ETS Announces 2013 TOEFL® Scholarship Program in China Recognizing Academic Excellence

2013 TOEFL® Scholarship Funding Represents 66% Increase from 2012

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Princeton, N.J. (March 6, 2013) —

For the fourth consecutive year, Educational Testing Service (ETS), the creator of the TOEFL® test, announced the launch of the TOEFL® Scholarship Program in China. The scholarship program recognizes TOEFL test takers in China who excel academically and demonstrate well-rounded qualities such as participation in extracurricular activities, including community service.

ETS will recognize 46 deserving students in China by awarding a total of US$138,000 in funding for undergraduate or graduate study in country and/or overseas for the 2013 academic school year.

"ETS is committed to working with Chinese students as they master English, the international language of choice for the global marketplace," commented Walt MacDonald, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. "Since the beginning of our scholarship program, ETS has awarded over US$425,000 in scholarship funding to Chinese students as they take the next step in reaching their educational dreams."

Forty-six US$3,000 TOEFL Scholarships will be awarded to Chinese TOEFL test takers. To be eligible for the 2013 TOEFL Scholarship Program in China, individuals must:

  • currently live in China
  • complete the online scholarship application (new this year) and upload the required academic transcripts
  • 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
  • begin an undergraduate or graduate degree in 2013 at a college or university listed in the TOEFL® Destinations Directory
  • have a valid TOEFL test score used as a requirement for admission into an undergraduate or graduate program
  • demonstrate effective leadership skills and an overall well-rounded portfolio with extracurricular activities, including community service

More information regarding the 2013 TOEFL Scholarship Program in China is available at http://www.ets.org/zh/toefl/scholarships.  Scholarship applications must be received by April 30, 2013. Winners will be notified in May 2013.

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 TOEFL Scholarship Program in China. 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 8,500 institutions in more than 130 countries including Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. 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 Chinese version of the TOEFL® Go Anywhere website at www.toeflgoanywhere.org/cn.

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 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, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org