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WWF Nepal Memorial Scholarships



On September 23, 2006, Nepal and the world lost some of its finest conservation leaders in a tragic helicopter accident in Ghunsa, Taplejung in eastern Nepal. They were the leading conservation personalities with decades of experiences, battling conservation challenges in Nepal and outside. These leaders, for the other conservationists of the world, have set an example to follow.

The leaders were returning from a successful conservation act; the handing over of Kangchenjunga Conservation Areas to the local community, when the mishap took place. From then, September 23 is celebrated as the National Conservation Day in Nepal. It will be celebrated each year to honor those conservation heroes and will always be remained in the heart of Nepalese.

To honor those 24 individuals who lost their lives in the tragic helicopter crash and their constant commitment to preserving Nepal’s rich natural heritage, WWF established the Memorial Scholarship Fund that will assist students who wish to pursue careers in conservation. Recognizing the tremendous loss of leadership in conservation, through this fund WWF will help build a new generation of conservation leaders to ensure the future of nature conservation in Nepal.

Students are encouraged to apply as and when we call for applications.

AWARDEES

Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship 2016/17 is awarded to Mr. Krishna Ram Dhital of Jumla to study MSc Forestry at Kathmandu Forestry College, Kathmandu.

Jillian Bowling Memorial Scholarship 2016 is awarded to Mr. Pratik Bhattarai of Illam and Ms. Sunita Gautam of Tanahun to study BSc Forestry at IOF Pokhara Campus, Pokhara.


Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship 2016 is awarded to Mr. Sandesh Gautam of Rukum to study BSc Environment Science at Amrit Science Campus, Kathmandu and Ms. Angila Thapa from Sunsari to study BSc Environment Science at Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel.

Nepal Conservation Memorial Scholarship 2016 is awarded to Ms. Apekshya Kandel of Bhairahawa to study BSc Agriculture at Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Chitwan.

Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship 2017/2018

WWF Nepal instituted the Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship in honor of late Dr. Chandra Prasad Gurung, for his life-long commitment and remarkable contribution to biodiversity conservation in Nepal.  WWF Nepal calls for applications for the Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship-2017/18 for conservationists and/or promising students to pursue Master’s Degree in the field of environment and biodiversity conservation in Nepal. The fellowship is available to Nepalese citizens who have either applied or secured admission, or have started classes (2017/18 session) at a university in Nepal.

Nepal Conservation Memorial Scholarship 2017/2018

In honor of the 24 conservation heroes who lost their lives in the tragic helicopter accident of 23rd September 2006 and their commitment to preserving Nepal's rich natural heritage, WWF awards the Nepal Conservation Memorial Scholarship to promising students who wish to pursue Bachelor's Degree in environment and biodiversity conservation in Nepal. The Scholarship is available to Nepali citizens who have either applied or secured admission, or have started classes (2017/18 session) at a university in Nepal.

Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship 2017/2018

In honor of Mingma Norbu Sherpa and his life-long commitment to conservation, WWF awards the Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship to promising students to pursue Bachelor's Degree in the field of environment and biodiversity conservation in Nepal. The scholarship aims to encourage bright and promising students from Nepal's rural mountain areas preferably those from Sagarmatha, Kangchenjunga, Langtang, Manaslu, Makalu Barun, Gaurishankar, Annapurna (Manang and Mustang districts), Rara, Dolpo and Api Nampa to pursue careers in biodiversity conservation. The scholarship is available to Nepali citizens, with priority given to socio-economically disadvantaged applicants, who have either applied or secured admission, or have started classes (2017/18 session) at a university in Nepal.

Jennifer Headley Memorial Scholarship 2017/2018

To honor Jennifer Headley and her life-long commitment to conservation, WWF awards the Jennifer Headley Memorial Scholarship to a promising female student to pursue Bachelor’s Degree in environment and biodiversity conservation in Nepal. A Nepali female student who has completed higher secondary education and has either applied or secured admission, or started classes (2017/18 session) at a university in Nepal is eligible to apply. This year the scholarship will be awarded to two female students.

Jillian Bowling Schlaepfer Memorial Scholarship 2017/2018

In honor of Jillian Bowling Schlaepfer and her life-long commitment to conservation, WWF awards the Jillian Bowling Schlaepfer Memorial Scholarship to a promising student to pursue Bachelor’s Degree in environment and biodiversity conservation in Nepal. A Nepali student who has completed higher secondary education and has either applied or secured admission, or started classes (2017/18 session) at a university in Nepal is eligible to apply.

Detailed information in this regard and the application form is available for download. Interested applicants are requested to send an application letter, a completed application form and all supporting documents to the email address listed below by 17:00 hours on 25th March 2018.   Emails without the required documents will not be entertained. Hard copies may also be submitted at WWF Nepal Office, Baluwatar or at any of the following project offices:

 
Langtang National Park and Buffer Zone Support Project
Rasuwa, Tel: 010- 540130, 670187
 
Terai Arc Landscape – Corridors & Bottleneck Restoration Project
Kohalpur, Tel: 081 – 541752/753
 
Terai Arc Landscape - Protected Area and Buffer Zone Support Project
Chitwan, Tel: 056- 561296
 
Chitwan Annapurna Landscape
Pokhara, Tel: 061- 535548
 
 
Applications should be addressed to:
memorialscholarships@wwfnepal.org OR
WWF Nepal, PO Box 7660, Baluwatar, Kathmandu, Nepal
 
(Please write the name of the scholarship applied for on the envelope and/or email subject)

Name of Scholarship

Level

Duration (Years)

No. of Scholarships

Institution

Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship

Master’s Degree in Environment, Biodiversity Conservation and related fields

2

1

Any University of Nepal

 

Jillian Bowling Schlaepfer Memorial Scholarship

Bachelor's of Science (B.Sc.) in Natural Resource Management/ 
Forestry/Environment 
Science 

4

1

Any University of Nepal

Jennifer Headley Memorial Scholarships for Girls

Bachelor's of Science (B.Sc.) in Natural Resource Management/ 
Forestry/Environment 
Science 

4

1

Any University of Nepal

Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship

Bachelor's of Science (B.Sc.) in Natural Resource Management/ 
Forestry/Environment 
Science 

4

1

Any University of Nepal

Nepal Conservation Memorial Scholarship

Bachelor's of Science (BSc) in Natural Resource Management/ Forestry/
Environment Science

4

1

Any University of Nepal