PR Newswire | 16 Jun, 2015
MUMBAI: Educational Testing Service (ETS) will award a total of USD 70,000 as TOEFLÂ® scholarships to 10 exceptional students valued at USD 7,000 each, in India who have proven their academic excellence.
The TOEFL Scholarships and Giving program supports a variety of educational initiatives aimed at helping students worldwide achieve their academic goals. The program in India recognizes TOEFL test takers 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.
"For the past several years, ETS has offered the TOEFL Scholarship Program in India to promote educational advancement of students, and we're excited to continue this in 2015," said Jennifer Brown, Executive Director of the TOEFL program. "We look forward to learning more about the excellent pool of applicants and awarding 10 deserving students with the scholarships."
Applicants will be evaluated on English-communication skills, academic record, leadership skills and extracurricular activities. Specifically, to be eligible for the TOEFL scholarship award, applicants must:
be a resident of India
begin undergraduate or graduate study between June 2015 and May 2016 at a university or college listed in the TOEFLÂ® Destination Search at http://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.
Students must apply online between June 15 and August 3. Semi-finalists will be notified in August and winners will be announced in October.
More information about the 2015 TOEFL Scholarship Program in India can be found at http://ets.org/toefl/scholarships/india/
About the TOEFL Test
The TOEFL test of academic English is the most widely respected English-language assessment worldwide, recognized by more than 9,000 institutions in more than 130 countries. To date, more than 30 million students have taken the TOEFL test. More information regarding the TOEFL test, including registration, study tips and sample questions, is available on the TOEFLÂ® Go Anywhere website.
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