Margaret McNamara Grants 2024 MMEG scholarships applications for female students from Developing Countries 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 Margaret McNamara Educational Grants (MMEG) 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.
About Margaret McNamara Educational Grants (MMEG)
Requirements for Margaret McNamara Educational Grants 2024
- 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;
- Already be enrolled as a full-time student, with relevant student visa in national passport;
- Plan to continue studying full-time for at least one academic semester (half year) following the award of the MMEG grant in April;
- Plan to graduate no later than two and a half years following the award of the MMEG grant;
- Not hold US citizenship or permanent residency (green card) or Canadian citizenship or Canadian landed immigrant status.
Documents Required for Application
- Identification (ID) card with photo:
- (a) national passport page with photo and date of birth, if studying outside your home country, or
- (b) government/university-issued identity card with photo and birth date;
- Most recent proof of official registration from university (not an acceptance letter);
- Most recent official university transcripts and/or reports
- Visa page or study permit page within current passport (if studying outside home country);
- Second passport page with clear photo (in case of dual citizenship).
- Brief paragraphs describing your personal story, and how your studies, experiences, and future plans are linked to your commitment to women and children in developing countries;
- An estimate of your financial situation, including living expenses, for the coming academic year, and planned strategies to cover funding needs;
- A summary of your thesis (if applicable), including its objective, methodology, and findings, and relationship to career goals.
- One referee must be a faculty member from your current university. The second referee may be a person (non-family member) who can vouch for your character. At least one of the individuals must have known you for the equivalent of at least two semesters.
- Please contact two people from whom you would like to request a reference letter. After receiving their confirmation, you will be asked to provide in the application form: the email addresses of the two people providing references. They will each receive an email link from the Embark online platform to write their recommendation. When their recommendations are submitted, you will be notified by Embark.
How to Apply
Queries may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The results will be announced on our web page in April.
All of the documents listed on Application Checklist are required to complete your application.
Application Deadline for Margaret McNamara Educational Grants 2024
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