Wednesday, January 23, 2013

ETS Employees’ Community Action Fund Scholarship Program

ETS Employees’ Community Action Fund
Scholarship Program
About the ETS Employees’ Community Action Fund
The ETS Employees’ Community Action Fund (ECAF) was created in 2008 to bring ETS staff together to make
a significant investment in their communities.
Each year, an advisory committee made up of ETS employees identifies a new
ECAF project that gives staff the opportunity to put their time and talent toward
a significant goal. The ECAF project is funded by the generous donations
received from ETS employees during the annual employee-giving campaign, ETS
In 2012, donations received from ETS employees will fund this one-time offering
of the ETS ECAF Scholarship.
The Program
The ETS ECAF Scholarship was established to assist graduating seniors in the San Antonio public education
system in their goal of achieving a higher education degree. ECAF will offer awards up to $1,000 each to
selected students who are pursuing a vocational/technical certification or a 2- or 4-year degree from
accredited schools/colleges/universities in the United States. The number of scholarships will be determined
by the availability of funds.
One scholarship will be available for the child of an ETS employee who works in San Antonio and meets the
program’s other eligibility requirements.
All applicants for the ETS Employees’ Community Action Fund Scholarship will be evaluated based on their
educational experience; community involvement and activities; demonstrated leadership as indicated in the
application materials; writing samples; academic transcripts; recommendations; and need, as determined
using the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and/or any
hardship defined on the scholarship application.
The application materials will be reviewed by an independent selection review committee whose goal is to
identify the most well rounded individuals to receive awards.
This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship & Recognition Programs (SRP), a unit of ETS. ETS,
an independent, nonprofit organization, is the world’s largest private educational testing and measurement
corporation and is known for a commitment to advancing learning and increasing opportunities for
students worldwide.
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Eligible students must be:
 A San Antonio public high school senior graduating in May/June 2012
 Facing serious and verifiable hardships affecting their ability to attend college
 In active pursuit of a degree at an accredited postsecondary institution
(2- or 4-year college/university, or vocational/technical school)
 Enrolled full-time in an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the fall of 2012
Interested students must complete the ECAF Scholarship application, which can be obtained from the
guidance office. It must be mailed along with a current, complete official transcript of grades to SRP by no
later than March 1, 2012. Applicants will receive acknowledgement of receipt of their application. If an
acknowledgement card is not received within three weeks, applicants may call or e-mail SRP to verify that
the application has been received.
Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications are
evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible.
Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. Information provided by applicant is considered confidential
and is reviewed only by SRP.
Selection of Recipients
SRP will select scholarship recipients. ETS staff is not part of the selection review committee. All applicants
agree to accept the decisions of SRP as final. Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the
program will be selected as recipients.
Payment of Scholarships
SRP processes scholarship payments on behalf of ETS ECAF Scholarship. Payments will be made in two
installments. The first payment will be issued on or around August 1, 2012; the second on
January 15, 2013 pending verification of spring enrollment. A check is mailed to each recipient’s chosen
institution, and will be made co-payable to the student and the institution.
Additional Information
Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:
ETS Employees’ Community Action Fund Scholarship Program
ETS Scholarship & Recognition Programs
P.O. Box 6730
Princeton, NJ 08541
Telephone: 609 771-7878


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