Since 2008, TCA has been providing scholarships to support individual students from American minority communities – including Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Armenian Americans – who pursue part of their education in Turkey. With this new grant, we seek to provide a general incentive to American educational institutions to choose Turkey as a study tour destination for their students. With increased interest in Turkey and its region, TCA's grant is designed to support such study tours by decreasing participation cost for students, hence increasing participation.
(Note: Minority students who participate in a TCA-sponsored Study Tour are not eligible for additional funding under the TCA Minority Scholarship Program.)
How to Apply
TCA accepts applications for the Study Tour Grant between January 15 through February 15 of the calendar year in which the study tour is planned. A limited number of study tour grants are awarded for each calendar year. Grant notifications will be made by March 31st of each calendar year. All applications must follow the proposed letter of intent format available here.
The letter of intent should be submitted electronically along with a cover page, daily itineraries and a projected budget - including a list of other sources of funding - to email@example.com.
2013 TCA Study Tour Grant Participants
In 2013, TCA continued to expand its Turkey Study Tour Grant Program by supporting educational tours organized by American universities to Turkey. In its third year, four universities received TCA grants totaling 22,500 USD.
Georgia State University (GSU) received a grant of 9,000 USD for a Global Business and Media tour. The ten-day trip in May 2013 brought 18 students to Istanbul. Read More.
Grand Valley State University (GVSU) was awarded a grant for 5,000 USD from TCA for a month-long trip in May that brought 10 students to Ankara, Konya and Istanbul. Read More.
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) received a grant of 2,500 USD for a two-week tour organized and led by Dr. Ece Akyol. The program brought 5 students to Istanbul. Read More.
George Washington University (GWU), a second-year grant recipient, was awarded 6,000 USD to bring 12 students on a two-week trip to Istanbul. Read More.