Ten Indian Students win TOEFL Scholarships 2014
Ten Indian students have been awarded TOEFL scholarships worth $70,000 by Educational Testing Service (ETS) for 2014.
The scholarships, announced on 11 February, 2015 has been won by students from five major cities of India which include New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai.
The scholarships have been presented to TOEFL test takers who are in pursuit of undergraduate or graduate study in India or abroad. The scholarship winners were evaluated based on their English-communication skills, academic record, leadership skills and extracurricular activities.
Presenting the awards to the winners, U.S. Consul General, Phillip Min said, “As the oldest standardized test for English, the TOEFL test has played an instrumental role in preparing Indian students to acquire superior English-language skills. This has in turn helped thousands of students to excel in their careers by helping them gain admission into the best courses and institutions across the world.”
TOEFL scholarships are aimed at helping students to further their education at any of the 9,000 and more institutions around the world that accept TOEFL test scores.
Jennifer Brown, executive director of the TOEFL Program said, “ETS is pleased to offer the TOEFL Scholarship Program to exceptional students in India,”
“We are continuously focused on the educational advancement of students here and are committed to identifying and helping those who are dedicated to their higher education goals,” she added
Over the past four years, ETS has awarded US$240,000 to help TOEFL test takers in India further their undergraduate or graduate studies.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a test conducted to evaluate a candidate’s English language proficiency. The test can be taken by people whose native language is not English.
TOEFL is recognized across 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the U K and the United States. TOEFL is conducted more than 50 times a year at 4500 test centres in 165 countries worldwide.