New York, NY (May 2017) – Turkish Philanthropy Funds is proud to announce 2017 Sena Eken Schieber Economics Award recipient: Ipek Kavasoglu. This is the second year Ipek is supported through the award. She studies Economics at Duke University.
The Sena Eken Schieber Economics Awardees were selected on the basis of a competitive process focusing on personal commitment, academic merit, and financial need. The scholarships will help cover the costs of tuition, fees, books, and living expenses for one year in accredited U.S. Graduate programs in Economics. The Award is designed to encourage and support outstanding female students with financial need to pursue graduate studies in the field of Economics in the United States. It is the only graduate award of its type in the field of Economics for Turkish women.
“Ipek is an impressive young woman. We are very happy to be supporting her studies for another year. We truly believe that with her determination and hardworking she will be a very successful woman and be a great Ambassador for the Award,” said Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz, COO & CFO at Turkish Philanthropy Funds.
About The Sena Eken Schieber Economics Award and Sena Eken Schieber
The Sena Eken Schieber Economics Award is a Scholarship Fund at Turkish Philanthropy Funds established by Sena Eken Schieber’s husband, George Schieber. Sena was an accomplished economist with a distinguished career at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She also worked as an Advisor to the Governor of the Central Bank of Turkey. In addition to her successful career, she actively participated in Turkish economic and cultural events, was a talented photographer who loved to travel, a fitness devotee, a collector of Turkish art, and enjoyed socializing with friends, family and professional acquaintances.