ETS Announces 2012 Scholarship Program in China to Honor Academic Excellence
Princeton, N.J. (November 22, 2011) —
Educational Testing Service (ETS), the creator of the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, announced today the launch of the 2012 ETS Scholarship Program in China.
The 2012 ETS Scholarship Program will award over one million RMB in scholarship funding, including 46 TOEFL Scholarships, 40 TOEIC Scholarships, and 40 TOEIC Bridge™ Scholarships. For the third consecutive year, this scholarship program will honor Chinese students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, contributions to the community and the ability to communicate in English.
"ETS has the great honor of awarding scholarships to deserving Chinese students who have demonstrated academic excellence in the classroom," said Walt MacDonald, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at ETS. "The awarding of the TOEFL and TOEIC Scholarships for the third year in a row represents ETS's ongoing dedication to assisting Chinese students strive for excellence in the field of English‒language learning."
A total of 46 TOEFL Scholarships valued at approximately RMB526,700 (US$83,000) will be awarded to Chinese students demonstrating academic excellence. Four scholarships worth approximately RMB31,700 (US$5,000) and 42 scholarships valued at approximately RMB9,500 (US$1,500) will be presented to Chinese students for undergraduate or graduate study in 2012, including study in Australia, the U.K., Canada and the United States.
The deadline for the TOEFL Scholarship Program is April 13, 2012. TOEFL Scholarship winners will be notified in the end of May 2012. Detailed information regarding the TOEFL Scholarships, including application materials, eligibility, and deadlines, is available at www.ets.org/toefl/chinascholarships.
The 80 TOEIC and TOEIC Bridge Scholarships worth RMB480,000 (approximately US$75,500) will be awarded to high-performing Chinese students for academic study in 2012. Scholarship winners will be publicly announced in June 2012.
As part of that commitment, 40 TOEIC Scholarships of RMB8,000 (approximately US$1,250) each will be awarded to students seeking a bachelor's degree at a university in China. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 13, 2012. Detailed information regarding the ETS TOEIC Scholarship Program, including application materials, is available at www.ets.org/toeic/scholarships.
In addition, ETS will award 40 TOEIC Bridge™ Scholarships of RMB4,000 (approximately US$625) to students seeking a degree at a vocational college in China. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 13, 2012. Detailed information regarding the ETS TOEIC Bridge Scholarship Program, including application materials, is available at www.ets.org/toeicbridge/chinascholarship.
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 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 8,000 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. In December, the TOEFL test will celebrate its 30th anniversary in China. For more information on the TOEFL test, visit the TOEFL Go Anywhere website in Chinese at www.TOEFLGoAnywhere.org/cn.
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 assessment family, including the TOEIC Listening and Reading test, the TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests and the TOEIC Bridge test 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.