In partial fulfillment of its mission to cultivate a new generation of young Turkish American leaders, TCA created the annually-renewable TCAdvance Scholarship program for Turkish American undergraduate and graduate students who aspire to build a long and fruitful career in public service, pubic relations, law or the media. To receive the scholarship, recipients must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and well-developed leadership.
In 2011, TCA added to its TCAdvance Scholarship program with the establishment of the TCAdvance-Robert C. Byrd Memorial Scholarship. Named in honor of the legendary West Virginia Senator, the scholarship was created with the support of the late Senator Byrd's family to recognize exceptional Turkish American students who demonstrate a deep commitment to public service and who hail from the 13 states of the Appalachian region.
Since its inception in 2007, the TCAdvance program has provided 71 scholarships to 114 Turkish American students.
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