Inspired by the memory of former WWF Director Mingma Norbu Sherpa, WWF has established a Memorial Scholarship Fund that provides financial assistance to students from remote regions of Nepal who intend to pursue careers in nature conservation.
WWF's Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarships support Nepalese students who are committed to the future of environmental protection and sustainable natural resource management in Nepal.
How the scholarships work
Tuition fees for two students per year are generously donated by New Zealand's Lincoln University.
The Greater Himalayan Foundation recruits students in Nepal, and provides airfares and insurance. Calls for applicants are generally mid year via their website.
WWF provides living allowances of $15,000 a year for Mingma students while they are in New Zealand. These funds come from WWF-New Zealand, WWF-US (The Russell E Train Education For Nature Program) and the New Zealand Mountain Community.