Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Educational Grants US/Canada 2010-2011

For students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada, the MMMF (Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund) awards grants of approximetly $12,000 each; grants are not renewable. Every year, the MMMF also invite the recipients in Washington DC to participate in a three day Awards Program organized in their honor.
Follow the application procedure below.
Application Forms: available online from November 5, 2009.
Deadline for submitting completed applications: midnight February 18, 2010
Results: ONLY successful applicants will be notified around May 1, 2010
Eligibility Criteria
A woman is eligible to apply for an MMMF grant if she meets all the following criteria:
  1. Has a record of service to women and/or children in her country.
  2. Resides in the U.S. or Canada at the time she submits the application.
  3. Is enrolled at an accredited U.S. or Canadian educational institution for the academic year 2009-10 and remain enrolled during the entire year of the grant.
  4. Uses the grant to continue to study for her degree.
  5. Is a national of a lower or middle income country as designated by the Country Eligibility List of the World Bank (Country Eligibility List). Applicant cannot ba a U.S. citizen, permanent U.S. resident or Canadian Land Immigrant.
  6. Demonstrates a plan to return to a developing country in about two years after receiving the grant.
  7. Demonstrates financial need.
  8. Is at least 25 years old by December 31, 2009 (Born before December 31, 1984).
  9. Is not related to any World Bank Group staff member or his/her or her spouse.
There are no exceptions to the MMMF Scholarship criteria listed above.
Application Instructions
The complete Application Package consists of:
  • Online Application Form (The Application Form can only be completed and submitted online.Click here (DOC) to get a draft
    1. Registration: First time users please click here to register with the MMMF and access the form.
    2. Accessing your Application Form: Returning users click here to access your application form.
  • Online Recommendation (Deadline: midnight February 18, 2010)
    Two (2) recommendations from professors/supervisors must be submitted using MMMF online recommendation form. Please provide the person with website:, and tell them to go at the bottom of the page to click on US/Canada Program, in order for them to click here (PDF) to access, complete and submit recommendation. At least one recommendation must be from a professor/advisor at your current institution and one must have known you for at least one year.
  • Documents to be mailed
    The following documents are required and must be mailed together in one envelope to the MMMF, postmarked no later than February 18, 2010 addressed to:
    The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund
    P.O Box 27255
    Washington, DC 20038-7255
    1. copy of Fall 2009 Registration
    2. Official copy of transcript for fall 2009 in a sealed enveloppe from the Registrar.
    3. Official estimate of annual expenses for students published by your institution.
    4. One (1) passport-size photograph
    5. Copy of US/Canada Visa
    6. For applicants at US Universities, copy of I-20 / DC-2019 (formally IAP-66)
    7. For applicants at Canadian Universities, copy of Study Permit
    8. Copy of curriculum vitae/resume (Maximum two pages)
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