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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
TCA Announces 2014 Study Tour Grant Recipients
In its fourth year, TCA has awarded four grants under its Study Tour Grant program. The TCA Study Tour Grant program seeks to provide an incentive to American institutions of higher education to choose Turkey as their study tour destination for their students. The grants were awarded to Georgia State University, Alfred University, the Community College of Philadelphia and State University of New York-SUNY Buffalo and will help subsidize student cost in the study tours. In total, 47 students from across the nation will participate in these faculty-led study tours and learn about Turkey through various disciplines, including literature, media and business.