Sena Eken Schieber was born in İstanbul in 1949. After graduating from Robert College in Turkey, she did her graduate studies in England and received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pittsburgh. She married George Schieber in 1976. Sena had a long and distinguished career in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), during which she took a leave of absence to be an Advisor to the Governor of the Central Bank of Turkey in 1987. She had worked on IMF programs in numerous countries, many in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, and at the time of her retirement, was the highest-ranking Turkish national in the IMF.
We are looking for strong and motivated Turkish women to follow in Sena Eken Schieber’s footsteps to be successful economists. 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 1, 2022. Scholarship recipients will be announced later in the Spring of 2022. Application is available to women in Turkey interested in studying economics in the U.S.
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