Once again, Dr. Pamela Sharpe (Barron’s TOEFL) is generously providing scholarships to help students prepare for the TOEFL test. Details about how to apply are below.  Make sure to read them very carefully.  If you apply, I recommend that your spend some time working on your application essay.  Don’t rush that – make sure it is as good as it possibly can be.

The number of scholarships provided by Dr. Sharpe varies each year (depending on the number and quality of the applications), but it is generally around five or six. 

Be sure to pay special attention to the payment options.


TEFLPREP Scholarships for TOEFL® Registration Fees

Purpose: Scholarships are awarded by Dr. Pamela Sharpe, the author of Barron’s TOEFL preparation books to assist with TOEFL registration fees.

Qualifications:  Students from all countries who have already taken the TOEFL and are taking the examination again to achieve a higher score.

Amount:  $200 U.S. for TOEFL registration fees.

Application:  Submit a one-page essay in English on the following topic:  What is the best way to prepare for the TOEFL?  Include at least three suggestions.

Deadline:  Submit the essay with your name and contact information to [email protected]. Make the submission in September to be considered for one of the annual scholarships. Awards will be made in October every year.

Payment:  Successful scholarship recipients must be able to receive their $200 awards in one of two ways:

  1. TOEFL voucher payment is available for the following countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam. You will redeem the voucher at the ETS/toefl website.
  2. Check on a US bank is available for all countries; however, you must be able to cash the check either in your country or by asking a trusted friend or relative in the United States or Canada to cash the check for you and send you the award.

At this time, it is not possible to use other transaction methods for the scholarship.

Good luck!

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