Jennifer Headley Memorial Scholarship 2018/19

2018-11-28 - 2019-01-27

Bachelors Level Scholarships

Forestry Scholarships

Jennifer 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.


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. Students must begin after July 2018.


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 & 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

27th January 2019

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 2018/19” to:

[email protected]

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


Jennifer Headley Memorial Scholarship Application Form