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St. Louis Fed Accepting Applications for 2018-19 Student Board of Directors


ST. LOUIS – The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is seeking bright and ambitious high school seniors to serve on its student board of directors for the 2018-19 school year.

The St. Louis Fed’s student board of directors program offers high school seniors a dynamic way to learn about our nation's central bank. Participants gain a thorough understanding of the Federal Reserve's role in the U.S. economy and experience its unusual partnership with banks, businesses and the community.

Students from the greater St. Louis area and metro-east are selected based on the quality of their essay and letters of recommendation. Applications are now open for the 2018-2019 student board of directors. Applications will be accepted through March 9, 2018.

Some former members of the board now intern at the St. Louis Fed:

  • Rhodi Celaj is working as an intern in the Treasury Division while pursuing degrees in financial services and accounting at Maryville University in St. Louis. Rhodi attended Lindbergh High School.
  • Sema Dibooglu is working as an intern in the Treasury Division while pursuing a degree in finance with a minor in Arabic at Washington University in St. Louis. Sema attended Ladue High School.
  • Maria Hyrc is working as an intern in the Research Division while pursuing degrees in economics and mathematics at Washington University in St. Louis. Maria attended Clayton High School.
  • Hannah McEnery has accepted a full time position with the Bank and is set to begin in May 2018. She is working as an intern in business relationship management in the Information Technology Services department. She will graduate in May from St. Louis University where she is studying finance and marketing, with a minor in management. Hannah attended Staunton High School.

Students can learn how to apply—and you can learn more about the program and how to nominate a student—on the Bank’s student board of directors page on

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard recently met with the student board of directors. In a question-and-answer session, Bullard talked about topics like virtual currencies, China’s economy and the need for more women to study economics. Read more about this meeting.