2013 TOEFL® Merit Scholarship Program

The TOEFL® Scholarship Program can help you study at the university of your choice.

Merit Scholarship ProgramTOEFL® scholarship can help you study at any of the 8,500+ institutions listed in the TOEFL® Destinations Directory (PDF). The scholarship program is designed to award TOEFL test takers for achieving academic excellence, exhibiting leadership skills, performing extracurricular activities and demonstrating English-communication proficiency. TOEFL scholarships are categorized into three regions: Asia and Oceania, North and South America, and Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia. These three regions cover every country worldwide. If you are unsure of what region your country belongs to, please see the map (PDF).

Scholarship Criteria

The TOEFL Scholarship Program rewards students who have high academic achievement as well as:

  • ability to communicate in English
  • demonstrated leadership skills
  • participation in extracurricular activities, such as community service
  • innovative ideas as reflected in essays

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to win a TOEFL scholarship, a student must:

  • currently live in the region from where you are applying
  • begin undergraduate or graduate study in 2013 at a college or university listed in theTOEFL® Destinations Directory (PDF)
  • hold a grade point average of at least 80 or higher on a 100-point scale or a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • have a valid TOEFL test score
  • complete the application form online and upload your transcripts (application link will be available on this site early 2013)

Scholarship award funds for students who will be studying abroad are applied to their tuition fees only after the student has registered with the institution and arrived on campus.

The scholarship application system will open early 2013.

Administered by ETS Scholarship & Recognition Programs.

The Boustany Foundation MBA Scholarship at Harvard Business School in USA, 2013

Harvard Business School in USAThe Boustany Foundation funded MBA Scholarship for the International Students in the field of Business Administration at Harvard Business School in USA, 2013

Study Subject(s): The scholarship is provided to learn business administration.
Course Level: This scholarship is to pursuing Masters programme.
Scholarship Provider: The Boustany Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

-The Boustany MBA Scholarship to Harvard Business School is offered to an outstanding and highly-meriting candidate who must fulfill the admission requirements of HBS to be eligible for the scholarship.
-Candidates must have excellent academic backgrounds and have enjoyed considerable success in their careers to date. Although the scholarship can be awarded to candidates of any nation, priority will be given to candidates of Lebanese descent.
-The scholarship recipient is required to complete a summer internship (between the first and second year of the course), carrying no salary, with the Boustany Foundation.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The students of any nation (priority will be given to candidates of Lebanese descent) can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The Boustany MBA Scholarship is granted once every two years for a 24-month course at Harvard Business School leading to a Masters in Business Administration.Students can undertake any of the joint programs proposed by Harvard Business School but the Foundation will only cover HBS fees.

Number of awards offered: One Scholarship is offered.

Tenure of award: Scholarship is offered for two years.

What does it cover: Financial aid amounting to $80,000 toward tuition fees ($40,000 for the 1st year and $40,000 for the 2nd year); the Foundation will also cover travel and accommodation expenses related to the internship.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Do submit your applications till 15 May 2013.

2013-2014 Smuts Visiting Research Fellowship in Commonwealth Studies in UK

Research Fellowship2013/14 Visiting Research Fellowship in Commonwealth Studies at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge in UK

Study Subject(s):The scholarship is provided to learn Commonwealth Studies, including the Commonwealth-related aspects of archaeology, anthropology, economics, history, human geography, law, literature, oriental studies, sociology, politics and social psychology..
Course Level:This scholarship is to pursuing research programme.
Scholarship Provider: The Smuts Management
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility:-Applicants should be members of staff of another University or similar institution outside the UK. They should hold a Ph.D., or be working at post-doctoral level.
-The Managers will give preference to scholars with a distinguished research profile and who have active research interests in an area or areas of scholarship falling within the remit of the Smuts Fund as specified above.
-The Managers expect that applicants would be intending to come to Cambridge to work on a project that builds on existing research for which a period of residence in Cambridge is demonstrably appropriate, although they would not rule out the initiation of a new piece of work where there is a realistic expectation that it could be completed by the end of the tenure of the Fellowship.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The International students can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The Fellowship holder is expected to live in Cambridge for the majority of their tenure and accommodation is normally offered by Wolfson College. The Fellow is expected primarily to advance Commonwealth Studies in Cambridge mainly by pursuing research and to take part in seminars and anologous activities within the University. The Fellow will have access, by agreement, to the holdings of Faculty and Departmental libraries, to the libraries of the Centres of African Studies and South Asian Studies and to the University Library, which houses the extensive collection of materials relating to the history of the British Empire and Commonwealth formerly housed in the Royal Commonwealth Society Library in London.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Value: The Fellow will receive a contribution towards their expenses of £40,119 per annum (pro rata) for a nine-month stay or less.

Notification: All applicants will be notified of the result of the selection process by email.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Do submit your applications till 15th November, 2012.

2013-15 The Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellowships Programme, UK

Oxford-PrincetonThe Oxford-Princeton global leaders fellowship for postdoctoral students from nationals of non-OECD countries to study at Oxford University, UK and Princeton University, USA 2013-2015

Study Subject(s):Study subjects are world politics and political economy.
Course Level: This scholarship is to pursuing Postdoctoral Fellowships programme.
Scholarship Provider: University College, Oxford and Princeton University
Scholarship can be taken at: UK and USA

Applicants must be nationals of non-OECD countries (this is a condition stipulated by the donor). They must have completed (or have evidence of imminent completion of) a doctorate in a relevant area. They should also show evidence of outstanding analytical and research skills. In addition, candidates will be required to demonstrate their plans for a clearly articulated research project which is relevant to the Programme’s aims.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Applicants must be nationals of non-OECD countries (this is a condition stipulated by the donor).

Scholarship Description: Applications are invited from nationals of non-OECD countries for a number of two-year fellowships to work on global governance and the role of developing and emerging countries in the world political economy. Up to six such fellowships will be awarded to start in September 2013, for a year’s study at the Global Economic Governance Programme, University College, Oxford followed by a year at Niehaus Centre for Globalization and Governance, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. Post-holders will be provided with appropriate stipends sufficient to cover full living costs.

Tenure of award: Scholarship is offered for two years.

What does it cover: Up to six such fellowships will be awarded to start in September 2013

Notification: Successful candidates will be notified by February 01 to 15, 2013.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post and electronically.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Do submit your applications till  19 November 2012.

AXA Foundation Provides $670,000 in Annual Scholarships In Association with U.S. News & World Report

One Student From Every State Plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico Receives $10,000 One-Time Scholarship

AXA FoundationNEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2012– For the 11thyear, U.S. News & World Report and the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company, announce the offering of the AXA Achievementsm Scholarships, awarding $670,000 to students nationwide.

Through AXA Achievementsm, AXA Equitable is one of the nation’s largest corporate providers of scholarships and a comprehensive resource for information to help students and parents plan for college. Over $21.5 millionhas been awarded in scholarships to more than 4,800 students since the scholarship program’s inception.

Applications are available now at www.axa-achievement.com, and the deadline for submissions is December 1, 2012. Additional details of the AXA Achievementsm program are featured in the U.S. News & World Report 2013 Best Colleges book available at USNews.com and on newsstands September 18.

“College tuition is constantly on the rise, making AXA Achievementsm an invaluable resource for students and families through its scholarship assistance and providing the information needed to plan a successful future,” said Kerry Dyer, Publisher of U.S. News & World Report. “U.S. News is proud to partner with such a great organization that helps students who are making a difference, and their families, get ahead.”

Under the AXA Achievementsm Scholarship program, 52 students – one from each state, plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico – are awarded scholarships of $10,000. Of those students, 10 are chosen as national winners and receive an additional $15,000 scholarship award.

Qualified candidates will have demonstrated drive and determination to reach goals, the ability to succeed in a college environment, and respect for self, family and community. The scholarship is administered by Scholarship Management Services™, a program of Scholarship Americasm, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit private sector scholarship and educational support organizations.

The U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, which groups schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, has grown to be the most comprehensive research tool for students and parents considering higher education opportunities.

About AXA Foundation
The AXA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of AXA Equitable, one of the nation’s premier financial services organizations and a member of the global AXA Group, a worldwide leader in financial protection and wealth management. The Foundation directs the company’s philanthropic and volunteer activities, working to improve the quality of life in communities across the country where AXA has a presence. Since its inception, the AXA Foundation has awarded over $21.5 million in college scholarships through its multifaceted flagship program, AXA Achievement, which helps make college possible by providing access and advice. More than 4,800 students, known as AXA Achievershave received scholarships. For more information and to read about the 2012 AXA Achievers, visit www.axa-achievement.com.

About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform, digital publisher of news and analysis, which includes the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine,www.usnews.com, and www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on Health, Money, Education, Travel, Cars, and Public Service/Opinion, U.S. News has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. U.S. News & World Report‘s signature franchise includes its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its “Best series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, mutual funds, health plans, and more.

SOURCE U.S. News & World Report