Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF)

Degree Level: Undergrad, or Post UG, or Graduate

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Arts & Humanities, or Social Sci., Business, Law, Education

Special Consideration: Female

Location: International

Duration: One year

Deadlines: January. Please check website below for the specific date.


The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) awards educational grants to women from developing countries whose graduate studies and future plans aim to benefit women and children in their respective regions. Commitment to this goal is an essential selection criterion.

For students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada, the MMMF awards annually grants of approximately $12,000 each; grants are not renewable. The MMMF also typically invites the recipients to Washington DC to participate in a three day Awards Program organized in their honor.

Visit the Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund site.

Award Details

Amount: $12,000

Duration: one year

Fields of Study: any, related to developing nations

Additional Qualifications: women; from developing nation, at least 25 years old; intends to return to her country (or other developing country) within two years of completing use of the MMMF grant and perform at least two years of service