The scholarship is an award of $7,000 as an educational grant towards the cost of studying in top South African Universities for successful candidates.
The MMEG 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.
Margaret McNamara 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.
In past years, grants of up to US$15,000 have been awarded in the US/Canada program, and US$7,000 in the Africa, Latin America and Trinity programs.
To be considered for the IMES, you must:
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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 enrolled (not just accepted) at an accredited academic institution when submitting the 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, spouse, retiree, or MMEG Board member;
In addition to the above criteria, an applicant must:
already be enrolled part-time (minimum of 2 courses per semester or term) or full-time at one of the universities you find on the list here.
be enrolled for at least one more academic term (the term between January and July 2023);
hold a study permit for South Africa if applying from an eligible country other than South Africa.
Scholarship Duration and Reward
- 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 Africa, Latin America, and Trinity programs. Grant amounts may vary, based on exchange rates and availability of funds.
- Grant funds are disbursed in February for the South Africa program, and in February and March for the Latin America program.
How To Apply
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 mid-December for the South Africa program.
Click on the apply button below to commence your application.
The Application Deadline is 14th September 2022
Documents & Guides
Below are relevant document samples and guides that may aid your application.
- Download CVs & Cover letters
- Download study materials
- Download career resources
- Download other materials
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