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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 2018 is awarded to Mr. Manoj Neupane of Arghakhachi to study Master’s Degree in Forestry at Agriculture & Forestry University, Hetauda.

Jillian Bowling Schlaepfer Memorial Scholarship 2018 is awarded to Ms. Prativa Khatri of Okhaldhunga to study Bachelor's Degree in Environment Science at Golden Gate International College, Kathmandu.

Jennifer Headley Memorial Scholarship 2018 is awarded to Ms. Manisha Koirala of Okhaldhunga to study Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture at the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Bharatpur and Ms. Saru Chaudhary of Bardia to study Bachelor's Degree in Forestry at Kathmandu Forestry College, Kathmandu.

Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship 2018 is awarded to Ms. Sanju Raut of Sankhuwasabha to study Bachelor's Degree in Environment Science at Golden Gate International College, Kathmandu and Mr. Temba Gurung of Upper Dolpo to study Bachelor's Degree in Forestry at Kathmandu Forestry College, Kathmandu.

Nepal Conservation Memorial Scholarship 2018 is awarded to Ms. Seniwa Nembang of Jhapa to study Bachelor's Degree in Forestry at the Institute of Forestry, Pokhara.
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
 
Nepal Conservation Memorial Scholarship Bachelor's of Science (BSc) 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
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
Jillian Bowling Schlaepfer Memorial Scholarship Bachelor's of Science (B.Sc.) in Natural Resource Management/ 
Forestry/Environment 
Science 
4 1 Any University of Nepal