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T.C.C.S.P Mission:

Turkish Cultural Center Scholarship Program aims to give scholarships to students (primarily College Students) who are immigrants from their own countries or 2-3 generation immigrants who were born and raised here who are from a Turkic Heritage. With this aid Turkish Cultural Center aims to help students out with academic costs and also living costs. The student or applicant must meet the requirements and fill out the application listed below.

Scholarship Application Info:

Requirements:

Current Education:

  • Applicant must be currently studying in one of these Academic Levels.
    • Highschool Senior bound for college
    • College Undergraduate
    • College Graduate attending Higher Education

Residency:

  • Applicant must be a Permanent Resident, U.S. Citizen or Eligible resident alien.

 

Background:

  • Applicant must be of Turkic Heritage.

Academic Merit:

  • Applicant must fit with one of the education levels listed below and must achieve the minimum GPA threshold.
  • Current High School Senior Graduate Student must obtain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Current Freshman College Student must obtain a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.
  • Current College Students (Sophomore, Junior, Senior) must obtain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Current Asylum Students in College must obtain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Documents:

  • Applicant must submit the following documents and or applications together.
    • Application Form
    • Resume or CV
    • Current or most recent official academic transcript or ESL Program proof of registration.
    • Proof of residency (Driver License, Birth Certificate, Permanent Resident card, Passport, visa documents, etc)
    • Two Letters of Recommendations from two separate people who have volunteered or have affiliation with Turkish Cultural Center.
    • A 500-word essay explaining yourself (must be written in English)
Timeline:

• First Day of accepting application: 08/02/2021
o Application is open to everyone who meet the requirements. The application will open on the above date and continue to be open for a month straight to give enough time for all applicants.
• Deadline to apply: 08/16/2021
o By the above date the application will be closed, and Turkish Cultural Center Scholarship Committee will begin analyzing the submissions for the next weeks. Incomplete applications won’t be accepted.
• Notification of results: 08/23/2021
o By the above date Turkish Cultural Center will have sent all applicants their results. For the accepted applicants’ scholarships will be given.
• Scholarships start: 09/01/2021
o Scholarships will start to be given by the above date by Turkish Cultural Center to all accepted applicants who received notification of their acceptance.

Still have any questions?
Please email us at – info@tccnj.org
* Family members of officers, directors, and members of
any scholarship committee are disqualified from receiving
scholarships.
*It is the applicant’s duty to be in touch with Turkish Cultural Center for any questions, concerns, or problems related to the application process and results.