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Scholarship Opportunity

Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) is a Washington, DC-based educational
nonprofit organization that seeks to foster a better understanding of
US-Turkish relations and Turkish Americans. In partial fulfillment of our
mission, we have been administering a scholarship program for Native
American, African American and Hispanic American students to study abroad
in Turkey since 2008. We have funding to support up to 100 Native American,
African American and Hispanic American students per calendar year. Since
the inception of the program, we have seen a steady increase in the number
of applications that reached 70 in 2010. We have so far awarded 100
students scholarships.

TCA’s efforts to build educational bridges between Turkey and US have lead
to Turkish universities to offer their own scholarship programs. Bahcesehir
University in Istanbul – a private, social-sciences focused university –
offers up to 8 tuition scholarships to African American, Hispanic American
and Native American students on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible
students who are admitted to Bahcesehir can receive a 2,000 USD scholarship
from TCA.

Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey’s oldest university and a
leader in engineering, has announced a comprehensive scholarship program
(tuition, room, monthly stipend) exclusively for Native American students.
ITU will award 10 students per semester, who can also receive a 2,000 USDscholarship from TCA.

Finally, Ozyegin University (OzU) - a private university also based in
Istanbul – has been administering an excellent 4-week summer program. While
OzU doesn’t have a scholarship program for students, the Honorary
Representative of the Hopi Tribe to Turkey (appointed due to TCA’s
efforts), has agreed to provide 2 Native American students 2,500 USD
scholarships on a first-come, first-served basis.

TCA scholarship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more
information on the scholarships, please kindly visit us at

Of the 100 scholarship recipients TCA has helped sponsor over the past 3
years, only 7 have been Native Americans. We sincerely hope that you will
inform Native American students at Harvard about these opportunities in

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Zeynep Guven
Project Manager
Turkish Coalition of America
1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW | Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036
P. 202-370-1399 ext. 06