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WWF Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship 2023/24

Open From: March 12, 2024
Until: March 15, 2024
This scholarship/grant is closed.
WWF Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship 2023/24
KMC Lalitpur

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 2023/24 from promising Nepali students who intend to pursue Master and Bachelor Degree in the field of environment and biodiversity conservation in Nepal.

Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship

In honor of Mingma Norbu Sherpa and his life-long commitment to conservation, WWF Nepal awards the Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship to promising students to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in the field of environmental and biodiversity conservation in Nepal. The scholarship aims to encourage bright and promising students from Nepal's rural mountain areas; primarily Sagarmatha, Kanchenjunga, Langtang, Manaslu, Makalu Barun, Gaurishankar, Annapurna (Manang and Mustang districts), Rara, Dolpo, and Api Nampa, to pursue careers in biodiversity conservation. The scholarship is available to Nepali citizens, with priority given to socio-economically disadvantaged applicants, who have completed their higher secondary education and have either applied, secured admission, or started classes (2023/24 session) at a university in Nepal.

Application Deadline: 15th March 2024, up to 5 PM.

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Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship Application Form

Benefits

Each scholarship recipient will receive up to Nepali Rupees 569,400 over a period of 4 years to cover tuition, field equipment and field tour fees, living expenses, books, and supplies while pursuing the bachelor’s degree. Scholars will also have the opportunity to interact with WWF staff on conservation projects in Nepal.

Eligibility

Students with Nepali citizenship not exceeding 25 years of age at the time of application who have completed their intermediate with science are eligible to apply. Applicants must have applied or be admitted to a Bachelor's degree program in a conservation-related field at a university in Nepal. Students must be in their first year/semester of study.

Selection Criteria

Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholars are selected through a competitive, merit-based process. A selection committee is convened to review applications, interview candidates, and select a pool of finalists. Finalists are chosen based on the following criteria:

  1. Only applicants who have completed +2/intermediate with science will be considered for this scholarship.
  2. Priority will be given to applicants from remote area districts (SLC certificate must be from a remote area district).
  3. Preference will be given to applicants from protected areas of Sagarmatha, Kangchenjunga, Langtang, Manaslu, Makalu Barun, Gaurishankar, Annapurna (Manang and Mustang districts), Rara, Dolpo and Api Nampa.
  4. Applicants will be judged on their academic achievement (SLC & TCL/10+2 or equivalent results) and motivation and commitment to conservation in Nepal and performance during the personal interview. 

Note: The applicant who fulfills all of the above criteria and is considered the most qualified and deserving student by the selection committee will win the Mingma Norbu Sherpa 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. Application along with two letters of recommendation, your academic transcripts and certificates, citizenship certificate and examination scores

Send your application to:

Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship
WWF Nepal
Baluwatar, Post Box 7660
Kathmandu, Nepal,
OR
Send an email with the subject line “Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship 2023/24” to memorialscholarships@wwfnepal.org

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