2011 TOEFL Scholarship Winners’ Voice



アヌグラ イクラさん
アヌグラ イクラさん
米国 オハイオ大学進学
Iqra Anugrah
Ohio University, the United States
Currently I have been working to complete my one-year MA program in Political
Science with a specialization in Comparative Politics at Ohio University, Athens, OH. During my stay here in the US, I have been immersing myself in a variety of activities. I continue participating in student activities and writing for several mass media and online publications, and recently I just attended the 11th Annual International Graduate Student Conference on the Asia-Pacific Region at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, organized by the East-West Center to present my research titled “Political Parties and Religious Local Ordinances in Post-Suharto Indonesia”.

アヌグラ イクラさん授業の様子
【Presenting about “Political Parties and Religious Local Ordinances” at the 11th Annual
International Graduate Student Conference (IGSC) on the Asia Pacific Region organized
by the East-West Center (EWC) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM),
Honolulu.(Feb 17-18, 2012).】

Getting the conference certificate
【Getting the conference certificate】

– About the Scholarship Program
The 2011 TOEFL Scholarship Program in Japan has been greatly helpful in supporting
my study here in the US. With the help of the scholarship, along with graduate
assistantship from my university and other forms of financial supports from my
department, I have been able to pursue my graduate study without any worries.- Message to people who are planning to study abroad
Studying abroad is always a good experience. What more important is not learning in
the classrooms, but learning from our own experience immersing and exposing
ourselves in someone else’s cultures and societies. At times, it may be difficult to go
overseas to study, but when there is a will, there is always a way (especially if you can
get generous support from sponsors/institutions like TOEFL for instance).


2011 TOEFL® Scholarship Winners from Japan

The 2011 TOEFL® scholarship winners from Japan were honored in a ceremony that took place July 19, 2011 and was attended by ETS Global BV Managing Director Dr. Zoubir Yazid.


Meet the 2011 TOEFL scholarship winners from Japan. Each one is an excellent student with tremendous potential both inside and outside of the classroom.

Iqra Anugrah
Iqra Anugrah, Oita (US$4,000)

  • Pursuing a masters of arts in political science at Ohio University.
  • Extracurricular activities: Involved in student activism, student journalism, and academic conferences, seminars and symposia. Active in a number of student organizations, including the Indonesian Students’ Association in Japan and its affiliated institutions.
  • Country of study: The United States because Anugrah believes the U.S. has rigorous academic traditions and a sociopolitical environment which encourages students to be socially concerned and put theories into practice.
  • Goal in 5–10 years: Wants to enhance the collegial spirit among social and political scientists in Indonesia and establish theIndonesian Journal of Political Science as one of the most referred journals for social and political science in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Set up a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) that focuses on grassroots politics and education, to promote citizen participation in the political process.

Link: http://www.ets.org/toefl/scholarships/overview/japan/winners/