Every year, we also provide scholarships to students with disabilities or those under protection who have earned the right to attend higher educational institutions. We also provide them to children of families who have suffered from natural disasters that affect the country, as well those selected by educational institutions.
Similar to previous years in response to natural disasters, the Turkish Education Foundation has provided scholarships to student earthquake victims, including 4,041 from the 1999 Marmara earthquake, 1,000 from the 2002 Afyon earthquake, 100 from the 2003 Bingöl earthquake, and 400 from the 2011 Van earthquake.
We still provide scholarships to students who orphaned in the 2014 Soma mine disaster, who lost their parent(s) or home during the 2020 Elazığ and İzmir earthquakes, or who were affected by floods and fires in 2021.
With the support of our donors, we also provided scholarships to students who lost their parent(s) or suffered loss of income during the COVID-19 epidemic, which struck the world starting from March 2020.