ETS Announces 2012 Academic Scholarship Program in Korea
Scholarships Valued at US$144,000 will be awarded to Korean TOEFL® and TOEIC® Test Takers
Princeton, N.J. (November 23, 2011) —
For the fourth consecutive year, this scholarship program will honor Korean TOEFL and TOEIC test takers who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.
ETS will recognize 48 scholarship winners (24 TOEFL test takers and 24 TOEIC test takers) by awarding a total of US$144,000 in funding for study in Korea and overseas for the 2012 academic school year. Scholarship applications will be accepted now until April 13, 2012. ETS Scholarship Winners will be announced in May 2012.
"Since 2008, ETS has recognized talented Korean students who have excelled in the field of English-language learning through the ETS Scholarship Program," said Walt MacDonald, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at ETS. "ETS is proud to continue to honor academic excellence of Korean students and assist them on their academic journey for study in Korea and overseas."
More information regarding the ETS Scholarship Program in Korea, including application materials, requirements and deadlines, is available at http://korea.etsasiapac.org/.
The TOEIC tests are the most widely accepted English-language assessments for the workplace. With more than six million tests administered last year, the TOEIC tests are the global standard for assessing workplace English-language communication skills for companies, institutions and government agencies around the world. The TOEIC tests currently are used by more than 10,000 organizations in 120 countries worldwide.
Twenty four US$3,000 TOEIC Scholarships will be awarded to university students studying in Korea. More information regarding the TOEIC tests is available at http://exam.ybmsisa.com.
For nearly 50 years, the TOEFL test has been the most widely accepted English-language assessment used for admissions purposes worldwide. Currently, more than 8,000 institutions accept the TOEFL test in more than 130 countries, including Australia, the U.K., Canada and the United States.
Twelve US$3,000 TOEFL Scholarships will be awarded to students currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Korea. Twelve US$3,000 TOEFL Scholarships will be awarded to students beginning study abroad for an undergraduate or graduate degree at an institution listed in the TOEFL® Destinations Directory. More information regarding the TOEFL Scholarship Program is available at http://www.ets.org/toefl/koreascholarships.
The ETS Scholarship and Recognition Program (SRP) group, which annually administers millions of dollars in new and renewable awards in the United States and abroad, is coordinating the ETS Scholarship Program in Korea. In addition to program consultation, SRP developed application materials and guidelines for the review of the applications.
About the TOEFL Test
The TOEFL test is the most widely accepted English-language assessment worldwide, recognized by more than 8,000 institutions in more than 130 countries including Australia, the U.K., Canada and the United States. To date, more than 25 million students have taken the TOEFL test. More information, regarding the TOEFL test, including registration, study tips, and sample questions, is available at the Korean version of the TOEFL® Go Anywhere website at www.toeflgoanywhere.org/kr.
About the TOEIC Tests
For more than 30 years the TOEIC test has been the global standard for measuring workplace English-language communication skills. The TOEIC tests, including the TOEIC Listening and Reading test and the TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests are used by more than 10,000 businesses, organizations and government agencies in 120 countries. In 2010, more than six million TOEIC tests were administered worldwide, establishing the TOEIC Program as the largest and most widely used English-language assessment for the workplace. For more information on the TOEIC tests and other services provided by the TOEIC Program visit www.ets.org/toeic.
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 post-secondary education, as well as 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