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Stolzenberg ’13 and Ledford ’13 win TSA prizes

Stephen Stolzenberg and Thomas Ledford won Turkish Study Association awards, it was announced at the TSA Business Meeting held during the 2011 MESA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Stolzenberg, a German major who is now taking Turkish 107, was awarded the Halide Edip Adıvar Scholarship for travel to Turkey. The aim of the Adıvar Scholarship is to introduce to Turkey students who have not had extensive prior experience in Turkey or Turkish studies. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a qualified undergraduate in any discipline in support of travel to Turkey for the purpose of study or research. Ledford, a Near Eastern Studies major, was awarded one of the three The James W. Redhouse Student Prizes for Best Progress in the Turkish Language given this year. The Redhouse Prize recognizes the student who has made the best progress in Turkish in the academic year in each of four regions of the United States and Canada as determined by area coordinators and a committee composed of members of the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages. The prize is $100 and is currently funded by the M. Münir Ertegün Foundation for Turkish Studies of Princeton University.