9 Gifted Students Receive Scholarships to Pursue Academic Dreams
The ETS TOEFL® Program and KOSAF award KRW 18,000,000 in scholarships for academic study in 2016

Contact: Allyson Norton             Phone: +1-609-683-2092            Email: mediacontacts@ets.org

Seoul, Korea (September 29, 2016) – Nine undergraduate students deserving of financial support have been awarded KRW 2,000,000 scholarships for academic study in 2016.

As part of the third annual KOSAF Scholarship (ETS TOEFL Test), Educational Testing Service’s TOEFL® Program and the Korea Student Aid Foundation (KOSAF) have awarded a total of KRW 18,000,000 to Korean students.

“In my case, studying for the TOEFL test has made impossible to possible. That’s why I am filled with hope and joy,” said In Jun Cho, one of the scholarship recipients. “I was able to strive in my major thanks to studying English. I believe that one day my English skills will become a stepping stone for my future career in computer programming.”

The scholarships were provided through a donation by the TOEFL Program to KOSAF with the goal of improving quality and fairness in education for Korean students. The 9 winners were chosen from applicants who submitted authorized English test scores, a transcript with English-related subjects, or an authorized English competition certificate.

“We appreciate the ETS TOEFL donation that has been continuing for 3 years, and has been supporting the dreams of Korean students,” said Yang-Ok Ahn, Chairman of KOSAF. “KOSAF will expand the collaboration with private organizations, such us our collaboration with ETS TOEFL, so that more students can pursue their academic achievements through these scholarships. These young talents will make a big difference to the future of Korea, and in that sense, we believe that it is important to create an encouraging academic environment for the youth to thrive.”

For more information about the TOEFL test, including free sample test questions and study tips, please visit www.toeflgoanywhere.org/kr.

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 KOSAF Scholarship

KOSAF scholarship is a program funded by private entities and individuals. Through the funding, KOSAF scholarship supports the Korean youth with their academic pursuits. KOSAF has been designated as a legally charitable organization for donation in 2011, and has been expanding its business to scholarships, training programs, and dormitory support programs.


Since its establishment in 2009, KOSAF has been striving to help people to pursue their dreams as a government agency. Its programs provide financial assistance primarily through grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs. Going and beyond financial support, KOSAF’s talent development programs give students a platform for developing leadership that effectively helps people.

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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