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WWF Call for Applications: WWF Memorial Scholarship 2020/21

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WWF Memorial Scholarship

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: WWF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS 2020/21: WWF, the global conservation organization leading international efforts for a living planet, instituted the WWF Memorial Scholarships in honor of the late conservation leaders who lost their lives in a tragic helicopter accident near Ghunsa, Taplejung on 23n September 2006.

WWF Nepal calls for applications for WWF Memorial Scholarships 2020/21 from WWF promising Nepali students who intend to pursue careers in the field of nature conservation.

Students may put in their applications for more than one scholarship based on relevancy and the criteria listed below.

1. CHANDRA GURUNG MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP 2020/21

The Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship was instituted in honor of late Dr. Chandra Prasad Gurung, for his life-long commitment and remarkable contribution to biodiversity conservation in Nepal. The Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship is awarded to conservationists and/or promising students to pursue a Master's degree in the field of environment and biodiversity conservation in Nepal. The fellowship is available to Nepalese citizens who have either applied, secured admission, or started classes (2020/21 session) at a university in Nepal.

2. NEPAL CONSERVATION MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 2020/21

In honor of the 24 conservation heroes who lost their lives in the tragic helicopter accident of 23"' September 2006 and their commitment to preserving Nepal's rich natural heritage, WWF Nepal awards the Nepal Conservation Memorial Scholarship to promising students who wish to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in environment and biodiversity conservation in Nepal. The scholarship is available to Nepali citizens who have either applied, secured admission, or started classes (2020/21 session) at a university in Nepal.

3. MINGMA NORBU SHERPA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 2020/21

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 environment and biodiversity conservation in Nepal. The scholarship aims to encourage bright and promising students from Nepal's rural mountain areas; primarily 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, secured admission, or started classes (2020/21 session) at a university in Nepal.

4. JENNIFER HEADLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 2020/21

To honor Jennifer Headley and her life-long commitment to conservation, WWF Nepal awards the Jennifer Headley Memorial Scholarship to promising female students to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in environment and biodiversity conservation in Nepal. Female students from Nepal who have completed their higher secondary education and either applied, secured admission, or started classes (2020/21 session) at a university in Nepal are eligible to apply.

5. JILLIAN BOWLING SCHLAEPFER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 2020/21

In honor of Jillian Bowling Schlaepfer and her life-long commitment to conservation, WWF Nepal awards the Jillian Bowling Schlaepfer Memorial Scholarship to promising students to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in environment and biodiversity conservation in Nepal. The scholarship is available to Nepali citizens who have completed their higher secondary education and have either applied, secured admission, or started classes (2020/21 session) at a university in Nepal.

** This is a re-advertisement of the call for applications for the WWF Memorial Scholarships on 15th February 2021 and 22nd March 2021. Students who have applied previously need not apply again.

Detailed information and application forms can be downloaded from www.wwfnepal.org,  Interested applicants are requested to send an application letter, a completed application form, and all supporting documents to the email address listed below by 17:00 hours on 23rd July 2021. Emails without the required documents will not be entertained.

Applications should be addressed to:

[email protected] OR

WWF Nepal, PO Box 7660, Baluwatar, Kathmandu, Nepal

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

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