Eastern Michigan University student wins scholarship to study in Turkey

by Debra Johnson, Published June 26, 2012


YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University student Fatisha Moteso has been awarded a Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) scholarship to study at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey during Fall 2012.

Moteso, 23, of Ann Arbor, is currently an undergraduate student in the College of Business studying International Business.

"With profound gratitude and great humility, I am honored to have received this award," Moteso said. "I hope to share my experiences with other students and encourage them to invest and take an interest in Turkey as I have."

"We are so pleased for Fatisha," said Stephen Burwood, director of International Studies. "The TCA scholarship is EMU's first and will go a long way to help fund this very exciting opportunity. EMU is expanding in Turkey and we sincerely hope that such scholarships become a regular reward for students of Fatisha's caliber as they look toward this fascinating, dynamic and ever more important nation for further study and experience."

The Turkish Coalition of America is a Washington D.C. based nonprofit that aims to foster a better understanding of U.S.-Turkish relations and Turkish-Americans. The organization provides up to 100 partial scholarships each calendar year to African American, Hispanic American and Native American college and graduate students who choose Turkey as their study abroad destination. Moteso is only the sixth scholar from Michigan to win the TCA scholarship.

"Fatisha is a highly motivated and intelligent student with a keen interest in international business in general and in Turkey in particular," said David Victor, director of International Business Programs. "Fatisha is reflective of the outstanding students we send abroad through EMU's International Business Program and I know she will represent EMU well during her studies in Turkey."

More information can be found at the Turkkish Coalition of America homepage.



Debra Johnson

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