leadership skills and meaningful extracurricular activities. The scholarship funding will be used to help the winners pursue their education at the undergraduate or graduate school level, at any location of their choice.

"I am so glad to be back in Tokyo for the second annual ETS Scholarship ceremony," said Yazid. "These five winners should be very proud of all their hard work. ETS is so honored to be able to recognize their achievements and help them pursue their educational and career goals for the future."

Winners will continue their education at institutions around the world including Canada, the U.K. and the United States.

The ETS Scholarship and 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 Japan.

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