Girls’ Empowerment Scholarships from WDC Giving Circle

Turkish-American Community of WDC Awards Four Female College Students with Scholarships

TurkanSaylanDuring the 2013 International Women’s Day (IWD) event organized by BTF and ATA-D.C., our community raised funds for BTF’s Girls’ Empowerment Project and awarded scholarships to support four (4) female university students for the 2013-14 academic year.

These four scholarship recipients are Hülya K. of İstanbul University School of Economics; Burcu Y. of İstanbul University School of Economics (English); Derya D. of İstanbul University School of Law, and Ayfer O. of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Division of Turkish Language and Literature. This year, BTF Girls’ Empowerment Scholarship Project awarded 71 students with scholarships. This project is funded by individual donors and annual giving campaigns, such as Light the Path to Education.

Our Annual Event…

March 8th International Women’s Day at the Turkish Embassy

Girls will change the world and we can all help!

March 8 is a significant day for Bridge to Türkiye Fund (BTF) Washington D.C. circle. It’s the International Women’s Day (IWD) that brings the Turkish American community with top-notch speakers and women’s rights activists in D.C. area to celebrate IWD. BTF and its supporters celebrate IWD by shedding light on the challenges women face in Turkey as well as other parts of the world. The IWD also provides a great opportunity for raising funds to support the causes that eliminate the gender gap in Turkey. BTF supporters are passionate believers that “when you educate a girl, you educate the society.”

Support Our Metro WDC Giving Circle Programs…

Since 2010 we have been getting together on special days, and have raised over $40,000 to support many other BTF projects like Girls Empowerment Scholarships,  Boots4Kids, Books4Kids, Toys4Kids and Dictionaries4Kids.Please join our efforts for underserved Turkish children. You can donate to our circle’s projects from the button on the right.

You can also follow us from our Metro WDC Web Page or  Metro WDC Facebook Group.  
If you would like to contact us, please drop us an e-mail: metrowdc at

Bridge to Türkiye Fund (BTF) is a charitable non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions made to BTF are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by IRS. BTF”s tax identification number is 58-2678580.
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Bridge to Türkiye Fund (BTF) was established in 2003 by community minded Turkish Americans (Turks4Good) driven to make a difference, to improve life and to cultivate social change for the common good. Our circle of compassion promotes respect and fellowship for humankind in the communities we serve. Turks4Good commitment to these ideals stems from our basic desire to give back to our native land for the many opportunities we have gained from her. We invite you to also contribute to the welfare of less fortunate children in Turkey.

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