The International “Daughters of Ataturk” Institution has announced the award winners for the “Turkish Heritage Award” 2003.
Created for the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic, Turkish Heritage Award is given to students who have shown and applied the ideals of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey, as part of their daily lives, studies and proudly live their Turkish heritage. These students have enriched their scholastic environment through their service and scholarship.
Each year, a certain number of Turkish students are chosen for the Turkish Heritage award who are selected for their particular efforts in Turkish American student’s areas of interest. There is no monetary award with this honor. However, these students are honored and proudly recognized for giving their talents to the Turkish American community and who have demonstrated vision, leadership and innovation and professionalism.
Mr. Evren Ugurbas, President of USC TURKSA (USC Turkish Student Association) was chosen as one of the the awardees for Turkish Heritage Award for Turkish American students.
Sema Karaoglu (Founder of Daughters of Ataturk Foundation) thanked awardees for all their efforts on behalf of all Turkish American students and being a role model for our younger ones.