Scholarships for Women from Developing countries 2021 are now open. Margaret Mcnamara Education grants for the women of developing countries are inviting the applications to study in the US, Canada, Africa and Trinity Washington University. This is financial support in terms of scholarships for international students to study in the universities of the United States, Canada, Africa and Trinity Washington University. Scholarships in the United States, Scholarships in Canada, Scholarships in Africa.

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This is funded to support the females from all around the world to study in US, Study in Canada, Study in Africa for their higher degrees. The purpose of these Scholarships in the USA, Scholarships in Canada and Scholarships in Africa for the international female students is to provide an equal chance of getting higher studies to improve lives and can children in their countries. There is no restriction for the university and program selection in this scholarship to study abroad, students can apply and get admission in any of programs and American universities, Canadian universities or African universities.

In memory of Margaret Craig McNamara, who devoted her life to improving the lives of underserved women and children at home and overseas, Margaret McNamara Education Grants (MMEG) was established in 1981.

Brief Description

  • Organization: Margaret Mcnamara Education Grants
  • University: All
  • Areas/Major: All
  • Course Level: BS, MS, PhD & Postdoc
  • Award:  Financial Support
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards:  Not Known
  • Nationality: International
  • The program can be taken in USA, Canada, Africa
  • Application Deadline; 15 September to 15 January

Eligibility Criteria

Interested applicants to study in America, Study in Canada, Study in Africa with scholarships for international students through US-Canada Program must fulfill the following eligibility criteria;

  • Students must be females from the developing countries (Click here to see the List)
  • Should be a self-identifying woman
  • Must be at least 25 years old at the time of application
  • 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.
  • Language Requirement: Applicants whose first language is not English are normally needed to include proof of English proficiency at the higher level required by the university.

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Degree Programs and Level

As we mentioned above there is no specific programs offered by the US-Canada program for the Scholarship in the USA and the Scholarship in Canada through Margaret Mcnamara Education Grants. Students can choose any program from any university of the America and Canada for the higher studies.

Degree levels

  • Bachelor or Undergraduate
  • Master
  • PhD
  • Postdoc

Degree Programs

  • Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • General Sciences
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Business and Economics
  • Humanities and Arts

How to Apply

Eligible and interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the US-Canada Scholarship program through education grants and scholarships for international students by following the given procedure below;

There is an online application system for the submission of scholarships application under US-Canada Education program.

Click Here to Apply Online

Note: You need to be get enrolled in any of the university or programs given in the official announcement, so first get admission in the targeted universities by visiting the official link.

Documents Required

Before starting the MMEG application process, please scan the following documents in digital form (pdf preferred, jpeg or png): 

  • Identification (ID) card with photo: 
    • (a) national passport page with photo and date of birth, if studying outside your home country, or
    • (b) government/university-issued identity card with photo and birth date;
  • Most recent proof of official registration from university (not their acceptance letter); 
  • Most recent official university transcripts and/or reports
  • Visa page or study permit page within current passport (if studying outside home country); 
  • Second passport page with clear photo (in case of dual citizenship).

You will be asked to upload these documents at specific areas of the on-line application form.  You will also provide:

  • Brief paragraphs of your personal story, and a description of how your studies, experiences and future plans are linked to your commitment to women and children in developing countries;
  • An estimate of your financial situation for the coming academic year, and planned strategies to cover funding needs;
  • summary of your thesis (if applicable), including its objective, methodology and findings, and relationship to career goals.

Two reference letters are required.

  • One referee must be a faculty member from your current university. Second referee may be from a person (non-family member) who can vouch for your character. At least one of the individuals must have known you for the equivalent of at least two semesters.
  • Please contact two people from whom you would like to request a reference letter.  After receiving their confirmation, you will be asked to provide in the application form:
  • You need to provide email addresses of the two people providing references. They will each receive an email link from Embark Online to write their recommendation. When their recommendations are submitted, you will also be notified by Embark.


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 the Africa, Latin America, and Trinity programs. Grant amounts may vary, based on exchange rates and availability of funds.

For Official Announcement

Click Here to See the Official Announcement

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Muhammad Usman

Research & MEXT Scholar  at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) with Graduate Major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society


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