US/Canada Program

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund

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Grant amount: Up to US $15,000

Anticipated deadline: Jan 15, 2020

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Canada, United States

Location of citizenship: Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Angola; Argentina Expand all

Age restriction: At least 25 years of age

Gender restriction: Female

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Overview:

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.

Education grants are awarded to women from developing and middle-income countries who, upon obtainment of their degree, intend to return to or remain in their countries, or other developing countries, and work to improve the lives of women and/or children.

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.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • 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;
    • 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
  • In addition to the above criteria, an applicant must:
    • 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.
  • If unsuccessful in obtaining a grant, applicants may re-apply in the future.
  • Recipients of the MMEG grant are eligible to receive the grant only once.

Ineligibility:

  • May not hold: US citizenship or permanent residency (green card) or Canadian citizenship or Canadian landed immigrant status.
  • May not be a relative of a World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund or Inter-American Development Bank staff or his/her spouse.
  • May not have received a MMMF grant previously.