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WWF Nepal Conservation Memorial Scholarship 2023/24

Open From: March 12, 2024
Until: March 15, 2024
This scholarship/grant is closed.
WWF Nepal Conservation 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 applications for WWF Memorial Scholarships 2023/24 from promising Nepali students who intend to pursue careers in the field of nature conservation.

Nepal Conservation Memorial Scholarship

To honor the 24 individuals lost in the tragic helicopter incident of 23rd September 2006 and their commitment to preserving Nepal’s rich natural heritage, WWF has established a memorial scholarship fund that will assist students who wish to pursue careers in conservation. Recognizing the tremendous loss of leadership in conservation, through this fund WWF will help build a new generation of conservation leaders to ensure the future of nature in Nepal. To encourage bright and promising students to pursue careers in nature conservation, each year WWF will award a Nepal Conservation 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.

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


Nepal Conservation Memorial Scholarship Application Form


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.

Note: WWF reserves the sole right to reduce or split the scholarship amount between deserving candidates if needed.


All applicants must be citizens of Nepal not exceeding 25 years of age at the time of application to be eligible for Nepal Conservation Memorial Scholarship. 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

Nepal Conservation 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. Applicants will be judged on their academic achievement (SLC/SEE & 10+2 or equivalent results) and motivation and commitment to conservation in Nepal and performance during the personal interview.
  2. Preference will be given to applicants from ethnic/indigenous minority and Dalit groups.

Note: Proof of certification on ethnic/indigenous/minority/Dalit status from concerned authority is required at the time of application.

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 Nepal Conservation 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:

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

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