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Generosity Foundation Scholarship (GFIS)

Every year, Generosity Foundation Scholarship (GFIS) Applications are accepted in the periods below:

 1.⁠ ⁠Between May 1st and July 1st
 2.⁠ ⁠⁠Between October 1st and December 1st.

Who can apply?
You can apply if you:

  • Are from a Turkic origin or able to speak Turkish (proof of language proficiency might be requested).

  • Have a financial or economic need.

  • Have a GPA 3.0 or higher, if applicable. (3.0 GPA is a nice to have criteria and it will be considered when scholarship committee prioritizes the applications.)

  • Are minimum age of 18 (an exception will be made if you are age 17 and entering college in the fall, following application).

  • Are enrolled in or accepted for enrollment* in an accredited undergraduate or trade school.

  • Be present in the United States during time of education.

  • Have applied for at least three scholarships to any institution except the Generosity Foundation.

  • Have a personal statement that expresses who you are and why you deserve to receive a scholarship.

  • Have two Letters of Recommendation

Your personal statement should be a minimum of 200 words. In addition to a brief description of your financial need for this scholarship, it may contain the following:
1. What are your strongest personality traits that make you an ideal candidate for a scholarship?
2. Does any attribute, quality, or skill distinguish you from everyone else?
3. What are your major accomplishments, and why do you consider them accomplishments?
4. What was the most difficult time in your life, and why? How did you overcome it?
5. What have you done outside of the school that demonstrates qualities of an ideal candidate?
6. What are your most important extracurricular or community activities? What made you join these activities?
7. Why did you choose your area of study?
8. What are your career aspirations?
9. What are your dreams of the future?
10. How will the scholarship help you achieve your personal goals?


What documents should I submit?
For full consideration, you should:

  • Submit a scholarship application including a signature by stated scholarship deadline.

  • Submit a proof of document that shows your GPA, if applicable.

  • Submit a copy of the acceptance letter from the college, university, or trade school of choice. (Pending acceptance of enrollment is allowed. Please update information when received.)

  • Submit two Letters of Recommendation.

  • Submit a personal statement.

  • Applicants must list the three other scholarships that they applied for in their application. GF reserves the right to request additional evidence as necessary

  • Students who are attending Dallas College must apply to the The North Star Turkish Scholarship of Dallas scholarship through the Dallas College Scholarship website. This application will be counted as 1 of the 3 required scholarship applications.

  • To see the application instructions, please click on the pdf file below.

  • If you have any questions about scholarship application or need to submit additional documents for your existing application, feel free to send an email to

To see the application instructions, please click document.


Scholarship recipients may be selected on the basis of criteria reasonably related to the charitable purposes of the Scholarship Fund and may benefit members of selected ethnic minorities or may be limited to a certain age group or gender. From the charitable class of individuals that could meet the established scholarship criteria, all scholarships will be awarded on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis within the meaning of Internal Revenue Code § 4945 and Treasury Regulation § 53.4945-4(b). In selecting scholarship recipients, the Foundation commits to not taking into account a candidate’s employment relationship with any person. Family members of past or present directors and/or employees of the Organization are not be eligible to receive scholarship grants, nor are any person who is a “disqualified person” with respect to the Foundation within the meaning of Internal Revenue Code § 4946(a). Typically, no employee or family member of a donor, an advisor, or a member of the Scholarship Advisory Committee, is eligible to receive scholarship grants

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