Closing the Hope Gap

Last week, TPF announced the first ever award in economics for female graduate students from Turkey in memory of an accomplished Turkish economist, Sena Eken Schieber. Getting ready to step on the path Sena once travelled, award recipients, Sefane and Ipek, are great examples of what women in Turkey can do when given opportunities. The…

Sena Eken Schieber’s Legacy Lives

New York, NY (May 13, 2016) – Turkish Philanthropy Funds is proud to announce the first-ever Sena Eken Schieber Economics Award recipients: Sefane Cetin from Bilkent University and Ipek Kavasoglu from Bogazici University. Sefane Cetin will continue her studies to obtain a PhD in Economics at Arizona State University. Ipek Kavasoglu will start Duke University’s Masters’ Degree Program…

Five Girls, One Story

Dilanur is a molecular biology student from Alanya. Eda is an electrical engineering student from Urfa. Fatma studies at the Medical school and is from Batman. Gül, a political science graduate student, is from Urfa. Nevruz is a psychology major and is from Şırnak. These young women all have diverse backgrounds and are interested in…

Wonder Women

Happy Women’s History Month! This month, we’d like to dedicate our newsletter to all wonder women out there who deserve the spotlight more than anyone. Wonder women look ordinary from the outside. You can’t find them in the newspapers or on Google, but you probably pass by them everyday on the streets of Turkey. If…