Please read the following information carefully and read application checklist provided in the left menu before applying.

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be at least 25 years old at time of application deadline (see specific regional program application below);

  • Be a national of a country listed on the MMEG Country Eligibility List (except for the Trinity Washington University program);

  • Be enrolled (not just accepted) at an accredited academic institution when submitting application; and plan to be enrolled for a full academic term after award of the grant by the Board;

  • Not be related to a World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund or Inter-American Development Bank staff member or spouse;

PROGRAMS

US & CANADA program

Applications are accepted between September 15 - January 15. Queries may be addressed to us-canada@mmeg.org during this period.

In addition to the general eligibility criteria, an applicant must: 

  • already be enrolled as a full time student, with relevant student visa in national passport, and plan to continue studying full time in the following academic year;

  • not hold US citizenship or permanent residency (green card) or Canadian citizenship or Canadian landed immigrant status

Remember to read the Application Checklist & FAQs before applying, and select the   "US-Canada program" in the first question of the application. If the program name  does not appear, the program may be closed to new applications.

The results will be announced on our web page at the end of March 2020. Successful candidates will be informed personally.

TRINITY WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY program                  

This program accepts applications between September 15 and January 15. Queries may be addressed to trinity@mmeg.org during this period. The results will be announced on our web page at the end of March 2020. Successful candidates will be informed personally.

In addition to the above criteria, an applicant must: 

  • already be enrolled as a full time student at Trinity Washington University, and plan to continue studying full time in the following academic year;

  • not be related to Trinity staff

  • US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply

Remember to read the Application Checklist & FAQs before applying, and select "Trinity program" in the first question of the application. If the program name does not appear, the program may be closed to new applications.

south AFRICA PROGRAM

Applications for Africa program were from May 15, 2019 to September 14, 2019. Queries may be addressed to southafrica@mmeg.org . Decisions will be announced in December, 2019.

In addition to the above criteria, an applicant must: 

  • already be enrolled part time (minimum of 2 courses per semester or term) or full time at one of the universities listed below:

    • University of the Witwatersrand

    • University of Cape Town

    • University of Stellenbosch

    • University of Pretoria

    • University of the Free State

  • be enrolled for at least one more academic term (the term between January to July 2020)

  • Applicants applying from eligible countries other than South Africa must hold a study permit for South Africa.

Estimated expenses should be calculated and expressed in Rand

Remember to read the Application Checklist & FAQs before applying and select the   "South Africa" in the first question of the application. If the program name  does not appear, the program may be closed to new applications.

LATIN AMERICA PROGRAM

Please visit this page for more information.


YOUR COMMITMENT TO THE MMEG COMMUNITY

Education grants are awarded to women from developing and middle-income countries who, upon obtainment of their degree, intend to work in, or with, a developing country to improve the lives of women and/or children.

We encourage MMEG recipients to inform other students about our grant, and to network with other recipient alumnae.