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Margaret Mcnamara US-Canada Program

Offered by Margaret Mcnamara Education Grants

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jun 2, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

College & Graduate Students

Application deadline:

January 15, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you an international, female student enrolled in a university in the U.S. or Canada pursuing a postsecondary education? If so, consider applying for the Margaret Mcnamara US-Canada Program! The program is open to women aged 25 and up who are nationals of a country on the MMEG eligibility list and are full-time students pursuing a certificate, undergraduate, graduate, or postdoc degree in the U.S. or Canada.

The scholarship is offered by the Margaret Mcnamara Education Grant, a nonprofit public charity dedicated to awarding education grants to women from developing countries since 1981. Every year, they award $15,000 to help multiple, chosen applicants cover their educational costs. If you are a woman over 25 passionate about your education, we encourage you to apply! The application cycle runs from September 15 to January 15 of each year.

Eligibility information

The scholarship is open to women aged 25 and up who are enrolled full-time in a certificate, undergraduate, graduate, or post-doctorate program at a university in the U.S. or Canada. Applicants must come from MMEG-eligible countries and meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

College & Graduate Students



Academic Interest

Foreign Languages

Other Category


Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application, an identification card with a photo, an estimate of their financial situation, a summary of their thesis (if applicable), a visa or study permit page, and the below application materials.


Proof of enrollment

Academic transcript

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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Margaret Mcnamara Education Grants at [email protected].

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

This scholarship is open to citizens of countries other than the United States. We encourage you to confirm specific citizenship eligibility requirements on the sponsoring organization’s website.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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