Koç University Anatolian Scholarship Program
We always take social expectations into consideration and act in manner that is beneficial to society. Therefore, in line with the UNDP Sustainable Development Goals, we strive to continue our support in “Quality Education” which is also one of the most important subject in our country.
Koç University’s Anatolian Scholarship Program is designed to offer affordability and provide greater access to high quality education in Turkey. Launched in 2011, the Program is specifically intended to reach out to successful students from economically disadvantaged families in the developing provinces of Turkey. Within this program; as of the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year, we started to provide full scholarship to 2 successful students. An Industrial Engineering student became the first Turcas Scholarship Student to complete her education in 2019. The other student completed double major at Electrical Engineering + Economy and graduated in 2020.
Istanbul Technical University Alumni Association - Scholarship Fund
Under the Turcas Scholarship Fund, established in association with the ITU Alumni Association, monthly scholarship educational support has been provided to 10 students every year since the 2017-2018 academic year.
First Chance Program – Esas Sosyal
Turcas Petrol is among the corporate supporters of the First Chance Program which is designed by Esas Social, the social investment unit of Esas Holding. As part of the First Chance program, NGOs operating in Turkey are invited to apply to employ new university graduates from “second tier” state universities in full time positions for 12 months. Youth employment is key component for the sustainable development of the country. We are glad to collaborate with Esas Sosyal to increase the employment of youth in Turkey.
There Are No Small Mistakes in Traffic
One of the issues prioritized by Shell is road safety. Shell & Turcas has reached more than 120,000 people in the last five years with various road safety training programs organized in Turkey. The company attaches great importance to sharing its knowledge and expertise in the area of road safety with society. It transformed its expertise into a social investment program called “There are No Small Mistakes in Traffic” on October 12, 2019. The program, which was initiated in cooperation with The Ministry of Education and Istanbul Commerce University aims to contribute to the growth of children as individuals who are aware of the traffic rules and can apply them.
The program explains the traffic rules with an entertaining and instructive theatre performance, while asks the little ones to check whether the adults in their families comply with what they have learned. Students who fill out their checklists and leave them at the stations are rewarded with small gifts.
As part of the Traffic Week, we focused more on digital activities due to COVID-19. As part of the program, we have introduced a traffic-themed mobile game for children. The mobile game that can be downloaded free of charge to phones or tablets on the Apple Store and Google Play Store, students have the opportunity to reinforce the knowledge they learned. With the program launched in Istanbul, Shell & Turcas aims to raise traffic awareness in an average of 300,000 people every year, including students, parents and other family members.