Sameen Shahid has become the first Pakistani to win the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) 2009 Scholarship for a master’s degree in Public Administration at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Her professional career includes work in Evaluation Research and Development with the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Development from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Sameen got selected out of 3,000 applicants from over 100 developing countries. The OFID scholarship covers costs up to US $100,000 spread over a maximum of two years. The scholarship goes to qualified students from developing countries to overcome the financial challenge of advanced professional or graduate training.