SENA EKEN SCHIEBER ECONOMICS AWARD

24/10/2017 - TURKİSH PHİLANTHROPY FUNDS
The Sena Eken Schieber Economics Award grants scholarships to women from Turkey, who are admitted to graduate programs for a Masters or PhD 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, up to $50,000 each, to cover tuition and/or living expenses with the condition that the university will also offer the scholarship recipient additional support and/or the opportunity to work on campus. The scholarship may be renewed for a second year for Masters programs.

The Sena Eken Schieber Economics Award is provided by the Eken-Schieber Fund, an endowed scholarship fund held at Turkish Philanthropy Funds in the name of Sena Eken Schieber and George Schieber.


Eligibility Criteria:  Applicant must be a female citizen of Turkey who:

  • Has completed her undergraduate studies at a university in Turkey
  • Is accepted to an Economics program at the Graduate level to an accredited university in the United States (see list of designated universities for 2017-18 below)
  • Will be a full-time student taking a minimum of 12 hours each semester unless fewer hours are needed to graduate
  • Can demonstrate financial need

Scholarship Amount: Up to $50,000 each, to be used for tuition and/or living expenses.

Designated Universities in the United States for the 2017-18 School Year:

  • Binghamton University—SUNY Binghamton, Department of Economics
  • Brown University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
  • Columbia University, Department of Economics
  • Columbia University Business School
  • Cornell University
  • Duke University, Department of Economics
  • Georgetown University, Department of Economics
  • George Washington University, Department of Economics
  • Harvard University, Department of Economics
  • Indiana University, Department of Economics
  • Johns Hopkins University, Department of Economics
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Princeton University
  • Stanford University
  • Syracuse University, Department of Economics
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
  • University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • University of California–Los Angeles
  • University of California–San Diego
  • University of California—Berkeley, Department of Economics
  • University of Maryland–College Park, Department of Economics
  • University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, Department of Economics
  • University of Pittsburgh, Department of Economics
  • University of Chicago
  • Yale University
  • Boston University
  • Boston College
  • University of Rochester
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Rice University
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Virginia
  • Vanderbilt University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Georgia State University
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Southern California
  • Texas A&M University
  • Rutgers State University of NJ
  • University of Washington
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Texas
  • University of California – Davis
  • University of Florida
  • University of Colorado

Application Process: All applicants must apply online with the admission decision letter received from the university, and all applications must be submitted by the published deadline. Late or incomplete applications cannot be considered. Applicants should note that financial need is an important determinant in the decision of the committee.

A Selection Committee, consisting of five members, evaluates all applications. The Committee members conduct interviews with finalists in person or via teleconferencing.


Application Requirements: All applicants must provide the following as part of their Award application:

  • Fully filled out application form
  • Passport or National ID as proof of nationality
  • A personal statement with attestation to applicant’s financial need
  • Resume
  • Official academic transcript(s) from the undergraduate/graduate college
  • Admission Decision Letter from one of the above designated university(ies) showing acceptance to the school
  • TOEFL and GRE scores
  • At least three references

Deadline for Application: March 01, 2018


About Sena Eken Schieber

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 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 “Turkey 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.

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