(July 7, 2011)- 2011 TOEFL® Scholarship Program Awards US$60,000 to Students in India
Mumbai, India (July 7, 2011) —
At an award ceremony and press conference today, Educational Testing Service (ETS) Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Walt MacDonald announced the winners of the 2011 TOEFL® Scholarship Program. For the second consecutive year, the scholarship program recognizes academic excellence by TOEFL test takers in India.
ETS honored nine
high-performing students from India, awarding US$60,000 in scholarship funding
for undergraduate or graduate study in 2011. Three US$10,000 scholarships were
presented: one scholarship each for study in the U.K., U.S. and Canada. Six
US$5,000 scholarships were also presented: one scholarship each for study in the
U.K., U.S., and Canada, and three scholarships for any other location. Funding
for the 2011 TOEFL Scholarship Program represents an increase of US$10,000 from
last year's program.
"It is a privilege
to be in Mumbai today to celebrate the significant accomplishments of the 2011
TOEFL Scholarship Winners," commented MacDonald. "Having the opportunity again
this year to recognize outstanding Indian students who have demonstrated
academic success in the classroom and made notable contributions to their
communities is a great honor. We wish the TOEFL Scholarship Winners all the best
as they take the next step in pursuing their educational goals."
The 2011 TOEFL
Scholarship Program was extremely competitive. More than 650 applications were
received for consideration this year, doubling the number of applications
received for last year's program. Scholarship winners represented various
regions of India including Chennai (2), Mumbai (2), New Delhi (2), Kolkata,
Hyderabad and Coimbatore. Each winner demonstrated an outstanding ability to
communicate in English, strong academics and extra-curricular activities, such
as community service, and effective leadership skills.
Scholarship and Recognition Programs (SRP) group, which annually administers
millions of dollars in new and renewable awards in the United States and abroad,
was involved in the coordination of the TOEFL Scholarship Program in India.