Nepal Conservation Memorial Scholarship 2018/19

2018-11-28 - 2019-01-27

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Nepal Conservation Memorial Scholarship 2018/19

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.


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


All applicants must be citizens of Nepal 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 begin after July 2018.


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:

  • 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 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. 

The application deadline for Nepal Conservation Memorial Scholarship is 27th January 2019
Please send your application to:
Nepal Conservation Memorial Scholarships
WWF Nepal Program
Baluwatar, Post Box 7660
Kathmandu, Nepal
Send an email with subject line “Nepal Conservation Memorial Scholarship 2018/19” to:
[email protected]

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


Nepal Conservation Memorial Scholarship Application Form.pdf