ATAA and TCA Invite Somali American Students to Study in Turkey on Scholarships

Image The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) and Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) are pleased to invite all eligible Somali American college and graduate students to apply for the Study Abroad in Turkey Scholarship for Minority Students. These scholarships are awarded to American citizens and permanent residents who have received acceptance into a university in Turkey, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), or Bosnia and Herzegovina. Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000 based on the duration of study and are awarded on a rolling basis. Since the program's inception in 2008, over 230 American minority students have studied in Turkey and Northern Cyprus.

At the Somali Turkish American Friendship Day in Minneapolis on April 28, attended by more than 1000 Somali American civic leaders nationwide, ATAA, represented by Past President Gunay Evinch, agreed to programs with the student divisions of the Somali Action Alliance (SAA, lead by President Hashi Shafi) and Association for Somali American Nationals (AFSAN, lead by President Hassan Warsame), in order to build stronger bonds of friendship based on educational and cultural exchange. Thereafter, ATAA facilitated meetings between the Somali American leadership and Turkish President Abdullah Gul in Chicago on May 21, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag in Washington DC on May 18, and the Turkish Deputy Ambassador Timur Soylemez.
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