TOEFL® Program Awards US$70,000 in Scholarship Funding to Students in India


Delhi, India (July 24, 2013) —

Today at an award ceremony, Educational Testing Service (ETS) awarded 21TOEFL® Scholarships to outstanding students from India. The TOEFL Scholarship Program recognizes TOEFL® test takers in India who excel academically and demonstrate well-rounded qualities, including participation in extracurricular activities such as community service.

One scholarship in the amount of US$10,000 and 20 scholarships each valued at US$3,000 were awarded to further undergraduate or graduate studies for students in India in the 2013 academic school year. The scholarships can be used at any of the more than 8,500 institutions — in more than 130 countries — that accept TOEFL test scores.

Nine of the winners will pursue undergraduate studies and 12 winners will pursue postgraduate studies. Winners represented numerous regions in India, including Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jamshedpur, Mangalore, Mumbai, Noida and Pune.

"It is a great honor to present the 2013 TOEFL Scholarship award winners," commented Daniel Wakeman, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at ETS. "Over the past four years, ETS has awarded US$240,000 to assist TOEFL test takers in India to further support their undergraduate or graduate studies. Through our scholarship program, educational resources and learning activities, ETS continues to demonstrate our commitment to advancing educational opportunities for students from India."

Selected from a highly competitive pool of applications, students were evaluated based on their English-communication skills, academic record, leadership skills and extracurricular activities. This was a record-breaking year for the TOEFL Scholarship Program in India, as there was a 92 percent increase in the number of applications received this year compared to last year.

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