September 29, 2014 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Educational Testing Service (ETS) will award US$70,000 in TOEFL® scholarships to exceptional students in India who have proven their academic excellence. The scholarship program recognizes TOEFL test takers in India who are in pursuit of undergraduate or graduate study in India or abroad.
ETS will award 10 US$7,000 scholarships to students to help further their education at any of the 9,000+ institutions around the world that accept the TOEFL test.
To be eligible for the TOEFL scholarship award, applicants must:
• be a resident of India
• begin undergraduate or graduate study between August 2014 and December 2015 at a university or college listed in the TOEFL® Destinations Directory (www.toeflgoanywhere.org)
• 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 English proficiency with a valid TOEFL score
“ETS is pleased to offer the TOEFL Scholarship Program to exceptional students in India,” says Jennifer Brown, Executive Director of the TOEFL Program. “We are continuously focused on the educational advancement of students in India and we are committed to identifying and helping those who are dedicated to their higher education goals.”
Selected from a competitive pool of applications, finalists will be evaluated based on his or her English-communication skills, academic record, leadership skills and extracurricular activities.
Over the past four years, ETS has awarded US$240,000 to assist TOEFL test takers in India to further support their undergraduate or graduate studies.
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.
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, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org