Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship 2019/20
In honor of Mingma Norbu Sherpa and his life-long commitment to conservation, WWF awards the Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship to promising students to pursue Bachelor's Degree in the field of environment and biodiversity conservation in Nepal. The scholarship aims to encourage bright and promising students from Nepal's rural mountain areas preferably those from Sagarmatha, Kangchenjunga, 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 either applied or secured admission, or have started classes (2019/20 session) at a university 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.
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 8th March, 2020.
Please send your application to:
Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship
WWF Nepal Program
Baluwatar, Post Box 7660
Send an email with subject line “Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship 2019/20” to: [email protected]
(Please write the name of the scholarship applied for on the envelope and/or email subject)