The application for the Margaret McNamara Educational Grants (MMEG) scholarship for female students from developing countries is now open. The scholarship is to assist women pursue their education with the aim of improving the lives of these women and children. Grants will be used in schools in the USA and Canada. The application deadline is January 15, 2023.
About the Margaret McNamara Educational Grants (MMEG) Scholarship
The Margaret McNamara Educational Grants provides grants to women from developing countries to help further their education and strengthen their leadership skills to improve the lives of women and children in developing countries. About $15,000 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.
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- At least 25 years old at time of application deadline (see specific regional program application below);
- 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;
How to Apply for the grant
For more information about the grant, visit the MMEG scholarship website. When applying (after signing up), select “US-Canada program” in the first question of the application.
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