Applications for the Margaret McNamara Educational Grants (MMEG) scholarship programme are open to female students from developing nations who wish to further their education in order to better the lives of these women and their offspring. Grant money will be used in Canadian and American schools.
Application Deadline: 15th January 2023
Offered annually? Yes
Accepted Fields of Study: Any field of study
To be taken at (country): United States (US) & Canada
About the Award
In order to enhance the lives of women and children in developing countries, Margaret McNamara Educational Grants (MMEG) awards grants to women from those nations to enable them further their education and develop their leadership skills.
Women from low- and middle-income nations who want to return or stay in their home nations after receiving their degrees and strive to better the lives of women and/or children are given education scholarships of about $15,000.
Offered Since: 1981
Who is qualified to apply for Margaret McNamara Educational Grants?
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
Be at least 25 years old at time of application deadline (see specific regional program application below);
Be a national of a country listed on the MMEG Country Eligibility List (listed below);
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
Number of Scholarships
Not Specified Margaret McNamara Educational Grants benefits: Approximately $15,000 per scholarship recipient
Duration: The grant is a onetime award to last for the duration of study
Eligible African Countries
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep., Chad, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt , Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Other Countries: Afghanistan, Ecuador , Macedonia, FYR of , Albania, Arab Rep., Serbia, El Salvador, Seychelles, Malaysia, Antigua and Barbuda, Eritrea, Maldives, Solomon Islands, Argentina, Armenia, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Azerbaijan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh , St. Kitts and Nevis, Belarus, Georgia, Mexico, St. Lucia, Belize, Micronesia, Fed. Sts , St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Grenada, Bhutan, Guatemala, Moldova, Suriname, Bolivia, Mongolia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Syrian Arab Rep., Guyana, Tajikistan, Brazil, Haiti, Bulgaria, Honduras, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Nepal, Cambodia, Iran, Islamic Rep. of, Nicaragua,Tonga, Iraq, Trinidad and Tobago, Cape Verde, Jamaica, Jordan, Pakistan, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Palau, Turkmenistan, Chile, China, Kiribatii, Panama, Colombia, Korea, Republic of, Papua New Guinea, Ukraine, Comoros, Kosovo, Paraguay, Uruguay, Kyrgyz Rep, Peru, Uzbekistan, Lao PDR, Philippines, Vanuatu, Costa Rica, Latvia, Poland, Venezuela, RB, Lebanon, Romania, Vietnam, Croatia, Russian Federation, West Bank & Gaza, Yemen, Rep, Dominica, Samoa, Dominican Republic, São Tomé and Principe
How to Apply:
Apply via Scholarship Webpage link below. Remember to read the Application Checklist & FAQs before applying, and when applying (after signing up), select “US-Canada program” in the first question of the application. If the programme name does not appear, the programme may be closed to new applications. Visit Scholarship webpage for details
Important Notes: Please make sure to submit ALL documents