Margaret McNamara Educational Grants Scholarships are awarded to women from developing and middle-income countries who, upon obtainment of their degree, intend to work in, or with, a developing country to improve the lives of women and/or children.
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- Host: Margaret McNamara Educational Grants
- Study Abroad: Study in USA | Study in Canada
- Category: Postgraduate Scholarships | Masters Scholarships
- Eligible Countries: All Countries
- Reward: $15,000
- No IELTS Required
- Deadline: January 15, 2024
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Margaret McNamara Educational Grants 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 developing countries. MMEG is one of the few organizations that provides financial assistance to such women.
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
be a self-identifying woman, and at least 25 years old at time of application deadline;
be a national of a country listed on the MMEG Country Eligibility List (except for the Trinity Washington University program);
be registered (not just accepted) at an accredited in-person academic institution when submitting their application;
plan to be enrolled for at least one full academic semester (half-year term) after award of the MMEG grant;
plan to graduate no later than three years after the award of the MMEG grant;
not be related to a World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund, or Inter-American Development Bank staff member, spouse, retiree, or MMEG Board member.
Scholarship Duration and Reward
- The grants will run for the duration of study with full sponsorship
All of the documents listed below are required to complete your application.
Failure to submit a complete application with ALL required documents by the close of the application period will result in ineligibility of the application, i.e., automatic exclusion of the applicant.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Before starting the MMEG application process, please scan the following documents in digital form (pdf preferred, jpeg or png):
- 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).
You will be asked to upload these documents at specific points in the on-line application form. You will also provide:
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.
Two reference letters are required.
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.
Method of Application
To apply, interested and qualified candidates should click on the link created below.