Margaret McNamara Educational Grants Scholarships 2023 (Fully Funded to US & Canada)

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Margaret McNamara Educational Grants Scholarships 2023 (Fully Funded Scholarships to US & Canada)

Fully Funded Scholarships to US and Canada is on. Application for the Margaret McNamara Educational Grants scholarship is now open to female students from Developing Countries. The Margaret McNamara Educational grants aim to assist women in pursuing their education so as to improve the lives of women and children.

More so, the Educational grants will be used to enroll in schools in the Fully Funded Scholarships to USA and Canada respectively.

In addition, 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.

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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria to be qualified for the fully funded scholarship to US and Canada

  • First, must be at least 25 years old at time of application deadline (see specific regional program application below);
  • Second, most be a national of a country listed on the MMEG Country Eligibility List
  • 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;
  • Lastly, not be related to a World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund or Inter-American Development Bank staff member or spouse.


Each scholarship recipient is given a one time award approximately $15,000 Grants to last for the duration of study.

Application process

Make sure to read the Application Checklist & Frequently asked Questions before applying, and when applying, select US-Canada program” in the first question of the application. If the programme name does not appear, the programme may be closed to new applications.

Also, make sure to submit ALL documents as listed. Only complete applications will be accepted.


Why is the MMEG grant targeted to women from developing countries?

Our 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 their countries. MMEG is one of the few organizations that provides financial assistance to such women.

Is there a fee to apply for a grant?

MMEG does not charge any application or processing fees.

Who can apply?

Self-identifying women who are from eligible countries, at least 25 years old, and enrolled in an eligible university as a certificate, undergrad, grad, or postdoc students are welcome to apply.

Can I apply if I am not yet 25 years old?

Applicants are required to be at least 25 years old at the time of the application deadline (see deadlines for each specific program).

I have been accepted/admitted to study at a US/Canadian university, but I am not yet enrolled. Can I apply?

Applicants are required to be officially enrolled in their university at the time of application and to provide proof of this enrollment.

I do not have all the required documents listed on the Application Checklist page. Can I still apply?

Applicants are required to submit all requested documents by the close of the application period. Failure to do so will result in the ineligibility of the application, i.e., automatic exclusion of the applicant. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

What is the difference between acceptance (or admission) and enrollment?

Acceptance (or admission) into a university means that a student’s application to the university has been approved and that she is authorized to enroll. Enrollment takes place following acceptance (or admission). An enrolled student has registered for classes, submitted all required documents, is listed in the university’s rosters, and is attending classes. The university registrar’s office is able to provide documented proof of enrollment.

Can I apply if I am a part-time student?

Part-time students (minimum of 2 courses per semester or term) may apply to the South Africa, Latin America, and Trinity Washington University programs. Applicants must be full-time students to be eligible for the US-Canada program.

What is a “full academic term”?

This is understood as a complete academic grading period at your university, whether a semester, quarter, or known by another name, depending on the countries where MMEG has programs.

How much money is provided by MMEG?

In past years, grants of up to US$15,000 have been awarded in the US-Canada program, and up to US$7,000 in the Africa, Latin America, and Trinity programs. Grant amounts may vary, based on exchange rates and availability of funds.

When do successful applicants receive grant funding?

Grant funds are disbursed in May and June for the US-Canada and Trinity programs, in February for the South Africa program, and in February and March for the Latin America program.

When will I be notified about the outcome of my application?

ONLY semi-finalists are contacted for a telephone or video interview, two to three months after the application deadline, and will be kept apprised of the outcome. The results are announced on MMEG’s website in April for the US-Canada and Trinity Washington programs, mid-December for the South Africa program, and mid-January for the Latin America program.

What should I do if my recommender/referee did not receive an email from the online application software (Embark)?

Please ask recommender/referee to 1) verify that pop-up blocker is turned off on their computer; 2) check their email spam folder; 3) write to MMEG to request that an individual link be resent.

My program does not require a thesis/dissertation. How can I answer the question: “A summary of your thesis/dissertation that includes the objective, methodology and expected results and explains the link with your career.” in the Academic Information Section ?

If your program does not require a thesis, you should describe how your current academic studies link with your future professional/ volunteer service goals.

Can I apply more than once?

If unsuccessful in obtaining a grant, applicants may re-apply in the future.

Can I receive the grant more than once?

Recipients of the MMEG grant are not eligible to reapply.

My university or the country where I am studying is not listed among the programs. Am I eligible to apply?

Only students already registered for study at the universities and countries listed in our programs are eligible to apply.

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For more information: Visit the Margaret McNamara Educational Grants Scholarship official webpage

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