- 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 spring semester 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 Tineka
Lebrun in Georgetown’s Office of International Programs.
- 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
- Fulbright Fellowships:
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.