TCA is a fully independent 501(c)(3) public charitable organization that receives no funding from either the U.S. or Turkish government. It is funded entirely by Turkish Americans who believe in a strong U.S.-Turkey relationship and who are proud of their Turkish heritage and by others who share these ideals. TCA is not affiliated with any other organization. TCA is committed to building coalitions and working with all like minded organizations, based on shared values and goals, on the local, state and national levels in the sponsorship and organization of Educational programs on Turkish American issues, Turkish heritage and Turkey.
The Turkish Coalition of America's scholarship program is designed to encourage exchanges between Turks and Armenians, while enabling the shared history of both cultures to resurface through mutual dialogue and understanding. To be eligible, applicants must: be US citizens of Armenian descent; either be undergraduates or graduate students; and be accepted to a Study Abroad program, language program at a university in Turkey or Northern Cyprus or to a university sponsored study to Turkey or Northern Cyprus.