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Margaret Mcnamara US-Canada Program

Margaret Mcnamara US-Canada Program

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College & Graduate Students

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About This Scholarship

The Margaret McNamara (MM) US-Canada Program is a scholarship program designed to support the education of women from developing countries pursuing graduate studies in the United States or Canada. The program was established in memory of Margaret McNamara, a former executive director of the World Bank. The MM US-Canada Program awards grants of up to $15,000 USD to women studying in fields related to the development of their home countries, such as agriculture, education, engineering, health, and others. The grants are intended to cover expenses related to tuition, fees, books, and other educational costs. To be eligible for the MM US-Canada Program, applicants must meet several requirements, including being a national of a developing country, having a record of service to women and children in their home country, and being enrolled or accepted in a graduate program in the United States or Canada. The program also considers other factors, such as academic merit and financial need, in the selection process. Interested applicants can visit the program’s website for more information and to access the online application.

Eligibility Criteria For Margaret Mcnamara US-Canada Program

  • Age: Be a woman who is a developing country citizen, as defined by the program. Please note that the program prioritizes women not previously studied in the United States or Canada. Additionally, preference is given to women who are at least 25 years old at the time of application.
  • Student: Be currently enrolled or accepted to enroll as a full-time student in a graduate program in the United States or Canada that will lead to a degree.
  • Record: Have a record of service to women and children in their home country.
  • Other criteria: Plan to return to their home country within two years of completing their degree to continue their work on behalf of women and children.
  • Language: Be able to provide proof of English proficiency, if necessary.

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