15 Exceptional Indian Students Awarded 2016 TOEFL® Scholarships

ETS awarded scholarships, valued at US$105,000, for academic study in 2016-2017

Delhi, September 13, 2016: Fifteen Indian students with proven academic excellence were awarded 2016 TOEFL® scholarships by Educational Testing Service (ETS). Scholarships were awarded to exceptional TOEFL test takers in India who are in pursuit of undergraduate or graduate study abroad. The scholarships are worth a total of US$105,000, US$7,000 each.

Selected from a competitive pool of applications, finalists were evaluated based on their English communication skills, academic record, leadership skills and extracurricular activities. The scholarships are aimed at helping students further their education at any of the 9,000+ institutions around the world that accept TOEFL test scores.

"ETS is pleased to award these committed students with TOEFL scholarships to pursue their educational goals," said Jennifer Brown, Executive Director of the TOEFL Program. "We look forward to continuing to support Indian students who seek higher education in India or abroad."

Indian Students Awarded 2016 TOEFL® Scholarships

Over the past five years, ETS has awarded US$415,000 to help TOEFL test takers in India further their undergraduate or graduate studies.

The winners of the 2016 TOEFL Scholarships are:

Name of Winner City
 Pranay Pramod Agarwal Mumbai
 Sakshi Aggarwal Delhi
 Aditi Agrawal New Delhi
 Megha Arora Gurgoan
 Aditri Bhagirath New Delhi
 Ankita Bihani Kolkata
 Aastha Chadha Chandigarh
 Akshay Gupta New Delhi
 Shashank Holenarasipura Raghu Bangalore
 Gursmeep Hundal Mumbai
 Maanasa Natrajan Bangalore
 Prashasthi Prabhakar Bangalore
 Prerna Sachdeva Delhi
 Avani Singh Jaipur
 R Bharath Venkatesh New Delhi

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 TOEFL® Go Anywhere website at www.toeflgoanywhere.org.

About ETS

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

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