The Turkish American Women’s Scholarship Fund (TAWSF) was founded in January 1989 to further the university education of women, preparing them for the challenges of modern society.  The founding members are Ayhan Lash, Leyla Harfoush and Belma Selçukoğlu.

TAWSF awards scholarships to female students who need financial assistance and who are in good academic standing.  Our scholarships are awarded to women because, while Turkish women have been pursuing university education during much of the 20th century, low-income families usually make their sons’ education their first priority.

Since 1989, TAWSF has granted nearly 400 scholarships to over 130 students.  Our students have diverse academic interests, and represent universities across Turkey.

We ask for your support so more young Turkish women will be able to further their education.  Please support TAWSF and its goal of educating women by selecting DONATE near the top of your screen, by becoming a member of TAWSF, and by attending our fundraising events.

Your donation is tax-deductible.  TAWSF is a tax-exempt non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, run entirely by volunteers.  All but a very small portion of your donation will go directly to our scholarship recipients.