The Margaret McNamara Education Grants (formerly known as MMMF) is a nonprofit, public charity founded in 1981, which awards grants to exceptional women from developing countries for study in the US, Canada and select universities in South Africa and Latin America.  MMEG was inspired by Margaret McNamara, and her vision of education and gender equality. 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Be at least 25 years old at time of application deadline (see specific regional program application below);

  • 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 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 or spouse;