Turkish Coalition of America TCAdvance Scholarship for Turkish American Students

Degree Level: Undergrad, or Post UG, or Graduate

Enrollment Status: Full-time

Field of Study: Arts & Humanities, or Social Sci., Business, Law, Education

GPA Cutoff: 3.3

Special Consideration: Underrepresented racial or ethnic group

Location: United States

Duration: One year

Deadlines: June. Please check website below for the specific date.


One of the objectives of TCA is to engage and cultivate a new generation of young Turkish American leaders. As part of this objective, TCA has established the TCAdvance Scholarship program for successful young Turkish Americans who aspire to a career in public affairs and the media.

Each year, the TCAdvance Scholarship of $5,000 is awarded competitively to up to 15 Americans of Turkish and Turkic heritage with the objective to recognize the academic achievements, community service and leadership role of young Turkish Americans and to cultivate a new generation of leaders in our community.

Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, interest in Turkish American issues as demonstrated by involvement in Turkish American community affairs, and individual leadership qualities conducive to pursuing a career in public affairs, media and public relations. Priority will be given to students who are admitted to top national universities or liberal arts schools.


Award Details

Amount: $5,000

Field of Study: Law, public policy, public affairs, political science, international relations, communications, journalism or public relations

Additional Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate leadership commitment through participation in community service, particularly within the Turkish American community;
  • Be a graduating high school senior, a college student, a college senior enrolled (or about to enroll) in graduate school, or a graduate student who is enrolled full time in a degree program.
  • While financial need is not an eligibility criterion, special consideration may be shown to applicants who provide information about and prove financial need.