It was important to Ellen and Jerry Gallagher that as their foundation grew it would be diverse geographically, culturally and religiously. The program in Turkey was established in 2005, in part to provide scholarships to students in a largely secular democracy with a high percentage of Muslim citizens.
All of our Scholars in Turkey attend Boğaziçi University (Bosphorus University), the top ranked University in the country. It is situated on a beautiful campus in Istanbul overlooking the Bosphorus. Istanbul is a bustling city that blends Middle Eastern and European cultures well. To find out more about Boğaziçi, visit their website http://boun.edu.tr/