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 2022/23 from promising Nepali students who intend to pursue Master and Bachelor Degree in the field of environment and biodiversity conservation in Nepal.
Jillian Bowling Memorial Scholarship
In honor of Jillian Bowling Schlaepfer and her life-long commitment to conservation, WWF has established a memorial scholarship fund that will provide financial assistance to students from Nepal who are currently employed in or intend to pursue careers in nature conservation. Recognizing the tremendous loss of leadership with Jill’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 one scholarship, in the name of Jillian Bowling Schlaepfer who would like to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in the field of environment and biodiversity conservation in Nepal.
Application Deadline: 15th April 2023, up to 5 PM.
The scholarship recipient will receive Nepali Rupees. 569,400.00 for 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 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.
Jillian Bowling Schlaepfer 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 Jillian Bowling Schlaepfer Memorial Scholarship.
- Complete all pages of the application form.
- Type your name at the top right corner of each page of the application form.
- Sign the "Applicant Agreement" page (Section V of the application).
- 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:
Jillian Bowling Schlaeofer Memorial Scholarship
Baluwatar, Post Box 7660
Send an email with the subject line “Jillian Bowling Schlaepfer Memorial Scholarship 2022/23” to firstname.lastname@example.org