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Study in US & Canada - MMEG Scholarships 2024 - 2025 for Women from Developing Countries

 



Margaret McNamara Educational Grants (MMEG) Scholarships 2024 for Women from Developing Countries to Study in US & Canada

OPEN And Closing Dates 

US-CANADA PROGRAM

  • Application Period: September 15 to January 15 (11:59pm Eastern Standard Time)
  • Results Notification: April

TRINITY WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY PROGRAM

  • Application Period: September 15 to January 15 (11:59pm Eastern Standard Time)
  • Results Notification: April

SOUTH AFRICA PROGRAM

  • Application Period: May 15 to September 14 (11:59pm Eastern Standard Time)
  • Results Notification: December
  1. FRANCE PROGRAM (No specific dates provided)

  2. LATIN AMERICA PROGRAM (No specific dates provided)


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MMEG provides grants to women pursuing studies at accredited universities in the United States, Canada, France, South Africa, and selected institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean.

US-CANADA PROGRAM

MMEG awards education grants competitively to outstanding women from developing countries. Eligible candidates must be full-time students at accredited universities in the United States and Canada for the upcoming academic term, demonstrate financial need, and show commitment to the well-being of women and children. The selection process, conducted by an all-volunteer, independent committee, culminates in grants awarded by the Board of Directors every April. Applications are accepted from September 15 to January 15, with successful grantees notified by April.

FRANCE PROGRAM

MMEG grants are competitively awarded to exceptional women from developing countries enrolled as full-time students in accredited universities in France. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and a commitment to the welfare of women and children. An independent selection committee screens applications, and the Board of Directors awards the grants. The application window is from October 15 to January 15, with successful grantees notified by April.

LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN PROGRAM

MMEG awards grants competitively to outstanding women enrolled in at least two courses in the academic term following the grant award at specified Latin American and Caribbean universities. The application period is from June 1 to September 30, and successful grantees are notified in January of the following year. The selected universities include institutions in Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and other member countries.

SOUTH AFRICA PROGRAM 2024

MMEG awards grants competitively to exceptional women enrolled in the academic term following the grant award at specific universities in South Africa. Applications are accepted from May 15 to September 14 each year, with notifications sent out in January of the following year.

TRINITY WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY PROGRAM 2024

MMEG has a special partnership with Trinity Washington University in Washington DC, awarding grants to exceptional women studying at this institution. Applications are accepted from September 15 to January 15 each year, and successful grantees are notified by April.

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Identify as women and be at least 25 years old at the application deadline.
  • Hold nationality in a country listed on the MMEG Country Eligibility List (excluding the Trinity Washington University Program).
  • Be registered, not just accepted, at an accredited in-person academic institution when submitting the application.
  • Plan to be enrolled for at least one full academic semester after the MMEG grant award.
  • Intend to graduate no later than three years after the MMEG grant award.
  • Not be related to a World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund, or Inter-American Development Bank staff member, spouse, retiree, or MMEG Board member.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA By PROGRAMS

US-CANADA PROGRAM

This program accepts applications from September 15 to January 15 (11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time), with notifications sent in April. For inquiries, contact us-canada@mmeg.org.

In addition to the general eligibility criteria, applicants must:

  • Already be enrolled as a full-time student, holding a relevant student visa in the national passport.
  • Plan to continue full-time studies for at least one academic semester following the MMEG grant award in April.
  • Intend to graduate no later than two and a half years after the MMEG grant award.
  • Not hold US or Canadian citizenship or permanent residency (green card).

Read the Application Checklist and FAQs before applying, and select "US-Canada Program" in the first question of the application.

TRINITY WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY PROGRAM

This program accepts applications from September 15 to January 15 (11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time), with notifications sent in April. For inquiries, contact trinity@mmeg.org.

In addition to the above criteria, applicants must:

  • Already be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student (minimum of 2 courses per semester or term) at Trinity Washington University.
  • Plan to continue studies for at least one academic semester following the MMEG grant award in April.
  • Intend to graduate no later than three years after the MMEG grant award.
  • Not be related to Trinity staff.

For this program, US citizens and permanent residents are also eligible. Select "Trinity program" in the first question of the application.

FRANCE PROGRAM

Refer to the French page for more information.

SOUTH AFRICA PROGRAM

This program accepts applications from May 15 to September 14 (11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time) each year, with notifications in December. For inquiries, contact southafrica@mmeg.org.

In addition to the above criteria, applicants must:

  • Already be enrolled full-time or part-time (minimum of 2 courses per semester or term) at one of the listed universities.
  • Be enrolled for at least one academic semester following the MMEG grant award in December (between January and July 2024).
  • Intend to graduate no later than three years after the MMEG grant award.
  • Hold a study permit for South Africa if applying from an eligible country other than South Africa.

Read the Application Checklist and FAQs before applying and select "South Africa program" in the first question of the application.

LATIN AMERICA PROGRAM

Refer to the Spanish page for more information.

Field of Study

Accepted fields of study include any discipline offered by accredited academic institutions.

Host Institute

The scholarships are to be taken at educational institutions in the United States (US) and Canada.

Scholarship Benefits

Each scholarship recipient receives approximately $15,000 to support their education.

Number of Awards

The number of scholarships awarded is not specified.

Application Start and Closing Date

  • Application Opening: September 15, 2023
  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2024

How to Apply

Applicants should apply through the Scholarship Webpage and select the "US-Canada program" when applying. Ensure to review the Application Checklist & FAQs before submission.

Application Fee, Bond, and Other Details

There is no application fee or bond requirement. All required documents must be submitted with the application.

Conclusion

The MMEG Scholarships provide a unique opportunity for women from developing countries to pursue higher education in the US and Canada. By investing in these women, the scholarships contribute to advancing leadership skills and making a positive impact on communities. Interested applicants should visit the official scholarship webpage for detailed information and application procedures.



MMEG Country Eligibility List.


South Asian Region:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • India
  • Iran, Islamic Rep.
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Lao PDR
  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan

African Region:

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Dem. Rep.
  • Congo, Rep.
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt, Arab Rep.
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia, The
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Middle Eastern Region:

  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Yemen, Rep.

East Asian Region:

  • China
  • Korea, Dem. People’s Rep.
  • Mongolia

Southeast Asian Region:

  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Vietnam

Eastern European Region:

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Georgia
  • Kosovo
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • North Macedonia
  • Russian Federation
  • Serbia
  • Ukraine

Latin American and Caribbean Region:

  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Ecuador
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mexico
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tuvalu
  • West Bank and Gaza