2014 TOEFL® Scholarship Program Announced for Students in Japan

ETS to award six scholarships valued at US$42,000 for academic study in 2014

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Princeton, NJ (April 10, 2014) —

For the fourth consecutive year, Educational Testing Service (ETS), the creator of the TOEFL® test, announced the launch of the TOEFL® Scholarship Program in Japan. The scholarship program honors TOEFL test takers in Japan who possess an outstanding academic record, strong English skills and a well-rounded portfolio of extra‒curricular activities, including community service.

ETS will recognize six talented students by awarding a total of US$42,000 in funding for undergraduate or graduate study in Japan or abroad for the 2014 academic school year.

"The value and importance of mastering the English language, the international language of choice for business and academic study, has never been so apparent in the global marketplace,” said David Hunt, Senior Vice President, Global Education and Workforce Division at ETS. “Our ongoing sponsorship of the TOEFL Scholarship Program in Japan demonstrates our commitment to assisting English-language learners throughout the country in meeting their educational aspirations. We look forward to honoring the six additional TOEFL scholars this year."

Six US$7,000 TOEFL Scholarships will be awarded to TOEFL test takers in Japan. To be eligible for the 2014 TOEFL Scholarship Program, individuals must:

  • currently be living in Japan
  • complete the official online scholarship application and upload academic transcripts
  • plan to begin an undergraduate or graduate degree program in 2014 at a college or university listed in the TOEFL® Destination Search http://www.toeflgoanywhere.org/destination-search
  • demonstrate English proficiency with a valid TOEFL score
  • hold a grade point average of 80 or higher on a 100-point scale, or a 3.0 grade point average or higher on a 4-point scale
  • demonstrate effective leadership skills and an overall well-rounded  portfolio with extracurricular activities, including community service

More information regarding the 2014 TOEFL Scholarship Program in Japan is available at http://www.ets.org/toefl/scholarships/japan. Scholarship applications must be received by May 28, 2014. Winners will be notified in June.

To date, the TOEFL Scholarship Program has awarded more than US$120,000 in scholarships to Japanese students.

About the TOEFL Test

The TOEFL test of academic English is the most widely accepted English-language assessment worldwide, recognized by more than 9,000 institutions in more than 130 countries. To date, more than 27 million students have taken the TOEFL test. More information regarding the TOEFL test, including registration, study tips and sample questions, is available on the TOEFL® Go Anywhere website at www.toeflgoanywhere.org.

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 postsecondary education, and by 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. www.ets.org