ETS Announces the Winners of the 2010 TOEFL® Scholarship Program in India
- Becky Powell
- Becky Powell
Mumbai, India (July 20, 2010) —
Educational Testing Service (ETS) Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Walt MacDonald announced the winners of the 2010 TOEFL® Scholarship Program in India at a press conference today. Established in August 2009, the scholarship program recognizes academic excellence by TOEFL test takers throughout India.
ETS, the creator of the TOEFL test, honored seven high-performing Indian students, awarding US$50,000 for postgraduate study in 2010-2011. Three US$10,000 and four US$5,000 academic scholarships were awarded to students who were accepted at a college or university in the U.K., U.S. and Canada. The scholarship winners were from diverse regions of the country including Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Solapur. Of the seven TOEFL scholarship winners, three will be attending universities in the U.K., three will be studying in the U.S., and one will be pursuing academic study in Canada.
"It is a great honor to personally award and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the seven scholarship winners," commented MacDonald. "The TOEFL Scholarship Program in India stems from ETS's mission to promote equity and excellence in education. We hope that the scholarship program inspires other students in India to strive for academic excellence and pursue their educational goals."
Over 300 competitive applications were received for the 2010 TOEFL Scholarship program. The scholarship winners demonstrated an outstanding ability to communicate in English, effective leadership skills, and well-rounded balancing of strong academics and extra-curricular activities, such as community service.
The ETS Scholarship and Recognition Programs (SRP) 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 India.
To date, more than 24 million students have taken the TOEFL test. More information regarding the TOEFL test, including free sample test questions and study tips, is available at www.TOEFLgoanywhere.org.
About the TOEFL Test
For more than 45 years, the TOEFL test has been the most widely accepted English language proficiency assessment worldwide. Currently, more than 7,500 colleges and universities accept the TOEFL test in more than 130 countries. Globally, the TOEFL test is available at more than 4,500 testing centers in 165 countries.
At nonprofit 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 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
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