‘Full scholarship’ for IUE national athletes
The "National Athletes Scholarship" opportunity, which was initiated by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in order for national athletes to study at foundation universities with full scholarship and to improve themselves academically, created an opportunity for 5 young people at Izmir University of Economics (IUE). Doğa Deniz Çıkman, Zeynep Tuncalı, Bengü Aktarmaç, Batuhan Arslan and Fevzi Arda Duru, who started their education this year thanks to the protocol signed between the Ministry and IUE, had the opportunity to study in the programs they dreamed of by carrying their success in sports to the university rankings.
The "National Athlete Scholarship Presentation Meeting" was held at the Presidential Complex with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mehmet Kasapoğlu. Students benefiting from the scholarship opportunity and IUE Rector Prof. Dr. Murat Aşkar were also present at the meeting. IUE students visited Anıtkabir as part of the Ankara program.
IT WILL MOTIVATE YOUNG PEOPLE
Mahmut Özgener, President of IUE Board of Trustees, said that they are very happy to contribute to the education of national athletes. President Özgener said, “As a university, we do not only provide qualified education to students, we also encourage them to improve themselves in different branches such as sports and arts. I believe that the national athletes of our university will continue their success in sports in their education lives and represent our country and the University in the best way possible. I believe that this opportunity provided by the Ministry of Youth and Sports to support national athletes will be a very important source of motivation that will direct youth to sports.”
WE WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT
IUE Rector Prof. Dr. Murat Aşkar said, “Young people, who display their superior skills in sports, now have the opportunity to prove this in academic life. The presence of national athletes on our campus is a good example for other students. We will continue to provide scholarships to young athletes and raise them in the best way in the coming years. Qualified and effective time management is another subject we try to instill in our students at the University. With the right planning and time management, it is possible to allocate enough time for both sports and lessons. The success of national athlete students is the best proof of this.”
Department of Psychology student, 19-year-old Zeynep Tuncalı (Laser Sailing): I carried out a difficult sport like sailing together with education and I opened the door to the university for myself by getting a scholarship. I would like to thank everyone who trusts us and provides scholarship opportunities. The scholarship opportunity has also become a good awareness for our country.
Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design student, 19-year-old Fevzi Arda Duru (Taekwondo): I am very happy to seize such an important opportunity. I practiced Taekwondo for a long time, I put a lot of effort into sports. I also got the reward for my efforts. I am so happy
Department of Psychology student, 18-year-old Bengü Aktarmaç (Swimming): Education and sports are complementary factors, not complicating each other. My passion for swimming has also created opportunities for me in education. I am studying with full scholarship at the university and department I want. My biggest goal is to represent my country by taking part in the Olympics.
Applied English and Translation student, 18-year-old Batuhan Arslan (Windsurfing): I feel very lucky. I will work harder to be successful in both sports and education, in order not to disappoint the trust in us.
Department of Industrial Design student, 18-year-old Doğa Deniz Çıkman (Sailing): I started sailing when I was 9 years old, and I made it to the National Team. However, while continuing to do sports, I also wanted to be a university student. The scholarship I received showed that education and sports complement each other.