Graduate Funding Information Service

December 2, 2019

Margaret McNamara Education Grants: US and Canada Program

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

Margaret McNamara Education Grants (MMEG) draws inspiration from Margaret McNamara, and her vision of education and gender equality. 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.

In past years, grants of up to US $15,000 have been awarded in the US/Canada Program. Grant amounts may vary, based on exchange rates and availability of funds.

General Eligibility

  • Be at least 25 years old at time of application deadline (see specific regional program application );
  • Be a national of a country listed on the MMEG Country Eligibility List;
  • Be enrolled (not just accepted) 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;
  • Self-identify as a woman;
  • Not be related to a World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund or Inter-American Development Bank staff member or spouse.

US/Canada Program Eligibility

In addition to meeting the general eligibility requirements, applicants for the US/Canada Program must:

  • Already be enrolled as a full time student at an accredited US or Canadian institution, 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.

Queries may be addressed to up until the application deadline. For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.