WWF, the global conservation organization leading international efforts for a living planet, has instituted WWF Memorial Scholarships to honor the later conservation leaders who lost their lives in the tragic helicopter accident near Ghunsa, Taplejung on 23 September 2006.
WWF Nepal calls for application for WWF Memorial Scholarships 2021/22 from promising Nepali students who intend to pursue Master and Bachelor Degree in the field of environment and biodiversity conservation in Nepal.
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.
Application Deadline: April 15, 2022
The scholarship recipient will receive Nepali Rupees. 569,400.00 over a period of 4 years to cover tuition, field equipment and field tour fees, living expenses, books and supplies, and thesis research costs while pursuing their bachelor’s degree in a conservation-related field at a university in Nepal. Scholars will also have the opportunity to interact with WWF staff on conservation projects in Nepal.
Note: WWF reserves the sole right to reduce or split the scholarship amount between deserving candidates if needed.
All Female Nepali citizens who have applied or have been admitted to a Bachelor's degree program in a conservation-related field at a university in Nepal are eligible to apply. Students must be in their first year/semester of study.
Jennifer Headley Memorial scholar is selected through a competitive, merit-based process. A selection committee is convened to review all eligible applications, interview candidates, and select a pool of finalists. Finalists are chosen based on the following criteria:
An independent selection committee will review all eligible applications and select the person who best fulfills these requirements as the winner of the Jennifer Headley Memorial Scholarship.
Send your application to:
Jennifer Headley Memorial Scholarship
WWF Nepal Program
Baluwatar, Post Box 7660
Send an email with the subject line “Jennnifer Headley Memorial Scholarship 2020/21” to email@example.com