Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship 2018/19

2018-11-28 - 2019-01-27

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Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship 2019

To honor the late Mingma Norbu Sherpa’s life-long commitment to help Nepal’s rural poor to improve their livelihoods while living in harmony with nature, WWF has established a memorial scholarship fund that will provide financial assistance to students from remote regions of Nepal who intend to pursue careers in nature conservation. Recognizing the tremendous loss of leadership with Mingma’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’s rural mountain areas to pursue careers in nature conservation, each year WWF will award a Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship to a student who has completed 12 years of compulsory education and would like to pursue Bachelor’s Degree in the field of environment and biodiversity conservation in Nepal


Each scholarship recipient will receive up to 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 while pursuing the bachelor’s degree. Scholars will also have the opportunity to interact with WWF staff on conservation projects in Nepal.


Students with Nepali citizenship who have completed their intermediate with science are eligible to apply. Students must begin classes after July 2018.


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:


  • Only applicants who have completed +2/intermediate with science will be considered for this scholarship.
  • Priority will be given to applicants from remote area districts (SLC certificate must be from a remote area district).
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.

The application deadline for Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship is
27th January 2019.

Please send your application to:

Mingma  Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship

WWF Nepal Program

Baluwatar, Post Box 7660

Kathmandu, Nepal


Send an email with subject line “Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship 2017/18” to: [email protected]

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


Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship Application Form 2018/19