Jennifer Headley Memorial Scholarship 2019/20

2020-01-08 - 2020-03-08

Bachelors Level Scholarships

Forestry Scholarships

Jennifer Headley Memorial Scholarship 2019/20

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 Bachelor’s Degree in environment and biodiversity conservation in Nepal. A Nepali female student who has completed higher secondary education and has either applied or secured admission or started classes (2019/20 session) at a university in Nepal is eligible to apply.


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. WWF reserves the sole right to reduce or split the scholarship amount between deserving candidates if needed. 


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. 


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:


  • Applicants will be judged on their academic achievement (SLC and 10+2 or equivalent results) and motivation and commitment to conservation in Nepal and performance during the personal interview.
  • 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.

The application deadline for Jennifer Headley Memorial Scholarship is 8th March, 2020.

Please send your application to:

Jennifer Headley Memorial Scholarship

WWF Nepal Program

Baluwatar, Post Box 7660

Kathmandu, Nepal


Send an email with subject line “Jennifer Headley Memorial Scholarship 2019/20” to:

[email protected]

(Please write the name of the scholarship applied for on the envelope and/or email subject)