Each year, the Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) awards grants to women from developing countries engaged in graduate studies in the United States or Canada. The applicants must be at least 25 years of age, must have demonstrated a commitment to work for the benefit of women and children in the developing world, and must plan to return to their countries within two years of receiving the grant. Since 1983, the MMMF has awarded 95 grants totaling $733,400 to women from 50 countries. The MMMF awards up to six grants of approximately $11,000. Applicant must be a national of a developing country that is currently eligible to borrow from the World Bank who is a resident of the U.S. or Canada1. She must have a record of service to women and/or children in her country.
For more information on the program and on country eligibility, please consult http://go.worldbank.org/OECPC21HJ0. Application deadline is February, 29 2008.