We are happy to announce the application process is now open for the 2023-24 Sena Eken Schieber Economics Award. The Award provides financial support to Turkish women in need of financial assistance to pursue graduate degrees in economics in accredited U.S. graduate programs. The webinar is an excellent opportunity for motivated young women to learn about obtaining needed financial support to obtain Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in economics at accredited U.S. universities. The Awards can cover both tuition and living costs. The Award is available to Turkish women who are completing their undergraduate training in Türkiye and are interested in graduate training in economics in the U.S.
We will be accepting applications through March 15th, 2023. The announcement of Scholarship recipients will be made in the Spring of 2023. 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! Please visit here for more information about the 2023 Award cycle’s application process. Read the stories of the 2022-23 Awardees for inspiration here.
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About Sena Eken Schieber:
Sena Eken Schieber was born in İstanbul in 1949. After graduating from Robert College in Türkiye, 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 has 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. She is the author of numerous publications, including the recently published DEIK study entitled “Türkiye 2000-2010: A Decade of Transition.” She has been described by her colleagues and friends as loving, caring, vibrant, sensitive, elegant, smart, conscientious, warm, and courageous; a role model for others; a pioneer for women in the IMF; and a credit to her country. In addition to being an accomplished international and national civil servant, Sena was a talented photographer and actively pursued her interests in fitness, travel, art, fashion, Turkish politics, maintaining her Robert college connections, and socializing with friends.
About the Award:
Sena Eken Schieber Economics Award grants scholarships to women from Türkiye, who are admitted to graduate programs for a Masters’s or Ph.D. degree in Economics at an accredited school in the United States. The scholarship is given in memory of Sena Eken Schieber. Several awards will be made annually to cover tuition and/or living expenses with the condition that the university will also offer the scholarship recipient additional support and the opportunity to work on campus. Students who do not receive matching funds from their schools will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the scholarship committee. The scholarship may be renewed for a second year for Masters’s programs.