WWF Jennifer Headley Memorial Scholarship 2021-2022

Open From: February 14, 2022
Until: April 15, 2022
This scholarship/grant is closed.
WWF Jennifer Headley Memorial Scholarship 2021-2022

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.

Jennnifer 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.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2022


Jennifer Headley Memorial Scholarship Application Form


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.

Selection Criteria

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:

  1. Applicants will be judged on their academic achievement (SLC & 10+2 or equivalent results) and motivation and commitment to conservation in Nepal and performance during the personal interview.
  2. Preference will be given to applicants from regions where WWF has active field projects.

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.

Application Instructions

  1. Complete all pages of the application form.
  2. Type your name at the top right corner of each page of the application form.
  3. Sign the "Applicant Agreement" page (Section V of the application).
  4. Email or send the application along with two letters of recommendation, academic transcripts and certificates, citizenship certificate, and examination scores to the address below.

Send your application to:

Jennifer Headley Memorial Scholarship
WWF Nepal Program
Baluwatar, Post Box 7660
Kathmandu, Nepal,
Send an email with the subject line “Jennnifer Headley Memorial Scholarship 2020/21” to memorialscholarships@wwfnepal.org