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Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund for Young Kenyan Women 2017

Each year the Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund offers scholarship award to young women with passion and personal commitment to environmental conservation.

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Application Deadline: 30th July 2017

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Kenya

About the Award: The Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund is an environmental innovations fund set up in memory of Professor Wangari Maathai that aims at developing action oriented young people with strong values and commitment to the conservation of the physical and social environment in Kenya. The fund has been established by The Rockefeller Foundation, The Green Belt Movement and Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF).

This is the fourth public call for scholarship applications to the fund. A scholarship award from the fund is given each year to a young woman who has demonstrated passion and personal commitment to environmental conservation. This individual must also demonstrate their ability to successfully mobilize people and provide leadership in environmental advocacy.

Type: Grants

Eligibility/Selection Criteria

  • A young woman of between the ages of 18 – 25 years.
  • Kenyan citizens currently residing in Kenya
  • The scholarship is limited to applicants who have enrolled in a Kenyan University
  • Ability to demonstrate the environmental conservation project(s) they have started or have been involved in and how those initiatives have impacted people in their community, in ways that have improved environmental health and sustainability, and the fund’s goals of achieving a greener, cleaner and a more sustainable community.

Number of Scholarships: 1

Value of Scholarship: Successful candidate will receive funds towards scholastic needs which includes tuition fees. You will also get funds to support a community environmental project

How to Apply: Detailed application guidelines and application forms can be downloaded from the following website: www.kcdf.or.ke. Applications NOT submitted in this form will be disqualified. COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS (see in Scholarship Webpage below) can be submitted online to KCDF here on or before 5.00pm, 30th July 2017. Applications delivered outside the deadline shall be automatically disqualified. Applicants must counter check with the checklist to ensure that all the required attachments are included.

For any queries, kindly send to [email protected] quoting the reference No. KCDF/LECC/SF/R5/2017 on the subject line.

It is important to go through the Information Note & Guide before applying for this scholarship.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Scholarship Provider: The Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund

Important Notes: All interested applicants are encouraged to carefully read and fully understand these guidelines before attempting to complete the application forms. Failure to strictly follow the guidelines may result in incomplete or rejection of submitted proposals.

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