Half-Apple Scholarship Donations


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Would you like to support a successful university student?

You can do so while spending less than 2.9 TL per day!

Yücel Cultural Foundation pays 175 TL per month (175 TL X 12 Months = 2100TL) to  successful university students in need. In order to help more young people, we started another program called Half-Apple Scholarships.  Half of this amount is donated by a contributor and the other half is paid by our foundation and/or another contributor.

How does the system work?

Contributors donate the half of the scholarship (1050 TL) in cash or with a credit card ( in 9 installments) to Yücel Cultural Foundation, and the rest (1050 TL) is paid by the resources that the Foundation has generated. If there are more contributors or the budget is raised above the limit that the Board of Directors has set, two half-apple scholarship donations are combined to pay one scholarship of 175TL per month. This amount is then transferred to the student’s bank account every month for one year.

How do you choose  scholarship students?

Scolarship students are selected in line with article 11 of our scholarship regulation www.yucelkulturvakfi.org/burs-yonetmeligi . If you wish to directly see the selection criteria, you can take a look at the following address: www.yucelkulturvakfi.org/yuksekogrenim-yarim-elma-bursu-secim-kriterleri

Selected students are arranged in a list according to their needs.

Donors do not have to follow the listing order and may select any student they wish.

Which documents are requested from students for evaluation?

In order to apply for a scholarship you first have to become a member by pressing the “signup” button on YKV’s website.

Starting in 2016, all applications are made directly on YKV’s website. However, once the scholarship is granted, several documents (explained below) will be requested by YKV for verification purposes. The student is required to forward these documents to YKV within 15 days.

Necessary documents:

a. Mandatory for all students:

  1. Extract of detailed civil registry record.
  2. Certificate of current residence addresses.
  3. Prior criminal record.
  4. Student certification document from school. (Not necessary if a transcript is available.)

b. Personal documents:

(depending on the information filled out on the application form)

  1. If you live in a rental house, copy of the rental/lease contract.
  2. Honours degree, a copy of certificate if degree is 4.00-5.00, 80-100.
  3. Copy of transcript if checked on the form.
  4. Family income documents such as pension, payroll etc. (Can be downloaded from E-devlet website)
  5. If any healthcare program information for family members (yesilkart, bagkur, SGK, private insurance) is checked on the form, photocopies of such documents.(Can be downloaded from E-devlet website)
  6. Copies of certificate programs you have attended.
  7. If checked,  copy of university entrance/placement exam results.
  8. Document showing details, if you are receiving scholarship from another institution.

In case any of the information above is not verifiable or all of the required documents haven’t reached YKV within the deadline, candidate’s application for scholarship will be denied due to misleading information.

Any electronic document provided from E-devlet website or from student service websites or systems is not considered an official document. However, such documents will be accepted for application. After the scholarship has been granted, the candidate is required so send in the original documents.

Can I choose the scholarship student myself?

You certainly can.  You can the choose any candidate you wish who was not rejected by the scholarship committee within Half Apple scholarship program. You can set further criteria, donate to a student from the same region as you are, to a student in a certain school/program or also decide if you would like to support a male or a female student.

Can I support any student by the Half Apple Scholarship program?

No. Half Apple Scholarships can only be donated to students who applied to this program during the application period and selected by the scholarship committee. 

Can I provide a full scholarship within this program?

No. As the name of scholarship program suggests, you can only offer one half of a scholarship. This corresponds to an amount of 1050TL per year. However, if you donate 2100TL, then you will be supporting two students. (If you offer a scholarship for two students, you would donate 2100 TL / 365 Day = 5.75TL per day.)

Do you pay cash directly to scholarship students?

No. Since our scholarship students live all around Turkey, we request that they open a bank account with a bank with which we have an agreement. This way, they do not pay for money transfers and other banking services.

All financial activities of YKV are conducted in line with the legal framework and in a transparent manner.

How can I be sure that the scholarship is paid?

YKV can send you the bank transfer receipt to your E-mail address each month if requested.

Do you inform the student's family or school about the scholarship?

We inform students by email and phone as well as their, family and living relatives. Schools are notified by a letter.

How do you follow the student’s academic success?

We request transcripts from the schools that the students are affiliated with by the end of each academic semester. We can share the information regarding their academic achievement with the contributors upon their request. There are supplementary courses for the students for developing their talents and knowledge. We closely follow their achievements in terms of the subjects that they prefer. They also take part in the cultural activities that YKV organizes. Students sometimes may request special assistance from YKV and get support under extraordinary circumstances.

Can I meet the student I’m supporting by the Half Apple Scholarship?

If you wish to do so, you certainly can. Some contributors do not want their identity released to the students. If there is no such request, then we can share the contributor's name, surname, phone number and e-mail addresses with the student. We explain them that they should inform the contributors about their successes and develop good relations with them. We also explain that these steps are important for the continuation of their scholarship in the coming years. Meeting with the scholarship student is a preference but not an obligation.

Do I have any other resposibilities towards the scholarship student?

No, you don't have any other responsibilities towards the student and you also don't have to continue with the scholarship in the subsequent years.

Can I cancel the support within the year?

Since your Half Apple donation is under a one-year guarantee by YKV, you can not cancel  your support during the year. As long as the student follows the rules,  the scholarship continues for the entire year. In case the student you are supporting fails to respect the requirements set by YKV’s rules, then the following student on the list will receive the scholarship for the rest of that year. Your contribution will not go to the general pool of scholarships. After having transferred the scholarship to the following candidate in the list, we will inform you about the decision and send you the payment receipts of the new student.

Why YKV does not provide the full amount of the scholarship?

Half Apple program is based on the following ideas:

1) To provide more scholarships with the funds of the foundation for young people.

2) To create general awareness towards supporting young students.

3) Improving and spreading the importance of donation in society.

4) Leaving the priority of scholarship selection criteria to the conscience of the society.

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