The Foundation has five programs:
- The Honor Spingarn / Rev. Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. Scholarship, a four-year “full
ride” scholarship for outstanding young Turkmen who have demonstrated
- The Turkmen Mentors Program, which provides
mentors to a select group of Turkmen and, furthermore, provides a variety
of tools for Turkmen seeking higher education.
- Community Development, for projects that focus on the respectful exchange
of ideas and which are led by Turkmen in their own neighborhoods.
- Karakum Scholars Roundtable, an annual meeting of Turkmen college undergraduates
to discuss how to put theory and knowledge to practical use in one’s
- The Foundation Curriculum, a curriculum of readings required for our Spingarn
/ King scholars and, also, a platform for teachers to share their lesson
plans and other documents on or about Turkmenistan.
- The College Guide. Every year TYCVF publishes
a reference volume of American universities for Turkmen students
looking to study abroad in the U.S.
- Emerging Leaders Conference. The Emerging
Leaders Conference was designed to identify outstanding students of Turkmenistan
with demonstrated leadership skills and encourage their development as leaders.
Each of these programs is driven by, and is line with, our mission of developing
and encouraging civic values, international experience, and community engagement
in the peoples of Turkmenistan.
Together, the Foundation, our donors, and the people of Turkmenistan make a team.
Donors, Foundation volunteers, and beneficiaries are together agents of change
and improvement who believe in the respectful exchange of ideas and who share
a positive and peaceful vision of their local and world communities.