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Margaret McNamara Education Grants (MMEG)

Margaret McNamara Education Grants (MMEG) awards grants to women from developing and middle-income countries to help further their education and strengthen their leadership skills to improve the lives of women and children in developing countries.

MMEG awards grants to women studying at accredited universities in the United States, Canada, France, and South Africa, and select universities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Applicants must be at least 25 years old and currently registered at an accredited university in the program country. Additional eligibility factors, selection criteria, deadlines, and grant values vary by program.

Fields of Study:

  • Arts and Creative Fields
  • Business and Law
  • Education
  • Health
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Social Sciences and Humanities


  • United States
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America

Program Type:

  • Study


  • Citizen of another country

Program Length:

  • One year


  • Winter for US & Canada grants, other program deadlines vary 

Special Considerations:

  • Extreme financial need
  • Female

Degree Level:

  • Undergrad
  • Post UG
  • Graduate