Donor: Margaret McNamara Education Grants (MMEG)
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: United States
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Individual
Deadline: 30.09.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants, Other
Maximum grant size: 7.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Education

Project Locations

  1. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela


1) Objective

Margaret McNamara Education Grants (formerly known as MMMF) is a nonprofit, public charity founded in 1981 that awards education grants to exceptional women from developing countries who are at least 25 years old and enrolled at universities in the United States, Canada, France, and South Africa, and select universities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

It has been working to empower women by supporting their education so that they can build a better world. They are very proud to present our numbers. Grantees have focused on diverse fields of study, including engineering, information technologies, health, science, education, social studies, and law.

2) Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria: be a self-identifying woman, and at least 25 years old at time of application deadline; be a national of Latin America; ; not be related to a World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund, or Inter-American Development Bank staff member, spouse, retiree, or MMEG Board member.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Latin America.

4) Budget

In past years, grants of up to US$15,000 have been awarded in the US-Canada program, up to US$7,000 in the South Africa, Latin America and Caribbean, and Trinity Washington University programs and US$5,000 in the France program.

5) Application

This program accepts applications from June 1 to September 30. Inquiries can be directed to lac(a)mmeg.org during this period. The results will be announced on our website in mid-January. Successful candidates will be informed individually in January.

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