BEIJING, Sep. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- ChinaEdu Corporation (NASDAQ: CEDU) ("ChinaEdu" or the "Company"), a leading online education services provider in China, today announced that it had awarded scholarship funds to the two winners of the Company's nationwide Super Student Competition.
The Super Student Competition included 3,300 high school students from across China, and representatives from leading U.S. colleges and universities were in attendance during the competition. The two top students were selected through a series of academic contests, including reviews of academic achievement and experience, written testing and face-to-face interviews. The winners hailed from China's southeastern seaboard provinces of Hainan and Zhejiang, highlighting the national scale of the competition.
"We are very proud of our Super Student Competition winners," said Julia Huang, ChinaEdu's chairman and chief executive officer. "They were able to stand out among a crowd of talented and capable students, taking full advantage of this tremendous opportunity for Chinese students and parents to gain exposure to the U.S. college application process. Representatives from top U.S. institutions who attended the competition commented that they were seeing more and more applicants with strong English, international experience and a sophisticated understanding of the world. Growing numbers of Chinese students recognize investment in supplementary language instruction and extracurricular activities, such as those provided by ChinaEdu's international and elite programs, as a gateway to U.S. colleges and universities. We anticipate even greater participation in the competition next year and we are confident that this annual event will further enhance our brand across China."
The Super Student Competition began in May of 2011, lasting three months. The contest was promoted primarily through education seminars and cooperation with Netease.com, a leading Chinese news website. Scholarship funds awarded to the two winners will be put towards university education expenses. Other participating students were given the opportunity to apply to top U.S. universities with waived application fees and access to additional scholarship opportunities provided by individual universities.