McGhee Center Scholarships: Thanks to generous grants from the Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) and the Turkish Cultural Foundation, each year the McGhee Center is able to offer a limited number of partial scholarships to offset the cost of participation in the McGhee Center’s study abroad program. All admitted and confirmed applicants to the McGhee Center will be automatically considered for these scholarships. Final decisions will be based on academic standing and demonstrated need. The number of awards and amount of each award in a given year varies according to the applicant profile.
The Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) in cooperation with Diversity Abroad are awarding grants per year in the amount of $2,000, $1,000 or $500 for undergraduate and graduate students who have been accepted to a study abroad program in Turkey or Cyprus for a academic year, semester or summer. Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate African-American, Hispanic/Latino or Native-American students who have already applied and been accepted to participate in a study abroad program in Turkey or Cyprus through an American educational institution or study abroad provider.
Halide Edip Adıvar Prize: Awarded by the Turkish Studies Association. The aim of the Adıvar Prize is to introduce Turkey to students who have not had extensive prior experience in Turkey or Turkish studies. This $1,000 USD scholarship is awarded to a qualified undergraduate student in any discipline in support of travel to Turkey for the purpose of study or research. The student must be currently enrolled in a degree program at an institution of higher education and must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada.
David L. Boren Scholarships: The Boren scholarships provide funding to college students planning to study abroad in “regions critical to U.S. interests,” including Turkey. PLAN AHEAD! Application materials must be submitted in the winter of the year BEFORE you plan to study abroad. Scholarship recipients are required to complete a paid service requirement after completion of the scholarship. For more information contact Georgetown’s Office of Global Education.
Awards for Language Study
James W. Redhouse Prize: The James W. Redhouse Student Prize for Best Progress in Turkish Language is awarded to students recognized as having made outstanding progress in Turkish language over the course of an academic year. The award is $100 for up to four winners per year. Your Turkish teacher must nominate you for this award – please bring it to his or her attention.
ARIT-CAORC Critical Languages Scholarships for Turkish: This scholarship supports students of Turkish language at the beginning and intermediate level to participate in summer language programs organized by the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) in Istanbul. Funding is provided by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Critical Languages Program. The application deadline is usually in mid-March for the following summer.
ARIT-AATT-Boğaziçi University Summer Fellowships for Advanced Turkish: The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) together with the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT) and Princeton University offer fellowships to the Intensive Advanced Turkish Language Program at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul.
Other Award Competitions
Fulbright Fellowships: Many McGhee Center alums have gone on to win Fulbright fellowships for study, research, and teaching in Turkey. Students normally apply for Fulbright awards in the fall of their senior year in college for the year after graduation. Fulbright offers both research and teaching awards. No commitment to service or graduate school is required beyond the term of the fellowship.