is to provide access to education for underprivileged children in Turkey. Through collaboration with our partners, we offer scholarships and educational supplies for students in need.
51 YEARS OF PHILANTHROPY
Founded in 1969, the Turkish Educational Foundation (TEF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Public Charity dedicated to educating children-in-need in Turkey
At TEF, all scholarships are based on a need and merit basis, with no religious or ethnic criteria. Each TEF scholarship is one-year long, but students continue to get scholarships until they graduate from high school as long as they stay enrolled and successful in their studies.
Middle East Technical University
Direct Funding of Education
TEF is an entirely volunteer organization run by a member-elected board with no paid staff or office. All our expenses such as mailing costs, web fees, bank fees, etc. are fully covered by the Board. TEF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Public Charity Foundation. All your donations are fully tax-deductible and 100% of your donations goes towards education programs.
TEF has been a trusted partner for thousands of donors for over 50 years in giving students from low-income families the opportunity to continue their education, and thus break the cycle of poverty. TEF supports exclusively the students from rural areas and poor districts of mega cities.
Break the Cycle
Higher Priority for our
At TEF, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing the issue of female student participation. From its inception, TEF has recognized education of female students as a critical investment for the future, since mothers play a prominent role in raising children. Therefore TEF has always given a higher priority to female students in the scholarship programs.
WHAT WE DO
2020-2021 School Year Scholarship
Distributions by Organization
*Total Students: 1044
Total Scholarship Awarded: $360,328
Turkish Educational Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 391165
Mountain View, CA 94039