MMMF Educational Grants in South Africa for Women from Developing Countries
Last updated: 23 Jul 2009
Deadline: 25 August (annual)
Study in: South Africa
Next course starts AY 2011
The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) awards educational grants to women from developing countries whose graduate studies and future plans aim to benefit women and children in their respective regions. Commitment to this goal is an essential selection criterion.
University of Pretoria
University of Cape Town
Field of study:
No particular field of study is specified. Below are examples of field of studies (top 7) that recipients of the grant took:
• Sociology/Social Work/Counseling
• International Development
• Political Science
• Public Administration
Number of Awards:
From 1983 to present, MMMF has awarded 134 women from 57 developing countries. Each year, MMMF awards the grant to about 9-11 recipients (based on statistics shown in the website).
For students from developing countries who are currently studying in South Africa at the University of Pretoria or the University of Cape Town.
MMMF awards educational grants approximately US$4,000 to each recipient.
A woman is eligible to apply for an MMMF grant if she meets all the following criteria:
• Has a record of service to women and/or children in her country or other developing country.
• Is enrolled at the University of Pretoria or the University of Cape Town when applying and remains enrolled during the entire year of the grant.
• Uses the grant to study for her degree.
• Is a citizen of a World Bank lower or middle income member country (See the Country Eligibility List)
• Plans to return to home country or another developing country within 30 months after receiving grant and perform at least two years of service.
• Demonstrates financial need.
• Is at least 25 years old by December 31, 2009.
• Is not related to any World Bank Group staff member or his/her or her spouse.
The complete Application Package consists of:
• Online Application Form
The Application Form can only be completed and submitted online.
• Online Recommendation Form
Two (2) online recommendation forms are required. One must be by a professor from your present institution.
• Documents to be submitted to University
• Most recent transcript (available from the Registrar’s Office of your University)
• A copy of your University Registration for 2009
• One (1) passport-size photograph
• Copy of your passport (for all foreign students) or national identification document for South African students
• Copy of Study Permit for South Africa (not applicable for South African students)
Completed application should be submitted by 25 August (annual). It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund
World Bank Family Network
1818 H Street NW, MSN H2-204
Washington, DC 20433
For students at the University of Pretoria:
Ms. Jeanne Goosen, International Office
Room 3-38.4, Administration Building (Main Campus)
For students at the University of Cape Town:
Ms Linda Vranas, Postgraduate Center & Funding Office
Upper Level Otto Beit Building
Official Scholarship Website: MMMF Educational Grants-South Africa, Academic Year 2010
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