On the other hand, charitable giving for students in need is a strong tradition among philanthropists. The combination of these two considerations triggered the idea of the Anatolian Scholarship Program for highly accomplished students from underprivileged backgrounds, who are not eligible for a full scholarship under the public national scholarship system but who are high achievers and exceptional individuals in all regards.
Designed to offer affordability and provide greater access to high quality education, the Program was launched in 2011 providing scholarships for 14 students with the support of 6 sponsor companies. As of 2021, the number of students benefitting from the program has reached 982 and the number of sponsor companies has exceeded 300. In addition, more than 1500 individual contributors (mostly alumni) support the Program.