Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Grant

Grant Purpose: To support the education of women from developing countries who are committed to improving the lives of women and children in a developing country. For students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada, the MMMF awards annually grants of approximately $12,000 each; grants are not renewable. Please follow the application procedure below

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Grant

Grant Purpose: To support the education of women from developing countries who are committed to improving the lives of women and children in a developing country. For students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada, the MMMF awards annually grants of approximately $12,000 each; grants are not renewable. Please follow the application procedure below

GRANT CONTRACT: Grant recipients are required to sign a contract agreeing to the following: If an MMMF grant recipient receives a grant from the World Bank Graduate Scholarship program in the same calendar year in which she receives an MMMF grant, her MMMF grant shall be rescinded. The MMMF expects grant recipients to return to their home countries or another developing country within approximately 30 months after receiving their grants and then to perform at least two years of service in her country or another developing country.

As a condition of the grant, the recipient will agree to make a payment, equal to the full amount of her grant, to the MMMF if: a. the recipient does not return to her country or another developing country within 30 months of receiving the MMMF grant, or after completing her studies in the country the grant was awarded, or b. the recipient does not complete the two years of service within 54 months of receiving the MMMF grant or after completing her studies in the country where the grant was awarded.

Grants Programs are currently available US or CANADA:the application for the academic year 2010-11 will be available on-line by December 2009. Women from developing countries currently enrolled at US or Canadian colleges/universities are elligible. AFRICA: the application for the academic year 2010 is now available on-line until August 25, 2009 and women from developing countries currently enrolled in South Africa at either University of Pretoria or University of Cape Town are elligible. Info /

Application forms: www.mmmf-grants.org

Please submit the application and supporting documents to Mr George Chauke at Client Servcie Centre, UP Main Campus. George.chauke@up.ac.za

The closing date for applications is 25 August 2009

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