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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

WWF Nepal has instituted 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 awards Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship to 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 at a university in Nepal.

Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship

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 at a university in Nepal.

Jennifer Headley Memorial Scholarship

In honor of Jennifer Headley and her life-long commitment to conservation, WWF has established a memorial scholarship fund that will provide financial assistance to female students from Nepal who are currently employed in or intend to pursue careers in nature conservation. Recognizing the tremendous loss of leadership with Jennifer’s untimely and tragic death, through this fund WWF will help build a new generation of conservation leaders to take on the many challenges facing Nepal in preserving its rich natural heritage. To encourage bright and promising students from Nepal to continue or pursue careers in nature conservation, each year WWF will award a scholarship in the name of Jennifer Headley, to a female student who would like to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in the field of environment and biodiversity conservation in Nepal.

Nepal Conservation Memorial Scholarship

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 fellowship is available to Nepali citizens who have either applied or secured admission, or have started classes at a university in Nepal.

Jillian Bowling Schlaepfer Memorial Scholarship

In honor of Jillian Bowling Schlaepfer and her life-long commitment to conservation, WWF has established a memorial scholarship fund that will provide financial assistance to students from Nepal who are currently employed in or intend to pursue careers in nature conservation. Recognizing the tremendous loss of leadership with Jill’s untimely and tragic death, through this fund WWF will help build a new generation of conservation leaders to take on the many challenges facing Nepal in preserving its rich natural heritage. To encourage bright and promising students from Nepal to continue or pursue careers in nature conservation, each year WWF will award one scholarship, in the name of Jillian Bowling Schlaepfer who would like to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in the field of environment and biodiversity conservation in Nepal.

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 Forestry

4

1

Any University of Nepal

Jennifer Headley Memorial Scholarships for Girls

Bachelor's of Science (B.Sc.) in Forestry

4

1

Any University of Nepal

Mingma 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