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Pegasus and TEV to provide university scholarships for 1,000 female students

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Within the “Pegasus Every Step to the Future Scholarship Fund” project, starting from the 2023-2024 academic year until the completion of their university education, 25% of the scholarships will be awarded to scholars from cities affected by the February 2023 earthquake disaster.

Pegasus Airlines’ CEO Güliz Öztürk and the General Manager of the Turkish Education Foundation (TEV) Banu Taşkın gathered for the signing ceremony of the ‘Pegasus Every Step To the Future Scholarship Fund’ project, initiated by Pegasus to benefit 1,000 female students on the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Türkiye.

In collaboration with the Turkish Education Foundation (TEV), Pegasus Airlines has officially launched the “Pegasus Every Step to the Future Scholarship Fund” project on the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Türkiye to provide university scholarships to 1,000 female students to support their education. Pegasus Airlines’ CEO Güliz Öztürk and TEV General Manager Banu Taşkın met on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at the Pegasus Airlines Headquarters for the project’s signing ceremony.

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In addition to the scholarships awarded by the “Pegasus Every Step to the Future Scholarship Fund,” scholarship recipients will also be provided with additional opportunities such as mentoring support from Pegasus executives, internship opportunities within the company, introductions to different business areas in the aviation sector by Pegasus leaders, as well as participation in online/offline sessions and seminars focusing on women in aviation.

At the signing ceremony, Güliz Öztürk, Pegasus Airlines’ CEO stated: “At Pegasus Airlines, we have been carrying out a considerable number of activities for many years in line with our belief in furthering gender balance. Now, on the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Türkiye, we are supporting the education of 1,000 female university students in cooperation with the Turkish Education Foundation. We are both proud and delighted to be the institution that will help the most significant number of scholars at once in the history of TEV through this worthwhile initiative. It holds immense significance for us, as we are confident that our support will enable young women to keep the Republic of Türkiye’s legacy alive indefinitely. In line with our unwavering commitment to maintaining the spirit of solidarity and supporting the regions affected by the February 2023 earthquake disaster, we have ensured that 25% of our scholars are selected from those impacted provinces. Dedicating all our efforts towards the betterment of our country, we remain committed to supporting our youth as they journey towards a bright future.”

Emphasising the importance of equal opportunity regarding quality education provision, the Turkish Education Foundation (TEV) General Manager Banu Taşkın said, “Making quality education, a fundamental right for every individual, accessible to everyone regardless of gender is of great importance. At the Turkish Education Foundation, for 56 years, we have been striving to enable our youth to benefit from equal opportunities in education, supporting our students on their educational journeys. We continue our substantial efforts to create value in this field, basing our actions on the Sustainable Development Goals of Quality Education and Gender Equality. The contributions of valuable education-friendly institutions like Pegasus Airlines are both exemplary to society and provide immense hope for the future. With the projects we have implemented with Pegasus, we offer multifaceted support that goes beyond financial assistance to our female scholars, inspiring and guiding them. The contributions made to unlock the potential of our female students, including those affected by the February 2023 earthquake disaster on their way to realising their dreams, are priceless. We express our deepest thanks to Pegasus Airlines for their invaluable contribution towards the education of 1,000 female university students in the 100th year of the Republic of Türkiye. These students are undoubtedly poised to become the future luminaries of our nation.”

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