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The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Announces 2014 Siebel Scholars

Wharton Magazine

September 26th 2013

Philadelphia, PA, September 26, 2013—The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the 2014 Siebel Scholars: second-year MBA students Anne King and Martha Kelley. King and Kelley will each receive a tuition grant for the 2013-14 academic year in recognition of their first-year academic achievement and leadership excellence at Wharton.

Anne King

Anne King

Wharton School Dean Thomas S. Robertson said, “It is a great honor for the Wharton School to be able to partner with the prestigious Siebel Scholars Program to support students such as Anne King and Martha Kelley. Both of these talented individuals exhibit a dedication to leading and learning. They are role models for their MBA class peers and are truly deserving of this outstanding recognition.”

King and Kelley were selected by a nomination committee that included Dean Robertson and members of the School’s faculty and senior leadership. They join a community of more than 870 Siebel Scholars, past and present, representing the world’s brightest minds in business, computer science, and bioengineering.

Martha Kelley

Martha Kelley

King is pursuing an MBA with a concentration in strategic management and marketing. Prior to matriculating at Wharton, she served as the director of operations at IDEA Public Schools in Weslaco, Texas. She plans to continue working in the non-profit sector post-graduation, focusing on education and health challenges in underserved communities. At Wharton, King serves as vice president of the Wharton Graduate Association, as president of her MBA cluster, and as a leadership fellow. She earned her undergraduate degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University.

Prior to Wharton, Kelley worked in investment banking, most recently as an M&A associate at BNP Paribas in New York City. At the School, she is focusing her studies on real estate and has a particular interest in urban development. She plans to pursue a career in real estate investing, and ultimately hopes to establish a fund of her own that invests in community-enhancing projects. Kelley is a board fellow coordinator for the School’s Non Profit Board Leadership Program. She holds a B.A. in politics from Princeton University.

About the Wharton School

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates ongoing economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and a powerful alumni network of more than 92,000 graduates.

About the Siebel Foundation

The Siebel Scholars program was founded in 2000 by the Siebel Foundation to recognize the most talented students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, and bioengineering. Today, the program’s active community of 870 leaders serves as advisors to the Siebel Foundation and works collaboratively to find solutions to society’s most pressing problems.

The Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation, a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, was established as a private foundation in 1996. Its mission is to foster programs and organizations that improve the quality of life, environment, and education of its community members. The Siebel Foundation funds projects to support the homeless and underprivileged, educational and research programs, public health, and alternative energy solutions. The Siebel Foundation engages in strategic philanthropy; as such, it does not entertain grant requests, but invests in targeted highly leveraged programs and in projects it founds and operates. For more information, please visit

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