George Schieber, a former World Bank official, married Sena Eken in 1976. Through Sena, he developed a fascination with Turkey’s remarkable history, culture, and potential. After receiving her Ph.D. in Economics in the U.S., Sena had a very successful career in various technical and managerial roles at the International Monetary Fund and as an Advisor to the Governor of the Central Bank of Turkey. She has been described as a role model, a pioneer for women, and a credit to her country. After Sena passed away, to honor his wife and continue her legacy, George established the Sena Eken Schieber Economics Award at TPF. The main goal of this scholarship is to encourage and support outstanding Turkish female students, with financial need, to pursue graduate studies in Economics in the United States.
As Sena strongly believed that finances should not stand between a talented woman and her education, this scholarship award provides candidates with financial need, assistance to fulfill their dreams. Eligible candidates are Turkish female students, who demonstrate financial need, who have completed their undergraduate education in Turkey, and are accepted to accredited graduate Economics programs in the United States.
We are looking for strong and motivated women to follow in Sena’s footsteps so that they can achieve their full potential, and make a difference. If you think that you, or someone you know, qualify for this opportunity, apply now or share this message!
Applications will be accepted through March 1st, 2021. Scholarship recipients will be announced later in the Spring of 2021. If you are interested in applying please read more here and attend our upcoming webinar (Register here) on Friday, November 20th, 11 AM EST (19:00 Istanbul Time). For further information, please contact Irem Kilic at [email protected].