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Frequently Asked Questions

FIRST STAGE

I will enroll to university this year. Can I apply to the program?

You have to at least complete a semester of preparation and have a average score in order to apply to the Fellow Program. Thus, students who are enrolling to university this year cannot apply to the program.

I have won another scholarship from another organization. Can I apply to the program?

If you are granted a scholarship another than the education credit given by the Credit and Dormitory Institution and the scholarship given to disabled students, than you have to renounce that scholarship. If you do not, than your application will be invalid. We expect you to point this out in the notes section.

I am granted a scholarship from the Credit and Dormitory Institution. Can I apply to the program?

Yes, you can.

When I am submitting my university entrance score, will I also add the high school score and submit the overall score?

Yes, you have to add your high school score to your university entrance score and write that down to the form. If you want to add a note, you can add it to the “Anything to add” section in the form.

What is the deadline for applying to the Fellow Program?

The deadline is June 20, 2016.

My year end average score is not certain yet. Can I submit my score from the first semester?

Yes, you can.

I am a graduate degree student. Can I apply to the program?

Our program is only suitable for undergraduate students.

I am a senior high school student. Can I apply to the program?

Our program is only suitable for undergraduate university students. We will be waiting for you when you enter university!

I am studying at a 2 year university. Can I apply to the program?

Yes, you can.

When will you announce the first stage results?

First stage results will be announced in June 27, 2016. You can check it from our website and our social media accounts.

I passed the first stage. What should I do?

You will get an e-mail about what you need to do for the second stage. The second stage is the Motivation Video stage. We will expect you to shoot a maximum 3-minute video explaining your motivation to be in the Fellow Program. You can check our blog, www.futureleadnow.com for videos of previous Fellows to get an idea.

I filled out the application form and submit it. However, I want to add one more thing. What should I do?

If you want to add or correct something you can send an e-mail to info@girisimcilikvakfi.org.

Where can I find detailed information about the Fellow Program?

You can find detailed information from “What we do”, “Who we are”, 2014 and 2015 Activity Reports and from our blog, www.futureleadnow.com. You can also find updated information from our social media accounts.

Do I have to have a startup in order to apply to the Fellow Program?

No. As the Entrepreneurship Foundation, we do not score if you have a startup or a business idea. Your motivation and your entrepreneurship potential is important for us.

Do you grant the monthly scholarship of 500 TL for just one year?

No. If you continue to pass the year-end evaluations, than your scholarship of 500 TL will be deposited to your account for 12 months every year.

SECOND STAGE

What exactly do you expect from us at the second stage?

You have to the shoot a maximum 3 minute youtube video where you will answer the question “ What is your motivation to apply to the Fellow Program?” in the most creative and clear way and send the link to info@girisimcilikvakfi.org. Don’t forget to write your name, surname, #Fellow2016 hashtag and make you video public on youtube.

I do not have any idea for my motivation video. Can you give me some tips?

It is important that you have to be clear and creative. You have to explain us why you want to be a part of the Fellow Program in a unique way and you have to convince us. The content is your choice. You may be in it, or there may only be visuals and animations. You are free to use your imagination.

Can I shoot the video with a friend and send the same link to you?

Yes. You can shoot the video with a friend of yours who has also passed the first stage and send the link to us. Do not forget, your friend should also send the link to us from his email account. However, sometimes one cannot directly express herself in a duo. We suggest you to shoot your own video

What is the deadline for me to send you my motivation video link?

The deadline is July 15, 2016. We will confirm that we got your link in 24 hours following your email. We suggest you to call us if you do not get a confirmation email.

I watched other videos. I want to change mine. What should I do?

You have to make all the changes until June 15th and send the link to us no later than this date. Do not forget to note that you have changed your video.

Do I have to upload my video to Youtube?

Yes. We won’t be able to evaluate youtube video if you do not send us your link. We do not want you to send the video to us as an attachment. Link is enough.

Is there an example video that I can watch?

To give you inspiration, you can find examples of motivation videos from previous years from here.

Who will watch and evaluate our motivation videos?

Your videos will be watched and evaluated by our Board Members, Board of Trustee Members, Entrepreneurship Foundation team, collaborators, sponsors and friends of Entrepreneurship Foundation. All videos will be watched at least by 2 people.

What will you look at when evaluating and scoring?

Scoring will be out of 5 points. Highest score is 5, lowest score is 1. Your motivation and creativity will be evaluated.

When will you announce the second stage results?

Second stage results will be announced in August 15, 2016. You will get an email whether if you passed or failed.

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