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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.

WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships for Nature Conservation 2018 - Call for Application

The WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships (PBS) for Nature Conservation was established in 1991 in honor of WWF’s Founder President, the late HRH Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. The aim of the WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarship Fund is to provide financial support to individuals wishing to pursue short-term professional training or formal studies that will help them contribute more effectively to conservation efforts in Nepal.

*Apply before: 17:00 hours on 13th January 2018

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

(for BSc Forestry Studies, Institute of Forestry, Hetauda)


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 BSc in Forestry at the Institute of Forestry (IOF), Hetauda Campus. A female student who has completed higher secondary education and intending to appear in the BSc entrance examinations at IOF, Hetauda is eligible to apply.

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

(for BSc Forestry Studies, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara)

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 BSc in Forestry at the Institute of Forestry (IOF), Pokhara Campus. A student who has completed higher secondary education and intending to appear in BSc entrance examinations at IoF, Pokhara is eligible to apply. Preference will be given to students from marginalized communities.

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

TU, IOF, Pokhara Campus

Jennifer Headley Memorial Scholarships for Girls

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

4

1

TU, IOF, Hetauda Campus

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