Friday, November 20, 2009

MMMF Educational Grants US/Canada —Academic Year 2010-2011

Thanks to my loyal blog contributor for this info.

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For students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada, the MMMF awards  grants of approximetly $12,000 each; grants are not renewable. Every year, the MMMF also invites the recipients to Washington DC to participate in a three day Awards Program organized in their honor.
Follow the application procedure below.
Application Forms: available online from November 5, 2009.
Deadline for submitting completed applications: midnight February 18, 2010
Results: ONLY successful applicants will be notified around May 1, 2010
Eligibility Criteria 
A woman is eligible to apply for an MMMF grant if she meets all the following criteria:
1.Has a record of service to women and/or children in her country.
2.Resides in the U.S. or Canada at the time she submits the application.
3.Is enrolled at an accredited U.S. or Canadian educational institution for the academic year 2009-10 and remains enrolled during the entire year of the grant.
4.Uses the grant to continue to study for her degree.
5.Is a national of a lower or middle income country as designated by the Country Eligibility List of the World Bank (Country Eligibility List). Applicant cannot be a U.S. citizen, permanent U.S. resident or Canadian Land Immigrant.
6.Demonstrates a plan to return to a developing country in about two years after receiving the grant.
7.Demonstrates financial need.
8.Is at least 25 years old by December 31, 2009 (Born before December 31, 1984).
9.Is not related to any World Bank Group staff member or his/her or her spouse.
There are no exceptions to the MMMF Scholarship criteria listed above.

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