2016/17 MMMF Scholarship For Women From Developing Countries In USA or Canada

2016/17 MMMF Scholarship For Women From Developing Countries In USA or Canada

2016-2017 Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) scholarship applications for female students from Developing Countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada

Accepted Subject Areas: Any field of study

About ScholarshipMargaret McNamara Memorial Fund

The MMMF 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. The MMMF is offering scholarships for women from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada. The MMMF awards grants are approximately $12,000 each. The MMMF also typically invites the recipients to Washington DC to participate in a three day Awards Program organized in their honor.

Scholarship Offered Since: 1981

Who is qualified to apply?

A woman is eligible to apply for an MMMF grant if she meets all the following criteria:

has a record of service to women and children and a commitment to improve the lives of women and children in developing countries
resides in the U.S. or Canada at the time she submits the application
Be enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the US or Canada for the full academic year in which the application is submitted and intend to be enrolled for the subsequent year covered by the grant.
will use the grant toward the completion of her degree
is a national of a lower or middle income developing member country, as designated by the MMMF Country Eligibility List
is not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, permanent U.S. resident or Canadian Landed Immigrant
intends to return to her country (or other developing country) within two years of completing use of the MMMF grant and perform at least two years of service
demonstrates financial need and satisfactory academic performance
Be at least 25 years of age by the relevant application deadline
is not related to a World Bank Group staff member or his/her spouse

Number of Scholarships: Not Specified

Scholarship benefits: Approximately $12,000 per scholarship recipient

Duration: The grant is a onetime award to last for the duration of study

Eligible African Countries

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep., Chad, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt , Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Other Countries:

Afghanistan, Ecuador , Macedonia, FYR of , Albania, Arab Rep., Serbia, El Salvador, Seychelles, Malaysia, Antigua and Barbuda, Eritrea, Maldives, Solomon Islands, Argentina, Armenia, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Azerbaijan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh , St. Kitts and Nevis, Belarus, Georgia, Mexico, St. Lucia, Belize, Micronesia, Fed. Sts , St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Grenada, Bhutan, Guatemala, Moldova, Suriname, Bolivia, Mongolia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Syrian Arab Rep., Guyana, Tajikistan, Brazil, Haiti, Bulgaria, Honduras, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Nepal, Cambodia, Iran, Islamic Rep. of, Nicaragua,Tonga, Iraq, Trinidad and Tobago, Cape Verde, Jamaica, Jordan, Pakistan, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Palau, Turkmenistan, Chile, China, Kiribatii, Panama, Colombia, Korea, Republic of, Papua New Guinea, Ukraine, Comoros, Kosovo, Paraguay, Uruguay, Kyrgyz Rep, Peru, Uzbekistan, Lao PDR, Philippines, Vanuatu, Costa Rica, Latvia, Poland, Venezuela, RB, Lebanon, Romania, Vietnam, Croatia, Russian Federation, West Bank & Gaza, Yemen, Rep, Dominica, Samoa, Dominican Republic, São Tomé and Principe

To be taken at (country): United States (US) & Canada

Application Deadline: The grant Application runs from: 15 September 2015 to 16 January 2016

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Sponsors: Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF)

Important Notes: Please make sure to submit ALL documents as listed. Only complete applications will be accepted.


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