Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2016

Award: $1000

The annual scholarship from the OTSA Halide Edip Adivar fund provides an introduction to Turkey for qualified undergraduate students who have not had extensive prior experience in Turkey or in Turkish studies. The $1000 award is to be used for travel to Turkey and/or, while there, to supplement participation in a program in Turkish language, a study-abroad program, or a work internship; or for study or research in any aspect of Turkey’s history, culture or society. Applicants must currently be enrolled in a degree program at an institution of higher education, but may be a graduating senior. Applicants also must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.

Deadline:  Receipt by mail or email by April 15, 2016

Award to be announced by April 30, 2016

Submission Address:

Dr. Erika Gilson

Mailing Address:

Dr. Erika Gilson
3 Hawthorne Drive
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

The winner must make use of the award within a twelve month period, beginning the summer after the award is granted. Thus, a scholarship awarded in April 2016 is to be used in the summer of 2016 or the 2016-2017 academic year.

Application Requirements:

(1) Statement of Purpose: how the proposed time in Turkey links to the applicant’s experiences, interests and goals; to include the proposed date of stay in Turkey and specifics of the study venue (e.g. under whose auspices, contact numbers etc.)
(2) Curriculum Vitae
(3) Official Academic Transcript. To be sent directly by the university to Dr. Erika Gilson ehgilson@Princeton.EDU (postmarked by April 15, 2016)
(4) Two Letters of Recommendation: Recommenders should address letters to the Adivar Selection Committee and email them directly to Dr. Erika Gilson: ehgilson@Princeton.EDU