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Margaret McNamara Education Grants

Our mission is to assist women from developing countries who are pursuing their education with the aim of improving the lives of women and children in their countries. We are one of the few organizations who provide financial assistance to such women.

MMEG awards education grants on a competitive basis to exceptional women from developing countries who are enrolled as full-time students for the following academic term in accredited universities in the United States and Canada, have demonstrated financial need and are committed to working for the well-being of women and children. Applicants are screened by an all-volunteer, independent selection committee, and grants are awarded by the Board of Directors by April every year. Application opens September 18.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

-Be at least 25 years old at time of application;
-Be a national of a country listed on the MMEG Country Eligibility List;
-Be enrolled at an accredited academic institution when submitting application; and plan to be enrolled for a full academic term after award of the grant by the Board;
-Not be related to a World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund or Inter-American Development Bank staff member or spouse;
-Already be enrolled as a full time student, with relevant student visa in national passport, and plan to continue studying full time in the following academic year;
-Not hold US citizenship or permanent residency (green card) or Canadian citizenship or Canadian landed immigrant status



Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: None

Graduate: At any level

Award Type:
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Academic Year (Graduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Open to all fields

Additional Qualifications:
Non U.S. Citizen, woman

Last Updated:
June 13, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17