Margaret McNamara Educational Grants for African Women

Margaret McNamara Educational Grants for African Women

Margaret McNamara Educational Grants for African Women; The Margaret McNamara Educational Grants (MMEG) 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.

About $15,000 Education grants are awarded to women from developing and middle-income countries who, upon obtaining 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.

Accepted Fields of Study: Any field of study.

Margaret McNamara Educational Grants for African Women Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following 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;

    Margaret McNamara Educational Grants for African Women to Study in South Africa

    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 listed below:

    - University of the Witwatersrand

    - University of Cape Town

    - University of Stellenbosch

    - University of Pretoria

    - University of the Free State

  • Be enrolled for at least one more academic term (the term between January to July 2020)
  • Applicants applying from eligible countries other than South Africa must hold a study permit for South Africa.

    Margaret McNamara Educational Grants for African Women - Scholarship Benefits

    Approximately $15,000 per scholarship recipient!

    Margaret McNamara Educational Grants for African Women - Eligible 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

    How to Apply

    Remember to read the Application Checklist & FAQs before applying and select the “South Africa” in the first question of the application.

    If the program name does not appear, the program may be closed to new applications.

    Applications for Africa program are accepted from May 15 to September 14. Queries may be addressed to during this period. Decisions will be announced in December.

    For more information and application details, see; Margaret McNamara Educational Grants for African Women

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