The Margaret McNamara Education Grants (formerly known as MMMF) is a nonprofit, public charity founded in 1981, which awards education grants to exceptional women from developing countries, who are at least 25 years old, and enrolled at universities in the US, Canada and select universities in South Africa and Latin America.
The organization draws inspiration from Margaret McNamara, and her vision of education and gender equality. Margaret used her influence as wife of Robert McNamara, the World Bank’s fifth President, to advocate for the recognition and inclusion of these critical elements of development programs. Before her death, she was awarded the highest civilian distinction in the United States, the Medal of Honor, in recognition of her important contributions.
MMEG awards grants on a competitive basis to exceptional women studying at least part time (minimum of 2 courses per semester or term) or full time at one of the Latin American Universities listed below and who will be enrolled for the next full academic year (January-December or September to May).
- Universidad Austral, Argentina
- Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
- Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru
- Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
- Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala
- FLACSO (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales)
Applicants are screened by an all-volunteer, independent selection committee, and grants are awarded by the Board of Directors by November every year. Deadline: August 15, 2016. Click here to apply!
More info: http://www.mmeg.org